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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Division of Extramural Research and Training; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Program Assessment and Evaluations for NIEHS-Asthma Research

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Summary: Under the provision of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2007, page 26399 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection: Title: Program Assessment and Evaluations for NIEHS—Asthma Research. Type of Information Collection Request: NEW. New and Use of Information Collection: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT). DERT, with contract support from Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, is examining the impact of its research portfolio. Focusing specifically on one portion of the research portfolio—asthma research—DERT proposes to supplement extant data sources with a primary data collection activity. The purpose of the proposed primary data collection is to obtain information from grantees regarding the impact of their funded asthma research in the short-, intermediate-, and long-term. This will be done through a survey of grantees that includes questions about the impact of funding on career development, the field of asthma research, public attitudes, commercial product development, clinical practice, business and industry practices, and long-term human and environmental health. Frequency of Response: One time. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Individuals receiving asthma funding. A 15-minute, close-ended, multi-mode (web and paper) survey will be administered to the universe of NIEHS-funded asthma researchers (N=179) and comparison agency asthma researchers (N=1371). Comparison agencies include other NIH institutes (NICHD, NIAID, NIA, NHLBI), the CDC, AHRQ, and the EPA. The survey development process included formative interviews with a small sample of NIEHS asthma researchers. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1550; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours per Response: 15 minutes; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 387.5. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $13,039.38. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. Start Printed Page 65049

Annualized Burden Table

Type of respondentsEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden per responseEstimated total annual burden hours requested
Asthma grantee survey15501.25387.5

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Jerry Phelps, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC-21, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, RTP, NC 27709. Phone (919) 541-4259. E-mail:

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: November 7, 2007.

Marc Hollander,

NIEHS, Associate Director for Management.

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[FR Doc. E7-22594 Filed 11-16-07; 8:45 am]