[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2011)]
[Pages 22714-22715]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9827]



National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Health Information National 
Trends Survey 4 (HINTS 4) (NCI)

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 Cancer Institute 
(NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic 
summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
    Proposed Collection: Title: Health Information National Trends 
Survey 4 (HINTS 4) (OMB 0925-0538, Exp 11/30/2008). Type of Information 
Collection Request: Reinstatement with Change. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: HINTS 4 will provide NCI with a comprehensive 
assessment of the American public's current access to, and use of, 
information about cancer across the cancer care continuum from cancer 
prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. 
The content of the survey will focus on understanding the degree to 
which members of the general population understand vital cancer 
prevention messages. More importantly, this NCI survey will couple 
knowledge-related questions with inquiries into the communication 
channels through which understanding is being obtained, and assessment 
of cancer-related behavior. The Public Health Services Act, Sections 
411 (42 U.S.C. 285a) and 412 (42 U.S.C. 285a-1.1 and 285a-1.3), outline 
the research and information dissemination mission of the NCI which 
authorizes the collection of this information. Frequency of Response: 
Once. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: U.S. adults 
(persons aged 18+). The annual reporting burden is documented in the 
table below. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or 
Maintenance Costs to report.

                                                                                   Average time
     Data collection cycle           Type of         Number of     Frequency of    per response     Annual hour
                                   respondent       respondents      response      minutes/hour       burden
Cycle 1.......................  Mail survey.....           3,533               1           30/60         1,766.5
Cycle 2.......................  Mail survey.....           3,533               1           30/60         1,766.5
Cycle 3.......................  Mail survey.....           3,500               1           30/60           1,750
Cycle 4.......................  Mail survey.....           3,500               1           30/60           1,750
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           7,033

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    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) 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) Evaluate 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) Enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(4) Minimize 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, contact Bradford W. Hesse, PhD, Project Officer, National 
Cancer Institute, NIH, EPN 4068, 6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7365, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7365, or call non-toll free number 301-594-
9904 or fax your request to 301-480-2198, 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: April 18, 2011.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-9827 Filed 4-21-11; 8:45 am]