[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 30, 2004)]
[Page 39486]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-14775]



National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The Framingham Study

SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment 
on proposed data collection projects, the National Heart, Lung, and 
Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will 
publish period summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
    Proposed Collection: Title: The Framingham Study. Type of 
Information Request: Revision (OMB No. 0925-0216). Need and Use of 
Information Collection: The Framingham Study will conduct examinations 
and morbidity and mortality follow-up in original, offspring, and third 
generation participants for the purpose of studying the determinants of 
cardiovascular disease. Frequency of response: The participants will be 
conducted annually. Affected public: individuals or households; 
businesses or other for profit; small businesses or organizations. 
Types of Respondents: Adult men and women; doctors and staff of 
hospitals and nursing homes. The annual reporting burden is as follows: 
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,649; Estimated Number of Responses 
per respondent: 2.16; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours 
Requested: 6,886.
    There are no capital, operating, or maintenance costs to report.

                                                           Estimated number    Average burden    Estimated total
          Type of respondents           Estimated number   of responses per      hours per        annual burden
                                         of respondents       respondent          response       hours requested
Participants..........................             3,513               2.86              0.606             6,085
Physician, hospital, nursing home                  1,068               1.0               0.67                716
Participant's next of kin.............             1,068               1.0                .08                 85
        Total.........................             5,649               2.16  .................             6,886

    Request For Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the 
following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate 
of 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of data collection plans and 
instruments, contact Dr. Paul Sorlie, Division of Epidemiology and 
Clinical Applications, NHLBI, NIH, II Rockledge Centre, 6701 Rockledge 
Drive, MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD, 20892-7934, or call non-toll-
free number (301) 435-0707, or e-mail your request, including your 
address to: [email protected].
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: June 21, 2004.
Peter Savage,
Director, DECA, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 04-14775 Filed 6-29-04; 8:45 am]