[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 29, 1999)]
[Page 34817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-16463]

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National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Physician Survey on 
Genetic Testing

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the 
information collection listed below. This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register, on January 
21, 1999, Volume 64, pages 3305 and 3306 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.

Proposed Collection

    Title: American Stop Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer 
Prevention (ASSIST) Final Evaluation: ``Strength of Tobacco Control 
Survey''. Type of Information Request: New. Need and Use of Information 
Collection: ``The Strength of Tobacco Control Survey'' will collect 
data on financial resources, capacity, and specific efforts to control 
tobacco use. The data will be collected from professionals working in 
the field, in project management, and in senior agency administration 
within major state-level organizations concerned with tobacco control, 
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data will be used by 
the National Cancer Institute to evaluate the effectiveness of the 
American Stop Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer Prevention 
(ASSIST), a large-scale, 17-state demonstration project. Data will be 
used to develop a ``strength of tobacco control'' construct for use in 
evaluation of the overall ASSIST intervention. This study will also 
provide valuable information to Government agencies and to the general 
public necessary for tobacco control research. Data will be collected 
from September to November 1999, from approximately 1,428 individuals 
in 357 organizations in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 
Frequency of Response: One-time study. Affected Public: Individuals. 
Type of Respondents: Professionals in tobacco control organizations. 
The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of 
Respondents: 1,428; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; 
Average Burden Hour per Response: .54; and Estimated Total Annual 
Burden Hours Requested: 774. The annualized cost to respondents is 
estimated at $31,852. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to 

Request for Comments

    Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) 
Evaluate 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 minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 
use of appropriated automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms on information 

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, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk 
Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or 
to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact 
Frances Stillman, Ed.D., Public Health Advisor, National Cancer 
Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 241, 6130 Executive Boulevard 
MSC 7337, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7337, or call non-toll free number 
(301) 496-8584, or FAX your request to (301) 496-8675.

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 

    Dated: June 18, 1999.
Reesa L. Nichols,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison.
[FR Doc. 99-16463 Filed 6-28-99; 8:45 am]