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Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request; a Generic Submission for Theory Development and Validation (NCI)

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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 July 14, 2014, Vol. 79, page 40763 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 Cancer Institute (NCI), 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 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: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, 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 request more information on the proposed project contact: Rebecca A. Ferrer, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, 9609 Medical Center Dr., Room 3E114, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-6914 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Proposed Collection: A Generic Submission for Theory Development and Validation (NCI), Revision, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The National Cancer Institute is requesting approval for this revised generic clearance to conduct formative research related to behavioral science theory development and validation for the next three years. Formative research in the area of theory development and validation would provide the basis for developing effective cancer prevention and control strategies, allow for a better understanding of theoretical constructs that influence decisions and actions related to cancer, and ultimately contribute to reducing the U.S. cancer burden. Sub-studies proposed under this generic clearance would involve methodological testing and a standard set of research approaches, including surveys (internet, phone, and paper-and-pencil) and focus groups. Respondents would include individuals in the general public, recruited through established online panels or internet/newspaper advertisements. Development of each study or survey would involve consulting with NCI scientists as well as experts from the behavioral science research community.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden is 2,000 hours per year.

Estimated Burden Hours for Three Years

Table A.12-1—Estimates of Annual Burden Hours

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per response (minutes/hour)Total burden hours
General Public667115/60167
Health Professionals33311333
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Dated: October 1, 2014.

Karla Bailey,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2014-23999 Filed 10-7-14; 8:45 am]