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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Awareness and Beliefs About Cancer Survey, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Summary: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

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.

To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Sarah Kobrin, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, 9609 Medical Center Dr., MSC 9761, Rockville, MD 20852, or call non-toll-free number 240-276-6931 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

Proposed Collection: Awareness and Beliefs about Cancer Survey, 0925-NEW, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The objective of the study is gather data about American adults' awareness and beliefs about cancer. The ultimate goal is to determine how individuals' perceptions of cancer may influence their decisions to report signs and symptoms to health care providers, perhaps affecting the disease stage of diagnosis and the effectiveness of treatment. Data will be collected from approximately 2,000 adults aged 50 years or older across the United States for the NCI Awareness and Beliefs about Cancer survey over a one-year period.

OMB approval is requested for one year. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1,334.Start Printed Page 36789

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameType of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total annual burden hour
ScreenerAdults 50+ years old8,00015/60667
SurveyGeneral Public2,000120/60667
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Dated: June 11, 2013.

Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2013-14643 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]