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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 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. Proposed Project: National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention—(OMB No. 0930–0230)— Revision The mission of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is to decrease substance use and abuse and related problems among the American public. CSAP accomplishes this through field-testing scientifically defensible programs; disseminating comprehensive, culturally appropriate prevention strategies, policies, and systems; and building capacity in states and community-based providers. Data are collected from CSAP grants and contracts where participant outcomes are assessed. The analysis of these data helps determine whether progress is being made in achieving CSAP’s mission. The primary purpose of this proposed data activity is to promote the use among CSAP grantees and contractors of common National Outcome Measures recommended by CSAP as a result of extensive examination and recommendations, using consistent E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 2180 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2005 / Notices criteria, by panels of experts. This activity builds on the previous Core Measures Initiative but improves and modifies it in several ways. Specifically, the activity will be reorganized to reflect and support SAMHSA’s National Outcome Domains and therefore, ‘‘the National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention’’ (NOMSAP) is the new title proposed for this activity. The use of consistent measurement for specified outcomes across CSAP-funded projects will improve CSAP’s ability to respond to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) evaluation, and address goals and objectives outlined in the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Performance Measures of Effectiveness. SAMHSA does not intend to continue collecting all the information items currently approved by OMB. Consistent with request for comments on minimizing burden, SAMHSA wants to reduce burden on participants in the PRNS program (States, communities, and projects) by limiting information collection to outcome measures that are directly relevant to the National Outcome domains that have been identified by SAMHSA. However, because OMB approval for SAMHSA’s collection of data on these and other measures expires on January 31, 2005, we are asking for an extension of OMB approval for the currently approved measures for CSAP’s PRNS programs so that we can continue to collect GPRA data until we finalize the National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention. At this time, SAMHSA is considering the following National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention and would like comment on them, including recommended sources. Shaded items require development; for others, as indicated, there is general agreement on candidate measures, with the final measures to be selected from the choices listed based on availability and accuracy. National outcome Proposed measure Abstinence from Drug Use/Alcohol Abuse ............................................... 30-day substance use (non-use/reduction in use)—adults and youth. Perception of drug use as harmful. Age of first use. Perceived disapproval. Attendance or suspension and expulsions related to AOD and/or violent behavior—youth. Consequences of AOD use—adults. AOD-related crime or AOD-related traffic crashes. Family communication—youth. Family communication—adults. Number of persons served by age, gender, race, and ethnicity as capacity measure; to develop and add measure of access. Developmental—Coalition measure to be developed. Cost averages (bands) for prevention programs—universal, selective, indicated. Total number of evidence-based programs and strategies funded by SPF SIG. Developmental—Rates of completion from indicated and selective programs, measure of universal programs to be developed around the sustainability of coalitions. Increased/Retained Employment or Return to/Stay in School ................ Decreased Criminal Justice Involvement ................................................. Increased Stability in Family and Living Conditions ................................ Increased Access to Services (Service Capacity) ................................... Increased Social Supports/Social Connectedness .................................. Cost Effectiveness .................................................................................... Use of Evidence-Based Practices ............................................................ Retention .................................................................................................. CSAP may suggest other measures at the community and program levels in order to understand and be accountable for the performance of programs in which the State is not the grantee, but SAMHSA will only require reporting on the National Outcome Measures. Ultimately, SAMHSA’s goal in adopting a common set of National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention is to have States, communities and providers report outcomes data according to consistent data protocols that is comparable across States and that is able to be ‘‘rolled up’’ from the local and provider level to the State and then to the National level. However, SAMHSA and the States are in discussion about certain instances in which States and communities may use a similar and documented ‘‘proxy measure’’ for measuring a particular domain as long as they can demonstrate that the measure tracks the National Outcome Measure for that domain. The annual burden estimated is that for the grantees to extract the necessary data from their files and provide it to CSAP’s Data Coordinating Center. The table below summarizes the maximum estimated time, i.e., if all programs used all of the National Outcome Measures. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN No. of grantees CSAP program Responses/ grantee Hours/response Total hours FY05 Knowledge Development Club drugs/methamphetamine ......................................................................... Fetal Alcohol .................................................................................................... Workplace ........................................................................................................ 22 6 13 2 2 2 3 3 3 132 36 78 45 21 2 2 3 3 270 126 Targeted Capacity Enhancement HIV/Targeted Capacity .................................................................................... SPF Sig ............................................................................................................ VerDate jul<14>2003 18:19 Jan 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 2181 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2005 / Notices ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN—Continued No. of grantees CSAP program FY05 Total ................................................................................................ Responses/ grantee Hours/response Total hours 106 — — 642 22 6 13 2 2 2 3 3 3 132 36 78 HIV/Targeted Capacity .................................................................................... SPF Sig ............................................................................................................ 45 40 2 2 3 3 270 240 FY06 Total ................................................................................................ 126 — — 756 22 6 13 2 2 2 3 3 3 132 36 78 HIV/Targeted Capacity .................................................................................... SPF Sig ............................................................................................................ 45 50 2 2 3 3 270 300 FY07 Total ................................................................................................ 136 — — 816 3-Year Annual Average ..................................................................... 123 — — 736 FY06 Knowledge Development Club drugs/methamphetamine ......................................................................... Fetal Alcohol .................................................................................................... Workplace ........................................................................................................ Targeted Capacity Enhancement FY07 Knowledge Development Club drugs/methamphetamine ......................................................................... Fetal Alcohol .................................................................................................... Workplace ........................................................................................................ Targeted Capacity Enhancement Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1045, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Written comments should be received by March 14, 2005. Dated: January 6, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed 
collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration will publish periodic summaries of proposed 
information collection activities. To request more information on the 
proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection 
plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of 
information are 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 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.

