Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 10659-10660 [05-4242]

Download as PDF 10659 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices Wagner, as listed above. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number, and, when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. Information about the meeting and online registration forms are also available on the NIMH homepage at http:// www.nimh.nih.gov/autismiacc/index.cfm. Dated: February 23, 2005. Raynard S. Kington, Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 05–4171 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P 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 projects. 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: Cross-Site Process Evaluation of the Collaborative Initiative To Help End Chronic Homelessness—New The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will fund an evaluation of the Collaborative Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness (CHI). The CHI is assisting unaccompanied homeless individuals with a disabling condition who have been continuously homeless for one year or had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years to achieve permanent housing and make use of supportive services. Within SAMHSA, CMHS will be the lead Center. This evaluation will monitor and describe the implementation and progress of the 11 local projects of the Initiative. A cross-site process evaluation is needed to assure a high level of accountability and to describe and analyze the critical elements of the projects that influence the clients, the services, and the system outcomes, using the same research methods for all sites. SAMHSA will conduct an evaluation by including a site-by-site description of critical project elements including qualitative descriptive Number of respondents Instrument information on the: project context, target population, engagement activities, housing, service delivery model, staffing, service integration, systems integration, and community planning. Data collection will be conducted over a 36-month period. At each project site a series of measures will be used to assess: (1) How chronically homeless clients are assisted in obtaining permanent housing and supportive services, (2) how clients are maintained in permanent housing and supportive services, (3) how the project affects client quality of life, (4) how the project expands or enhances the existing service system in the short-term and long-term, (5) how the project extends its reach to beyond the original number of clients and project funding, (6) how the project develops structures to sustain itself after grant funding ends, and (7) how the project influences local policy related to homelessness. Data collection instruments are semistructured and will be administered by trained evaluation staff. Annual interviews will be conducted with key informants associated with the projects through annual visits to project sites and telephone interviews. Focus groups with project consumers will be conducted during annual visits. Onepage activity checklists will be required every other month from a random sample of project staff (staff may be randomly selected more than once each year). Project documentation from project advisory and managerial groups (e.g., meeting minutes) will be reviewed for evidence of service system and policy change. The estimated annual response burden to collect this information is as follows: Responses/ respondent Burden/ response (hrs) Annual burden (hrs) Project Coordinator Interview ............................................................ Team Lead Interview ......................................................................... Clinician Interview .............................................................................. Case Manager Interview .................................................................... Property Manager Interview .............................................................. Advisory Board Member Interview .................................................... Partner Agency/subcontractor Interview ............................................ Outside Stakeholder Interview ........................................................... Consumer Focus Group .................................................................... Activity Checklist ** ............................................................................ 11 11 11 33 11 11 33 11 66 66 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1.5 2 1 2 .5 1.2 1.2 .75 1.5 .5 17 22 11 66 6 13 40 8 99 99 Total Annual* .............................................................................. 264 ............................ ............................ 380 * Sums and averages are rounded up to nearest integer. ** These respondents are selected from the same staff as the interviews above (project coordinator, team lead, clinician, case manager). VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 10660 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 71–1045, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 28, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–4242 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–U DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 a proposed continuing collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning information collections required for Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) eligibility determinations, grants management, and compliance with other Federal laws and regulations, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FMAGP was established under Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42, U.S.C. 5187, as amended by section 303 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, and implemented under 44 CFR Part 204. The program authorizes the President to provide assistance to any State or local government for the mitigation, management, and control of any fire on public or private forestland or grassland that threatens such destruction, as would constitute a major disaster. The information collection is necessary to facilitate the provision of assistance under the FMAGP, and is used by both State and FEMA Regional staff to facilitate the declaration request and grant administration of the program, as well as end of year internal reporting of overall declaration requests and estimated grant outlays. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Collection of Information Title: Fire Management Assistance Grant Program. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0058. Form Numbers: FEMA Form 90–58, Request for Fire Management Assistance Declaration, FEMA Form 90–133, Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant, and FEMA Form 90–32, Principal Advisor’s Report. Abstract: The collection of information is used by both State and FEMA Regional staff to facilitate the declaration request and grant administration processes of FMAGP, as well as end of year internal reporting of overall declaration requests and estimated grant outlays. The following information collections are used: FEMA-State Agreement and Amendment. Federal assistance under Section 420 of the Stafford Act must be provided in accordance with the FEMAState Agreement for FMAGP. The State Governor and the Regional Director must sign the Agreement, which contains the necessary terms and conditions consistent with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations, and specifies the type and extent of Federal assistance to be provided. The Agreement is an annual agreement applicable only for the calendar year in which it is signed. Amendments to the FEMA-State Agreement may be executed throughout the calendar year as necessary. One amendment, Exhibit E, must be completed upon each approval of a fire management assistance declaration. Exhibit E confirms the name, incident period, location, and official designation number of the fire. Other amendments modifying the standing agreement may be added throughout the year to reflect changes in the program or signatory parties. FEMA Form 90–133, Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant, is used by State, local and tribal governments to state their interest in applying for sub-grants under a approved fire management assistance grant. The form provides essential subgrantee contact information. FEMA Form 90–58, Request for Fire Management Assistance Declaration, is used by the State to provide information in support of its request for a fire management assistance declaration. This form must be completed by the Governor or Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) and forwarded to FEMA’s Regional Director for review and transmittal to FEMA’s National PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office in Washington DC. Additional supporting information may be furnished by the State or requested by FEMA after the initial request has been received. FEMA Form 90–32, Principal Advisor’s Report, form is used to provide FEMA with technical assessment of a fire or fire complex for which the State is requesting a fire management assistance declaration. FEMA will review all information submitted in the State’s request along with the Principal Advisor’s assessment and Regional summary and will render a determination. A State Administrative Plan for FMAGP must be developed by the State for the administration of fire management assistance grants. The plan must describe the procedures for the administration of FMAGP, designate the State agency to serve as Grantee, and ensure State compliance with the provisions of law and regulation applicable to fire management assistance grants. The plan must also identify staffing functions, the sources of staff to fill these functions, and the management and oversight responsibilities of each. The plan should describe the procedures to notify potential applicants of the availability of the program, assist FEMA in determining applicant eligibility, review PWs, process payment of subgrants, and audit and reconcile subgrants. The plan should also outline the processes to be used to facilitate close-out of the fire management assistance grant in accordance with 44 CFR, Part 13, Subpart D. The Regional Director must ensure that the State has an up-to-date Administrative Plan or approve a new plan prior to approval of the SF 424. The State may request the Regional Director to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the State Administrative Plan. Training sessions are provided primarily for Regional staff and State officials who administer FMAGP for the purpose of instructing and updating attendees on the laws, regulations, policies, and process that govern the program, as well as to discuss any program issues. Appeals. When a State’s request for a fire management assistance declaration is denied, the Governor of a State or GAR may appeal the decision in writing pursuant to 44 CFR 204.26. The State may submit this one-time request for reconsideration in writing, with additional information, to the Director, Recovery Division. The appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the date of the letter denying the State’s/Indian tribal government’s request. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 42 (Friday, March 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4242]


