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Download as PDF 3377 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Notices the address, phone number, and the number of employees. Each caller is advised that their responses are completely voluntary, and that full and complete consultation will be provided by the WPS whether or not the caller agrees to answer any question. To determine if the caller is representing an employer or other organization that is seeking assistance in dealing with substance abuse in the workplace, each caller is asked for his/her position in the company/organization and the basis for the call. In the course of the call, the WPS will try to identify the following information: basis or reason for the call (i.e., crisis, compliance with State or Federal requirements, or just wants to implement a prevention program or initiative); nature of assistance Number of respondents Form Call Record Form ............................................................................................ Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by February 23, 2005 to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: (202) 395– 6974. Dated: January 13, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–1216 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requested; number of employees and whether the business has multiple locations; and the industry represented by the caller (e.g., mining, construction, etc.). Finally, a note is made on the Call Record Form about what specific type(s) of technical assistance was given. Below is the annual burden for the Helpline Call Record Form. Responses/ respondent 3,120 documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Survey of Medicaid Directors Regarding Medicaid Mental Health Services and Policy—New The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will conduct a survey of State Medicaid directors to learn about the relationships between State mental health authorities and State Medicaid agencies in each State and the District of Columbia. In addition, SAMHSA will ask about the administration of Medicaid mental health services, the development of Medicaid mental health policy, mental health services statistics generated by Medicaid programs, and the characteristics of mental healthrelated data maintained by Medicaid agencies and used by mental health and other state agencies. The survey will contact State Medicaid directors in all fifty States (and the District of Columbia) and will gather information on the following five survey domains: Organization structure; Medicaid mental health services policy infrastructure; Medicaid mental health services, rates, and funding; Medicaid mental health providers; and, Data. The survey will identify and describe, at the State level, how Medicaid mental health policy is developed; whether Medicaid mental health services and providers are treated differently from other Medicaid services and providers, and if so, how; and the availability of Burden/response (hrs.) 1 Total burden (hrs.) .250 780 data and reports on Medicaid mental health service use/and or expenditures. This information collection supports the New Freedom Initiative, one of SAMHSA’s current priorities. As part of this effort, the President launched the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health to address the problems in the current mental health system. The Commission noted that fragmentation of responsibility for mental health services is a serious problem at the State level. Two of the Commission’s 19 recommendations for the improvement of the mental health system were aimed at this problem. One was directed to States (create a comprehensive State mental health plan) and the other to the Federal government (align relevant Federal programs to improve access and accountability for mental health services). This survey is aimed at providing information that can help in carrying out these recommendations by further illuminating the relationships between State Medicaid and mental health agencies in the development and implementation of mental health policy. Telephone interviews will be conducted with State Medicaid directors. Each interview will last one hour. Because of the open-ended nature of many of the survey questions and the general reluctance of State Medicaid directors to complete detailed paper or electronic surveys, we propose to conduct all the interviews by telephone, unless interviewees prefer to respond to a paper or electronic version. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents Responses per respondent Hours per response Total hour burden 51 ............................................................................................................................................................. 1 1 51 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 be sent by February 23, 2005, to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 3378 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Notices delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: (202) 395– 6974. Dated: January 13, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–1217 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Security of Aircraft and Safety of Passengers Transiting Port-au-Prince, Haiti Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice informs the public that the Department of Homeland Security has determined that Port-auPrince International Airport in Port-auPrince, Haiti does not maintain and carry out effective security measures. Pursuant to this Notice, all United States and foreign air carriers (and their agents) providing service between the United States and Port-au-Prince International Airport are directed to provide written notice of this determination to any passenger purchasing a ticket for transportation between the United States and Haiti and to post notice of the determination at United States airports in accordance with statutory requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Tiedge, Director, International Affairs, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA, 22202, Telephone: (571) 227–2257, E-mail: David.Tiedge@dhs.gov. Notice: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907(a), the Secretary of Homeland Security is authorized to assess periodically the effectiveness of the security measures maintained by foreign airports that handle air carriers that serve the United States or that may pose a ‘‘high risk of introducing danger to international air travel.’’ If the Secretary determines that a foreign airport does not maintain and carry out effective security measures, the Secretary is required to ‘‘notify the appropriate authorities of the government of the foreign country of the decision and recommend the steps necessary to bring the security measures up to the standard used * * * in making the assessment.’’ 49 U.S.C. 44907(c). Further, the Secretary must: (a) Publish the identity of the foreign VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 airport in the Federal Register, (b) post the identity of such airport at all United States airports at which scheduled air carrier operations are provided regularly, and (c) notify the news media of the identity of the airport. 49 U.S.C. 44907(d). In addition, the statute requires all air carriers providing service between the United States and the foreign airport in question to provide written notice of the determination, either on or with the ticket, to all passengers purchasing transportation between the United States and the airport. 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(1)(B). On December 22, 2004, the Secretary of Homeland Security notified the Government of Haiti that, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907, he had determined that Port-au-Prince International Airport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, does not maintain and carry out effective security measures. This determination is based on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assessments that reveal that security measures used at Port-au-Prince International Airport do not meet the standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing this Notice pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(1) to inform the public of this determination. DHS directs that notice of the determination be displayed prominently in all United States airports with regularly scheduled air carrier operations. Further, DHS will notify the news media of this determination. In addition, as a result of this determination, 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(1)(B) requires that each United States and foreign air carrier (and their agents) providing transportation between the United States and Port-au-Prince International Airport shall provide notice of DHS’s determination to each passenger buying a ticket for transportation between the United States and Port-au-Prince International Airport, with such notice to be made by written material included on or with such ticket. Dated: January 13, 2005. Tom Ridge, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1244 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Directorate of Science and Technology; Notice Designating Homeland Security Centers of Excellence Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security is designating lead universities as Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence. DATES: The designation made in this Notice is effective on January 24, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Petonito, Deputy Director, University Programs, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528; telephone 202–254–5840, facsimile 202–254–6165; e-mail laura.petonito@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 308 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2170 (Nov. 26, 2002) (HSA) (6 U.S.C. 188), as amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, Pub. L. 108–7, div. L, § 101(1), 117 Stat. 526 (Feb. 20, 2003), directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to sponsor extramural research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation programs relating to homeland security. As part of this program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to establish a university-based center or centers for homeland security (Homeland Security Centers of Excellence or Centers). The Centers are envisioned to be an integral and critical component of the Department’s capability to anticipate, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks. The Centers will leverage multidisciplinary capabilities of universities and fill gaps in current knowledge. Section 308(b)(2)(B) of the HSA lists fourteen areas of substantive expertise that, if demonstrated, might qualify universities for designation as university-based centers. The listed areas of expertise include, among others, food safety, first responders, multi-modal transportation, and responding to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. However, the list is not exclusive. Section 308(b)(2)(C) of the HSA gives the Secretary discretion to consider additional criteria beyond those E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information 
collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these 
documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Survey of Medicaid Directors Regarding Medicaid Mental Health Services 
and Policy--New

