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Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request Chimpanzee Research Use Form (OD)

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 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 May 13, 2014, page 27318, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The NIH received two requests to view the form and one comment expressing the opinion that chimpanzee research should be discontinued but did not receive any public comments on the form itself. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The NIH Office of the Director (OD), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), 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.

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 OMB Office of Regulatory Affairs at; or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.


Comment 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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To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments or to request more information on the proposed project contact: DPCPSI, OD, NIH, Building 1, Room 260, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; or call non-toll-free number 301-402-9852; or email the request, including address, to Requests for plans and instruments must be made in writing.

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 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 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 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: August 14, 2014.

Lawrence A. Tabak,

Principal Deputy Director, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2014-19820 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]