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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; NIH-American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) Short Follow-Up Questionnaire 2008 (NCI)

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 214, p. 62660) and allowed 60-days for public comment. One public comment was received on November 6, 2007 which questioned why AARP was not funding this study as opposed to using NIH funds. An e-mail response was sent on January 14, 2008 stating, “We received your comment. We will take your comments into consideration”. 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: NIH-American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) Short Follow-Up Questionnaire 2008 (NCI). Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this short 2-page questionnaire is to obtain information on 18 different medical conditions, several medical procedures, and lifestyle characteristics from 513,225 participants of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. The questionnaire will support the ongoing examination Start Printed Page 4595between cancer and nutritional exposures. This questionnaire adheres to The Public Health Service Act, Section 412 (42 U.S.C. 285a-1) and Section 413 (42 U.S.C. 285a-2), which authorizes the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish and support programs for the detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer; and to collect, identify, analyze and disseminate information on cancer research, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: U.S. adults (persons aged 50-85). The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 513,225; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: .0668; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 34,283. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $302,158. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report.

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden hours per responseAnnual hour burdenHourly wage rateCost to respond
Senior Adults513,2251.0668 (4 minutes)34,283$17.68$302,158

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.

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To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Arthur Schatzkin, M.D., Dr.P.H, Chief, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Executive Plaza South, Room 3040, 6120 Executive Blvd., EPS-MSC 7242, Bethesda, MD 20892-7335 or call non-toll-free number 301-594-2931 or e-mail your request, including your address to:

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: January 14, 2008.

Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. E8-1249 Filed 1-24-08; 8:45 am]