Proposed Project: National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse 
Prevention--(OMB No. 0930-0230)--Revision

    The mission of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention 
(CSAP) is to decrease substance use and abuse and related problems 
among the American public. CSAP accomplishes this through field-testing 
scientifically defensible programs; disseminating comprehensive, 
culturally appropriate prevention strategies, policies, and systems; 
and building capacity in states and community-based providers. Data are 
collected from CSAP grants and contracts where participant outcomes are 
assessed. The analysis of these data helps determine whether progress 
is being made in achieving CSAP's mission.
    The primary purpose of this proposed data activity is to promote 
the use among CSAP grantees and contractors of common National Outcome 
Measures recommended by CSAP as a result of extensive examination and 
recommendations, using consistent

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criteria, by panels of experts. This activity builds on the previous 
Core Measures Initiative but improves and modifies it in several ways. 
Specifically, the activity will be reorganized to reflect and support 
SAMHSA's National Outcome Domains and therefore, ``the National Outcome 
Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention'' (NOMSAP) is the new title 
proposed for this activity. The use of consistent measurement for 
specified outcomes across CSAP-funded projects will improve CSAP's 
ability to respond to the Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA), the Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating 
Tool (PART) evaluation, and address goals and objectives outlined in 
the Office of National Drug Control Policy's Performance Measures of 
Effectiveness.
    SAMHSA does not intend to continue collecting all the information 
items currently approved by OMB. Consistent with request for comments 
on minimizing burden, SAMHSA wants to reduce burden on participants in 
the PRNS program (States, communities, and projects) by limiting 
information collection to outcome measures that are directly relevant 
to the National Outcome domains that have been identified by SAMHSA.
    However, because OMB approval for SAMHSA's collection of data on 
these and other measures expires on January 31, 2005, we are asking for 
an extension of OMB approval for the currently approved measures for 
CSAP's PRNS programs so that we can continue to collect GPRA data until 
we finalize the National Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse 
Prevention.
    At this time, SAMHSA is considering the following National Outcome 
Measures for Substance Abuse Prevention and would like comment on them, 
including recommended sources. Shaded items require development; for 
others, as indicated, there is general agreement on candidate measures, 
with the final measures to be selected from the choices listed based on 
availability and accuracy.