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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 
projects. 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: Cross-Site Process Evaluation of the Collaborative 
Initiative To Help End Chronic Homelessness--New

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for 
Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will fund an evaluation of the 
Collaborative Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness (CHI). The CHI is 
assisting unaccompanied homeless individuals with a disabling condition 
who have been continuously homeless for one year or had at least four 
episodes of homelessness in the past three years to achieve permanent 
housing and make use of supportive services. Within SAMHSA, CMHS will 
be the lead Center.
    This evaluation will monitor and describe the implementation and 
progress of the 11 local projects of the Initiative. A cross-site 
process evaluation is needed to assure a high level of accountability 
and to describe and analyze the critical elements of the projects that 
influence the clients, the services, and the system outcomes, using the 
same research methods for all sites. SAMHSA will conduct an evaluation 
by including a site-by-site description of critical project elements 
including qualitative descriptive information on the: project context, 
target population, engagement activities, housing, service delivery 
model, staffing, service integration, systems integration, and 
community planning.
    Data collection will be conducted over a 36-month period. At each 
project site a series of measures will be used to assess: (1) How 
chronically homeless clients are assisted in obtaining permanent 
housing and supportive services, (2) how clients are maintained in 
permanent housing and supportive services, (3) how the project affects 
client quality of life, (4) how the project expands or enhances the 
existing service system in the short-term and long-term, (5) how the 
project extends its reach to beyond the original number of clients and 
project funding, (6) how the project develops structures to sustain 
itself after grant funding ends, and (7) how the project influences 
local policy related to homelessness.
    Data collection instruments are semi-structured and will be 
administered by trained evaluation staff. Annual interviews will be 
conducted with key informants associated with the projects through 
annual visits to project sites and telephone interviews. Focus groups 
with project consumers will be conducted during annual visits. One-page 
activity checklists will be required every other month from a random 
sample of project staff (staff may be randomly selected more than once 
each year). Project documentation from project advisory and managerial 
groups (e.g., meeting minutes) will be reviewed for evidence of service 
system and policy change.
    The estimated annual response burden to collect this information is 
as follows:

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                                               Number of        Responses/          Burden/       Annual burden
                Instrument                    respondents       respondent      response (hrs)        (hrs)
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Project Coordinator Interview............                11                 1               1.5               17
Team Lead Interview......................                11                 1                 2               22
Clinician Interview......................                11                 1                 1               11
Case Manager Interview...................                33                 1                 2               66
Property Manager Interview...............                11                 1                .5                6
Advisory Board Member Interview..........                11                 1               1.2               13
Partner Agency/subcontractor Interview...                33                 1               1.2               40
Outside Stakeholder Interview............                11                 1               .75                8
Consumer Focus Group.....................                66                 1               1.5               99
Activity Checklist **....................                66                 3                .5               99
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    Total Annual*........................               264  ................  ................             380
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* Sums and averages are rounded up to nearest integer.
** These respondents are selected from the same staff as the interviews above (project coordinator, team lead,
  clinician, case manager).


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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 71-1045, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written 
comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: February 28, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-4242 Filed 3-3-05; 8:45 am]
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