Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of Whole-Body Gamma-Ray System-Information Regarding the Administrated Radioactive Material, 76982 [E6-21921]

Download as PDF 76982 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1512 and Executive Order 11625. Dated: December 19, 2006. Ronald N. Langston, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. E6–21981 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of Whole-Body Gamma-Ray System— Information Regarding the Administrated Radioactive Material ACTION: II. Method of Collection Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 20, 2007. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kenneth Inn, Research Chemist, at (301) 975–5541, kenneth.inn@nist.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. Abstract This project will determine the whole-body detector response of the Radioactivity Group’s Virtual Gammaray Range system to provide support in the event of an emergency radiological incident. The project will evaluate the system’s response to a variety of body geometries, and relate the system’s response to handheld in vivo gammaray detectors readings that would be used during radiological emergency response. Because there are inadequate numbers of phantom types to approximate all body shapes and sizes, we plan to use NIST employees (participants) already subjected to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 nuclear medicine procedures as radioactive ‘‘sources’’ to determine the response of our High Purity Germanium (HPGe) measurements system. Physical parameters of the participants such as height, weight will be needed to assess the correlation with counting response that is expected to have uncertainties as large as 50%. The physician or technician who administers the injection of nuclear radiation will be requested to provide written documentation containing the identity and time of the injected radionuclide given to the participants, its radioactivity content, and the calibration date and time of the radionuclide received. All information will be carefully safeguarded. A paper form will be distributed to the physicians by the participant. Once completed by the physician/technician, the paper form will be returned, by the participant, to the investigator. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Federal Government; and Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time Per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Name and Number: Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards—11.609. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Gaithersburg and Boulder Programs Program Description: The SURF Gaithersburg program is soliciting applications in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Building and Fire Research, and Information Technology. The SURF Boulder program is soliciting applications in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Information Technology. Applications for the Gaithersburg and Boulder programs are separate. Application to one program does not E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 246 (Friday, December 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 76982]
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[FR Doc No: E6-21921]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of 
Whole-Body Gamma-Ray System--Information Regarding the Administrated 
Radioactive Material

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 20, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kenneth Inn, Research Chemist, at (301) 975-5541, 
kenneth.inn@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This project will determine the whole-body detector response of the 
Radioactivity Group's Virtual Gamma-ray Range system to provide support 
in the event of an emergency radiological incident. The project will 
evaluate the system's response to a variety of body geometries, and 
relate the system's response to handheld in vivo gamma-ray detectors 
readings that would be used during radiological emergency response. 
Because there are inadequate numbers of phantom types to approximate 
all body shapes and sizes, we plan to use NIST employees (participants) 
already subjected to nuclear medicine procedures as radioactive 
``sources'' to determine the response of our High Purity Germanium 
(HPGe) measurements system. Physical parameters of the participants 
such as height, weight will be needed to assess the correlation with 
counting response that is expected to have uncertainties as large as 
50%. The physician or technician who administers the injection of 
nuclear radiation will be requested to provide written documentation 
containing the identity and time of the injected radionuclide given to 
the participants, its radioactivity content, and the calibration date 
and time of the radionuclide received. All information will be 
carefully safeguarded.

II. Method of Collection

    A paper form will be distributed to the physicians by the 
participant. Once completed by the physician/technician, the paper form 
will be returned, by the participant, to the investigator.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
Federal Government; and Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-21921 Filed 12-21-06; 8:45 am]
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