[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2013)]
[Pages 70064-70065]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28086]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request: Generic 
Clearance To Support Programs and Administrative Operations at the 
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for 
review and approval of the information collection listed below. This 
proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal 
Register on May 23, 2013, Volume 78, p. 30930 and allowed 60-days for 
public comment. One public comment was received on May 24, 2013 stating 
that the agency should spend more money on funding prevention research. 
An email response was sent on May 28, 2013 stating, ``Your comments 
were received and they will be taken into consideration.'' The purpose 
of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. 
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health, may 
not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond 
to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or 
implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    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, [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-6974, 
Attention: NIH Desk Officer.

DATES: Comment 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 publication.

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: Vivian 
Horovitch-Kelley, PRA/OMB Project Clearance Liaison, Office of 
Management Policy and Compliance (OMPC), National Cancer Institute, 
11400 Rockville Pike, Room 707, Rockville, MD 20852 or call non-toll-
free number 301-480-0541 or Email your request, including your address 
to: [email protected]. Formal requests for additional plans 
and instruments must be requested in writing.
    Proposed Collection: Generic Clearance to Support Programs and 
Administrative Operations At the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NEW, 
National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for a 
generic submission that would be used for administrative and program-
related submissions. Administrative submissions are defined as 
information collections (ICs) wherein the primary content is used for 
administrative purposes (e.g., an application) or to monitor, measure, 
manage or improve a program. These ICs may involve little if any, 
subsequent analysis and/or the use of descriptive statistics. Some ICs 
are forms used to source and aggregate contact information, history, 
preferences, opinions, and/or other data that does not necessitate 
further inquiry but allow the respondents to maintain contact, indicate 
preferences, and respond to data calls of information that has not 
already been collected. Other ICs may be program-related requests for 
the purpose of program monitoring, performance measurement, and 
improving or assessing the effectiveness of the program. This 
submission is the result of a year worth of analysis at the National 
Cancer Institute (NCI) which has demonstrated that more often than not, 
the potential and actual Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) bootlegs that 
occur are administrative in nature, not research based. Additionally, 
NCI program staff who have submitted sub-projects that have been 
reviewed and returned by OMB, have contributed ideas and comments to 
this request. And finally, input and collaborations have been sought 
regarding this submission with program staff from different divisions 
and offices at NCI and PRA Liaisions at a variety of other National 
Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes. Along with the analysis, NCI's 
ongoing education and outreach effort has increased the awareness and 
the need for a generic submission that covers administrative and 
program-related information collections. NCI's current scope for 
administrative generic sub-projects is non-existent and this submission 
would fill that gap. Subsequently to publishing the 60-day Federal 
Register Notice for this project, the program staff realized that the 
need was understated and thus increased the requested burden hours from 
6,000 hours to 16,667 hours over the three-year information collection 
    OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 16,667.

                                     Estimated Burden Hours Over Three Years
                                                                               Average time
         Category of respondents              Number of       Frequency of     per response   Total burden hours
                                             respondents       responses        (in hours)
Individuals, Households, Private Sector,           20,000                1            50/60              16,667
 State Government, Local Government,
 Tribal Government, or Federal Government

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    Dated: November 18, 2013.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-28086 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]