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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Revision of OMB No. 0925-0002, Exp. 9/30/11, “Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Application and Related Forms”

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Summary: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Director (OD), the Office of Extramural Research, 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 February 27, 2009, Vol. 74, No. 38, page 8972 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No 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 September 30, 2011, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Application and Related Forms. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision, OMB 0925-0002, Expiration Date 9/30/11. Form Numbers: PHS 416-1, 416-9, 416-5, 416-7, 6031, 6031-1. Need and Use of Information Collection: The PHS 416-1and 416-9 are used by individuals to apply for direct research training support. Awards are made to individual applicants for specified training proposals in biomedical and behavioral research, selected as a result of a Start Printed Page 20483national competition. The other related forms (PHS 416-5, 416-7, 6031, 6031-1) are used by these individuals to activate, terminate, and provide for payback of a National Research Service Award. Frequency of response: Applicants may submit applications for published receipt dates. If awarded, annual progress is reported and trainees may be appointed or reappointed. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Governments. Type of Respondents: Adult scientific trainees. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,454; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours per Response: 3.9; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 132,501. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $4,637,535.

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, or by fax to 202-395-6974, 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: contact Ms. Mikia Currie, Project Clearance Branch, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Room 3505, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974, or call non-toll-free number 301-435-0941, 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: April 28, 2009.

Pam Gilden,

Grants Policy Analyst, OPERA, OER, OD, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. E9-10096 Filed 5-1-09; 8:45 am]