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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Loan Repayment Programs (LRP), (Office of the Director)

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AGENCY:

National Institutes of Health, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 to provide opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the NIH will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

DATES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Steve Boehlert, Director of Operations, Division of Loan Repayment (DLR), National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Dr., Room 2300 (MSC 6904), Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6904 or email your request, including your address to: BoehlerS@od.nih.gov or call (301) 451-4465. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires: 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) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimizes 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.Start Printed Page 23061

Proposed Collection Title: Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs), 0925-0361, expiration date 08/31/19, EXTENSION, Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The NIH makes available financial assistance, in the form of educational loan repayment, to M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., Psy.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., DC, N.D., O.D., D.V.M, or equivalent doctoral degree holders who perform biomedical or behavioral research in NIH intramural laboratories or as extramural grantees or scientists funded by domestic non-profit organizations for a minimum of two years (three years for the General Research subcategory) in research areas supporting the mission and priorities of the NIH. The information proposed for collection will be used by the DLR to determine an applicant's eligibility for the program.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 27,481.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage time per response (in hours)Total annual burden hours
Initial Extramural Applicants1,6501813,200
Renewal Extramural Applicants1,000188,000
Initial Intramural Applicants4018320
Renewal Intramural Applicants4018320
Recommenders10,760130/605,380
Institutional Contacts2,65015/60221
NIH LRP Coordinators80130/6040
Total16,22016,22027,481
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Dated: May 14, 2019.

Lawrence A. Tabak,

Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2019-10587 Filed 5-20-19; 8:45 am]

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