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The office promotes and coordinates the adoption of advanced information technology forensics in the prevention and detection of fraud and provides general and specific coordination of programs to retrieve and analyze computer-based forensic evidence. Dated: March 23, 2005. Daniel R. Levinson, Acting Inspector General. [FR Doc. 05–7612 Filed 4–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4152–01–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 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: The Evaluation of Networking Suicide Prevention Hotlines Follow-Up Assessment—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services has funded a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network, consisting of a single toll-free telephone number that routes calls from anywhere in the United States to a network of local crisis centers. In turn, the local centers link callers to local emergency, mental health, and social service resources. With input from multiple experts in the field of suicide prevention, the project created a telephone interview survey to collect data on follow-up assessments of consenting individuals calling the Lifeline network. The ‘‘Evaluation of Networking Suicide Prevention Hotlines Follow-Up Assessment’’ will provide an empirical evaluation of crisis hotline services, necessary to optimize public health efforts to prevent suicidal behavior. Three hundred and sixty callers will be recruited from seven of the approximately 100 crisis hotline centers that participate in the Lifeline network. Trained crisis workers will conduct the follow-up telephone assessment (‘‘Crisis Hotline Telephone Followup Assessment’’) within one month of the initial call. Assessments will be conducted only one time for each client. Strict measures to ensure confidentiality will be followed. The resulting data will measure (1) suicide risk status at the time of and since the call, (2) depressive symptoms at follow-up, (3) service utilization since the call, (4) barriers to service access, and (5) the client’s perception of the efficacy of the hotline intervention. The estimated annual response burden to collect this information is as follows: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 20153 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 73 / Monday, April 18, 2005 / Notices Instrument Number of response Responses/respondent Burden/response (hours) Annual burden (hours) Crisis Hotline Telephone Followup Assessment ............................................. 360 1 .58 209 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Written comments should be received by June 17, 2005. Dated: April 12, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–7677 Filed 4–17–05; 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: 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: 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health—(OMB No. 0930–0110)—Revision The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), formerly the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), is a survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States 12 years old and older. Number of respondents Activity The data are used to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs. The results are used by SAMHSA, ONDCP, Federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources. For the 2006 NSDUH, additional questions are being planned regarding self-help drug treatment, use of additional hallucinogens, prescription drugs and over the counter medications, respondent’s place of residence, and alcohol consumption practices. To maintain the respondent burden at 60 minutes per interview, a few questions will be deleted. The remaining modular components of the questionnaire will remain essentially unchanged except for minor modifications to wording. As with all NSDUH/NHSDA surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the survey for 2006 will be sufficient to permit prevalence estimates for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. The total annual burden estimate is shown below: Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per respondent Total burden hours Household Screening .................................................................................... Interview ......................................................................................................... Re-interview ................................................................................................... Screening Verification .................................................................................... Interview Verification ...................................................................................... Re-Interview Verification ................................................................................ 182,250 67,500 3,100 5,559 10,125 1,550 1 1 1 1 1 1 .083 1.0 1.0 .067 .067 .067 15,127 67,500 3,100 372 678 104 Total ........................................................................................................ 182,250 ........................ .......................... 86,881 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 71–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Dated: April 12, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–7678 Filed 4–17–05; 8:45 am] Office of Research and Development; Proposed Federally Funded Research and Development Center BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DHS–2005–0032] Office of National Laboratories, Directorate of Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security. 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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: The Evaluation of Networking Suicide Prevention 
Hotlines Follow-Up Assessment--NEW

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services has funded a National 
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network, consisting of a single toll-free 
telephone number that routes calls from anywhere in the United States 
to a network of local crisis centers. In turn, the local centers link 
callers to local emergency, mental health, and social service 
resources.
    With input from multiple experts in the field of suicide 
prevention, the project created a telephone interview survey to collect 
data on follow-up assessments of consenting individuals calling the 
Lifeline network. The ``Evaluation of Networking Suicide Prevention 
Hotlines Follow-Up Assessment'' will provide an empirical evaluation of 
crisis hotline services, necessary to optimize public health efforts to 
prevent suicidal behavior.
    Three hundred and sixty callers will be recruited from seven of the 
approximately 100 crisis hotline centers that participate in the 
Lifeline network. Trained crisis workers will conduct the follow-up 
telephone assessment (``Crisis Hotline Telephone Followup Assessment'') 
within one month of the initial call. Assessments will be conducted 
only one time for each client. Strict measures to ensure 
confidentiality will be followed.
    The resulting data will measure (1) suicide risk status at the time 
of and since the call, (2) depressive symptoms at follow-up, (3) 
service utilization since the call, (4) barriers to service access, and 
(5) the client's perception of the efficacy of the hotline 
intervention. The estimated annual response burden to collect this 
information is as follows:

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                                                 Number of        Responses/    Burden/response   Annual burden
                 Instrument                       response        respondent         (hours)         (hours)
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Crisis Hotline Telephone Followup Assessment             360                1              .58              209
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Written comments 
should be received by June 17, 2005.

    Dated: April 12, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-7677 Filed 4-17-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P