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            National outcome                     Proposed measure
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Abstinence from Drug Use/Alcohol Abuse.  30-day substance use (non-use/
                                          reduction in use)--adults and
                                          youth.
                                         Perception of drug use as
                                          harmful.
                                         Age of first use.
                                         Perceived disapproval.
Increased/Retained Employment or Return  Attendance or suspension and
 to/Stay in School.                       expulsions related to AOD and/
                                          or violent behavior--youth.
                                         Consequences of AOD use--
                                          adults.
Decreased Criminal Justice Involvement.  AOD-related crime or AOD-
                                          related traffic crashes.
Increased Stability in Family and        Family communication--youth.
 Living Conditions.
                                         Family communication--adults.
Increased Access to Services (Service    Number of persons served by
 Capacity).                               age, gender, race, and
                                          ethnicity as capacity measure;
                                          to develop and add measure of
                                          access.
Increased Social Supports/Social         Developmental--Coalition
 Connectedness.                           measure to be developed.
Cost Effectiveness.....................  Cost averages (bands) for
                                          prevention programs--
                                          universal, selective,
                                          indicated.
Use of Evidence-Based Practices........  Total number of evidence-based
                                          programs and strategies funded
                                          by SPF SIG.
Retention..............................  Developmental--Rates of
                                          completion from indicated and
                                          selective programs, measure of
                                          universal programs to be
                                          developed around the
                                          sustainability of coalitions.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CSAP may suggest other measures at the community and program levels 
in order to understand and be accountable for the performance of 
programs in which the State is not the grantee, but SAMHSA will only 
require reporting on the National Outcome Measures. Ultimately, 
SAMHSA's goal in adopting a common set of National Outcome Measures for 
Substance Abuse Prevention is to have States, communities and providers 
report outcomes data according to consistent data protocols that is 
comparable across States and that is able to be ``rolled up'' from the 
local and provider level to the State and then to the National level. 
However, SAMHSA and the States are in discussion about certain 
instances in which States and communities may use a similar and 
documented ``proxy measure'' for measuring a particular domain as long 
as they can demonstrate that the measure tracks the National Outcome 
Measure for that domain.
    The annual burden estimated is that for the grantees to extract the 
necessary data from their files and provide it to CSAP's Data 
Coordinating Center. The table below summarizes the maximum estimated 
time, i.e., if all programs used all of the National Outcome Measures.

                                       Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden
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                                                      No. of        Responses/
                  CSAP program                       grantees         grantee     Hours/response    Total hours
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                                                      FY05
                                              Knowledge Development
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Club drugs/methamphetamine......................              22               2               3             132
Fetal Alcohol...................................               6               2               3              36
Workplace.......................................              13               2               3              78
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                                          Targeted Capacity Enhancement
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HIV/Targeted Capacity...........................              45               2               3             270
SPF Sig.........................................              21               2               3             126
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    FY05 Total..................................             106              --              --             642
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                                                      FY06
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                                              Knowledge Development
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Club drugs/methamphetamine......................              22               2               3             132
Fetal Alcohol...................................               6               2               3              36
Workplace.......................................              13               2               3              78
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                                          Targeted Capacity Enhancement
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HIV/Targeted Capacity...........................              45               2               3             270
SPF Sig.........................................              40               2               3             240
                                                 -----------------
    FY06 Total..................................             126              --              --             756
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                                                      FY07
                                              Knowledge Development
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Club drugs/methamphetamine......................              22               2               3             132
Fetal Alcohol...................................               6               2               3              36
Workplace.......................................              13               2               3              78
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                                          Targeted Capacity Enhancement
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HIV/Targeted Capacity...........................              45               2               3             270
SPF Sig.........................................              50               2               3             300
                                                 -----------------
    FY07 Total..................................             136              --              --             816
                                                 -----------------
        3-Year Annual Average...................             123              --              --             736
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1045, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Written comments 
should be received by March 14, 2005.

    Dated: January 6, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
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