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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request Return: Chimpanzee Research Use Form (OD)

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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 Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), 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 to address 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) 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: The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, OD, NIH, Building 1, Room 260, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; or call non-toll-free number 301-402-9852; or email your request, including your address, to dpcpsi@od.nih.gov. 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: Chimpanzee Research Use Form, 0925-NEW, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this form is to obtain information needed by the NIH to assess whether the proposed research triggers consideration by the Chimpanzee Research Use Panel (CRUP) and the NIH Council of Councils (Council), and if so, whether the research satisfies the agency's policy for research involving chimpanzees. The CRUP is a working group of the Council that has been charged with considering whether research proposing to use chimpanzees is consistent with principles and criteria for research involving chimpanzees, as discussed in the 2011 Institute of Medicine report, Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity, and as implemented through agency policy. The NIH, the CRUP, and/or the Council, will consider the information submitted through this form prior to the agency making funding decisions or otherwise allowing the research to begin. Completion of this form is a mandatory step toward receiving NIH support or approval for research involving chimpanzees.

OMB approval is requested for three years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours is 40.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameType of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage time per response (in hours)Total annual burden hour
Chimpanzee Research Use FormResearch Community201240
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Dated: May 5, 2014.

Lawrence A. Tabak,

Principal Deputy Director, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2014-10936 Filed 5-12-14; 8:45 am]

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