Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; National Toxicology Program (NTP) Level of Concern Categories Study (NIEHS), 6281-6282 [2016-02266]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Pages 6281-6282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-02266]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; National 
Toxicology Program (NTP) Level of Concern Categories Study (NIEHS)

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 August 19, 2015 (80 FR 50298) and allowed 60-days for 
public comment. One public comment was received. The purpose of this 
notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH 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, or by fax to 202-395-6974, 
Attention: NIH Desk Officer.
    Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if

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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: Dr. Kristina 
Thayer, Director of the Office of Health Assessment and Translation, 
Division of National Toxicology Program, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, Mail 
Drop K2-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, or call non-toll-free 
number (919) 541-5021, or Email your request, including your address, 
to: Formal requests for additional information 
must be requested in writing.
    Proposed Collection: National Toxicology Program (NTP) Level of 
Concern Categories, 0925-NEW, National Institute of Environmental 
Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The NTP has used a 5-point 
level of concern (LoC) framework to communicate NTP's assessment of the 
degree of concern regarding the potential human health effects of 
selected substances given what is known about their toxicity, level of 
human exposure, and pharmacokinetics. As part of its systematic review 
methodologies, the NTP is updating its LoC framework to enhance 
transparency in what the LoC categories mean, describing the factors 
considered in reaching conclusions and identifying strategies for 
improving their use as a risk communication tool. This study will use 
expert solicitation from five NTP stakeholder sectors (academia, 
industry, non-government organizations, and federal and state agencies) 
to aid in determining the optimal number of LoC categories for an 
updated LoC framework. Information about this project was presented to 
the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors on June 16, 2015. Materials 
describing the project, including slides and summary minutes from the 
meeting, are available at
    OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 620.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                     Type of         Number of       Number of      burden per     Total annual
           Form name               respondent       respondents    responses per   response (in     burden hour
                                                                    respondent        hours)
Study Consent.................  Experts.........             200               1            6/60              20
LoC ``Cards''.................  Experts.........             200               2           90/60             600
    Total.....................  ................             200             600  ..............             620

    Dated: January 28, 2016.
Jane M. Lambert,
Project Clearance Liaison, NIEHS, NIH.
[FR Doc. 2016-02266 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]
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