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Submission of OMB Review; Comment Request; Drug Accountability Record (Form NIH 2564) (NCI)

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collected below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2010 (75 FR 46945) 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 March 1, 2011, unless it displays a valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection: Title: Drug Accountability Record (NCI) (Form NIH 2564) (OMB No.0925-0240). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension with changes. Need and Use of Information Collection: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations require investigators to establish a record of the receipt, use and disposition of all investigational agents. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), as a sponsor of investigational drug trials, has the responsibility to assure the FDA that investigators in its clinical trials program are maintaining systems for drug accountability. In order to fulfill these requirements, a standard Investigational Drug Accountability Report Form (NIH 2564) was designed to account for drug inventories and usage by protocols. The data obtained from the drug accountability record will be used to keep track of the dispensing of investigational anticancer agents to patients. It is used by NCI management to ensure that investigational drug supplies are not diverted for inappropriate protocol or patient use. The information is also compared to patient flow sheets (protocol reporting forms) during site visits conducted for each investigator once every three years. All comparisons are done with the intention of ensuring protocol, patient and drug compliance for patient and drug compliance for patient safety and protections. Frequency of Response: Approximately 16 times per year. Affected Public: Private sector including businesses, other for-profit organizations, and non-profit institutions. Type of Respondents: Investigators, pharmacists, nurses, pharmacy technicians, and data managers. The annualized respondents' burden is estimated to require 6,714 hours (Table 1). There are no capital costs, operating costs, and maintenance cost to report.

Table 1—Estimates of Annual Burden Hours

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnnual burden hours
Investigators, or Designees4,196166/60 (0.1)6,714

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 or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response times, should be directed to the Attention: NIH Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, at or by fax to 202-395-6974. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Charles L. Hall, Jr., Chief, Pharmaceutical Management Branch, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Division of the Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, and Centers, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 7148, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 301-496-5725 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 following the date of this publication.

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Dated: September 27, 2010.

Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2010-25190 Filed 10-5-10; 8:45 am]