Federal Register: August 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 161)
DOCID: fr21au07-80 FR Doc E7-16402
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (Mesa) Event Surveillance
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 periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Proposed Collection: Title: MultiEthnic Study of Atherosclerosis
(MESA) Event Surveillance. Type of Information Request: Renewal (OMB
No. 09250493). Need and Use of Information Collection: The study,
MESA, is identifying and quantifying factors associated with the
presence and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD)
that is, atherosclerosis and other forms of CVD that have not produced
signs and symptoms. The findings provide important information on
subclinical CVD in individuals of different ethnic backgrounds and
provide information for studies on new interventions to prevent CVD.
The aspects of the study that concern direct participant evaluation
received a clinical exemption from OMB clearance (CE991108) in [[Page 46641]]
April 2000. OMB clearance is being sought for the contact of physicians and participant proxies to obtain information about clinical CVD events that participants experience during the followup period. Frequency of Response: Once per CVD event. Affected Public: Individuals. Types of Respondents: Physicians and selected proxies of individuals recruited for MESA. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 550; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 36.7.
There are no capital, operating, or maintenance costs to report. Estimated Estimated Estimated number of Average total annual Type of respondents number of responses per burden hours burden hours respondents respondent per response requested Physicians................................... 250 1.0 0.20 16.7 Participant proxies.......................... 300 1.0 0.20 20
Total.................................... 550 1.0 0.20 36.7
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.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
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. Jean Olson, Division of Prevention and
Population Sciences, NHLBI, NIH, II Rockledge Centre, 6701 Rockledge
Drive, Suite 10018, MSC
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: August 9, 2007.
Chief, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health.
Approved: August 9, 2007.
NHLBI Project Clearance Officer, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E716402 Filed 82007; 8:45 am]
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