[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 239 (Wednesday, December 13, 1995)]
[Pages 64068-64069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-30305]


Public Health Service

National Institutes of Health; Proposed Data Collection Available 
for Public Comment

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Action of 1995 for opportunity for public comment 
on proposed data collection projects, the National Institutes of Health 
(NIH). National Cancer Institute (NCI) will publish periodic summaries 
of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed 
project, call Ruth A. Kleinerman, M.P.H., Epidemiologist, at (301) 496-
    Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Send comments to Ruth A. Kleinerman, 
M.P.H., National Cancer Institute. EPN 408, 6130 Executive Boulevard, 
Rockville, MD 20892-7364. Written comments should be received by 
[Federal Register insert the date 60 days following the date of 
    Proposed Project: Cancer Risk in X-ray Technologists: Second Survey 
for Incidence--renewal--A cohort study will be conducted to quantify 
the risk of radiation-induced cancer among 135,000 registered x-ray 
technologists. X-ray technologists will be asked to respond to a mail 
questionnaire which collects information about incident 

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cancers and risk factors for those cancers to evaluate cancer risk 
associated with occupational exposure to low-level ionizing radiation, 
taking into account potentially confounding factors. The information 
will be used by the National Cancer Institute to determine cancer 
specific radiation risk estimates. Physicians will be contacted to 
verify self-reports of cancer by x-ray technologists. Burden estimates 
are as follows:

                                                                 No. of       No. of responses    Avg. burden/  
                                                               respondents     per respondent   response (hours)
X-ray Technologists.......................................            14,000                 1               .33
Physicians................................................               500                 1               .17

    Dated: December 5, 1995.
Philip D. Amoruso,
NCI Executive Officer.
[FR Doc. 95-30305 Filed 12-12-95; 8:45 am]