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Submission for OMB Review; 30 Day Comment Request; PHS Applications and Pre-Award Reporting Requirements (OD/OPERA)

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Office of the Director (OD), Office of Extramural Research (OER), 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 March 16, 2015, Volume 80, No. 50, pages 13567-13568 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 NIH 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 sent via email to or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH.

Comments 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 request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Ms. Mikia Currie, Start Printed Page 46592Project Clearance Branch, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Suite 350, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0941, or Email your request, including your address to:

Proposed Collection: Public Health Service (PHS) Applications and Pre-award Reporting Requirements. Revision, OMB 0925-0001, Expiration Date 08/31/2015. Form numbers: PHS 398, PHS416-1, 416-5, and PHS 6031.

Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection includes PHS applications and pre-award reporting requirements: PHS 398 [paper] Public Health Service Grant Application forms and instructions; PHS 398 [electronic] PHS Grant Application component forms and agency specific instructions used in combination with the SF424 (R&R); PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form and agency specific instructions used in combination with the SF424 (R&R) forms/instructions for Fellowships [electronic]; PHS 416-1 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Application Instructions and Forms used only for a change of sponsoring institution application [paper]; Instructions for a Change of Sponsoring Institution for NRSA Fellowships (F30, F31, F32 and F33) and non-NRSA Fellowships; PHS 416-5 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Activation Notice; and PHS 6031 Payback Agreement. The PHS 398 (paper and electronic), PHS 416-1, 416-5, and PHS 6031 are currently approved under 0925-0001. All forms expire 8/31/2015. Post-award reporting requirements are simultaneously consolidated under 0925-0002, and include the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The PHS 398 and SF424 applications are used by applicants to request federal assistance funds for traditional investigator-initiated research projects and to request access to databases and other PHS resources. The PHS 416-1 is used only for a change of sponsoring institution application. PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form and agency specific instructions is used in combination with the SF424 (R&R) forms/instructions for Fellowships and is used by individuals to apply for direct research training support. Awards are made to individual applicants for specified training proposals in biomedical and behavioral research, selected as a result of a national competition. The PHS 416-5 is used by individuals to indicate the start of their NRSA awards. The PHS 6031 Payback Agreement is used by individuals at the time of activation to certify agreement to fulfill the payback provisions. The VCOC Certification and SBIR/STTR Funding Agreement Certifications are used by small business applicants.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 2,771,550.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Information collection formsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total annual burden hours
PHS 398—Paper4,247135148,645
PHS 398/424—Electronic82,4311221,813,482
PHS Assignment Request Form37,120130/6018,560
PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement74,2391174,239
PHS Inclusion Enrollment Report54,8381154,838
PHS 398 Modular Budget56,6931156,693
PHS 398 Training Budget1,122122,244
PHS 398 Training Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form561190/60842
PHS 398 Research Plan70,86613212,598
PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan1,122133,366
Data Tables1,515146,060
PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form2,251136,753
Biosketch (424 Electronic)80,94612161,892
PHS Fellowship—Electronic6,707116107,312
PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form (includes F reference letters)6,707112.583,838
PHS Assignment Request Form3,354130/601,677
PHS Inclusion Enrollment Report3,354113,354
Biosketch (Fellowship)6,7071213,414
PHS 416-56,70715/60559
PHS 60316,21715/60518
VCOC Certification615/601
SBIR/STTR Funding Agreement Certification1,500115/60375
Total Annual Burden Hours2,771,550
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Dated: July 29, 2015.

Lawrence A. Tabak,

Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2015-19250 Filed 8-4-15; 8:45 am]