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA) will conduct a survey of State Medicaid directors to learn 
about the relationships between State mental health authorities and 
State Medicaid agencies in each State and the District of Columbia. In 
addition, SAMHSA will ask about the administration of Medicaid mental 
health services, the development of Medicaid mental health policy, 
mental health services statistics generated by Medicaid programs, and 
the characteristics of mental health-related data maintained by 
Medicaid agencies and used by mental health and other state agencies.
    The survey will contact State Medicaid directors in all fifty 
States (and the District of Columbia) and will gather information on 
the following five survey domains: Organization structure; Medicaid 
mental health services policy infrastructure; Medicaid mental health 
services, rates, and funding; Medicaid mental health providers; and, 
Data.
    The survey will identify and describe, at the State level, how 
Medicaid mental health policy is developed; whether Medicaid mental 
health services and providers are treated differently from other 
Medicaid services and providers, and if so, how; and the availability 
of data and reports on Medicaid mental health service use/and or 
expenditures.
    This information collection supports the New Freedom Initiative, 
one of SAMHSA's current priorities. As part of this effort, the 
President launched the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health to 
address the problems in the current mental health system. The 
Commission noted that fragmentation of responsibility for mental health 
services is a serious problem at the State level. Two of the 
Commission's 19 recommendations for the improvement of the mental 
health system were aimed at this problem. One was directed to States 
(create a comprehensive State mental health plan) and the other to the 
Federal government (align relevant Federal programs to improve access 
and accountability for mental health services). This survey is aimed at 
providing information that can help in carrying out these 
recommendations by further illuminating the relationships between State 
Medicaid and mental health agencies in the development and 
implementation of mental health policy.
    Telephone interviews will be conducted with State Medicaid 
directors. Each interview will last one hour. Because of the open-ended 
nature of many of the survey questions and the general reluctance of 
State Medicaid directors to complete detailed paper or electronic 
surveys, we propose to conduct all the interviews by telephone, unless 
interviewees prefer to respond to a paper or electronic version.

                   Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden
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                                  Responses
     Number of respondents           per        Hours per    Total hour
                                 respondent     response       burden
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51............................            1             1            51
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by February 23, 2005, to: SAMHSA 
Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503; due to potential

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delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. 
Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax 
to: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: January 13, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-1217 Filed 1-21-05; 8:45 am]
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