[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 5, 2013)]
[Pages 8151-8152]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02503]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (30-Day FRN): The 
Agricultural Health Study: A Prospective Cohort Study of Cancer and 
Other Disease Among Men and Women in Agriculture (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 to review and approve the information collection listed below. 
This proposed information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on December 6, 2012 (Vol.  77, p. 72871) and 
allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments have been 
received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days 
for public comment. The 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.
    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 Attention: NIH Desk 
Officer, Office of Management and Budget, at [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-6974. To request more 
information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and instruments, contact Jane Hoppin, Sc.D., 
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health 
Sciences, NIH, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, PO Box 12233, MD A3-05, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, or call non-toll-free number 919-541-
7622, or email your request, including your address to: 
[email protected].
    Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of 
having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this 
    Proposed Collection: The Agricultural Health Study: A Prospective 
Cohort Study of Cancer and Other Disease Among Men and Women in 
Agriculture, 0925-0406, Expiration Date 5/31/2013--REVISION--National 
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes 
of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this 
information collection is to continue and complete updating the 
occupational and environmental exposure information as well as medical 
history information for licensed pesticide applicators and their 
spouses enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study. This represents a 
request to complete phase IV (2013-2015) of the study and to continue 
and complete the buccal cell collection and the Study of Biomarkers of 
Exposures and Effects in Agriculture (BEEA). The primary objectives of 
the study are to determine the health effects resulting from 
occupational and environmental exposures in the agricultural 
environment. The phase IV follow up data will be collected by using one 
of three methods of the cohort member's choosing: Self-administered

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computer assisted Web survey (CAWI); self-administered paper-and-pen 
(Paper/pen); or an interviewer administered computer assisted telephone 
interview (CATI). Proxy interviews for those cohort members unable to 
complete the follow up will be completed by using one of the three 
methods as well. Secondary objectives include evaluating biological 
markers that may be associated with agricultural exposures and risk of 
certain types of cancer. Questionnaire data will be collected by using 
computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) and in-person interview 
(CAPI) systems for telephone screeners and home visit interviews, 
respectively. Some respondents will also be asked to participate in the 
collection of biospecimens including blood, urine, and buccal cells 
(loose cells from the respondent's mouth). The findings will provide 
valuable information concerning the potential link between agricultural 
exposures and cancer and other chronic diseases among agricultural 
Health Study cohort members, and this information may be generalized to 
the entire agricultural community.
    OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 10,465.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

                                 Table A.12-1--Estimates Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                     Number of     Average time
      Type of respondent              Form           Number of     responses per   per response    Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      burden hour
Private and Commercial          Reminder,                    100               1            5/60               8
 Applicators and Spouses.        Missing, and
                                 Damaged Scripts
                                 for Buccal Cell.
Private Applicators...........  BEEA CATI                    480               1           20/60             160
Private Applicators...........  BEEA Home Visit              160               1           30/60              80
                                 CAPI, Blood, &
                                 Urine x 1.
Private Applicators...........  BEEA Schedule                 20               3            5/60               5
                                 Home Visit
Private Applicators...........  BEEA Home Visit               20               3           30/60              30
                                 CAPI, Blood, &
                                 Urine x 3.
Private Applicators...........  Paper/pen, CAWI           13,855               1           25/60           5,773
                                 or CATI.
Spouses.......................  Paper/pen, CAWI           10,201               1           25/60           4,250
                                 or CATI.
Proxy.........................  Paper/pen, CAWI              635               1           15/60             159
                                 or CATI.
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............          10,465

    Dated: January 30, 2013.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, NCI, NIH.
[FR Doc. 2013-02503 Filed 2-4-13; 8:45 am]