Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 20922-20923 [05-8093]

Download as PDF 20922 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 77 / Friday, April 22, 2005 / Notices 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 21, 2005. Dated: April 14, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–7988 Filed 4–21–05; 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: 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: Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)— (OMB No. 0930–0106)—Revision The DASIS consists of three related data systems: the Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I–SATS ); the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS), and the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). The I–SATS includes all substance abuse treatment facilities known to SAMHSA. The N–SSATS is an annual survey of all substance abuse treatment facilities listed in the I–SATS. The TEDS is a compilation of client-level admission data and discharge data submitted by States on clients treated in facilities that receive State funds. Together, the three DASIS components provide information on the location, scope and characteristics of all known drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the United States, the number of persons in treatment, and the characteristics of clients receiving services at publiclyfunded facilities. This information is needed to assess the nature and extent of these resources, to identify gaps in services, to provide a database for treatment referrals, and to assess demographic and substance-related trends in treatment. The request for OMB approval will include several changes to the 2006 N– SSATS questionnaire, including: modification of the treatment categories to better reflect the practices and terminology currently used in the treatment field; modification of the detoxification question, including the addition of a follow-up question on whether the facility uses drugs in detoxification and for which substances; the addition of nicotine replacement therapy and psychiatric medications to the pharmacotherapies list; the addition of questions on treatment approaches and behavioral interventions; the addition of new services to the list of services provided; the addition of a question on quality control procedures used by the facility; and, the addition of a question on whether the facility accepts Access to Recovery (ATR) vouchers and how many annual admissions were funded by ATR vouchers. The remaining sections of the N–SSATS questionnaire will remain unchanged except for minor modifications to wording. The OMB request will also include the addition of several new data elements to the TEDS client-level record. To the extent that states already collect the elements from their treatment providers, the following elements will be included in the TEDS data collection: number of arrests, substances used at discharge, employment at discharge, and living arrangement at discharge. The additional data elements are being requested by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, for use in estimating national treatment outcomes. No significant changes are expected in the other DASIS activities. Estimated annual burden for the DASIS activities is shown below: Number of respondents Hours per respondent Hours per response STATES: TEDS Admission Data .............................................................................. TEDS Discharge Data .............................................................................. TEDS Discharge Crosswalks ................................................................... I–SATS Update1 ................................................................................ 52 40 5 56 4 4 1 67 6 8 10 .08 1,248 1,280 50 300 State Subtotal .................................................................................... 56 ........................ ........................ 2,878 FACILITIES: I–SATS Update2 ....................................................................................... Pretest of N–SSATS revisions ................................................................. Augmentation Screener ............................................................................ N–SSATS Questionnaire .......................................................................... Mini N–SSATS .......................................................................................... 100 200 500 19,000 700 1 1 1 1 1 .08 .37 .08 .67 .4 8 74 40 12,730 280 Facility Subtotal ................................................................................. 20,500 ........................ ........................ 13,132 TOTAL ........................................................................................ 20,556 ........................ ........................ 16,010 Type of respondent and activity Total burden hours 1 States forward to SAMHSA information on newly licensed/approved facilities and on changes in facility name, address, status, etc. This is done electronically by nearly all States. 2 Facilities forward to SAMHSA information on new facilities and on changes to existing facilities. This can be done by fax or e-mail. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:27 Apr 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 77 / Friday, April 22, 2005 / Notices Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, OAS, Room 7–1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received by June 21, 2005. Dated: April 15, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–8093 Filed 4–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–21002] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. DATES: Application forms should reach us on or before May 27, 2005 ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to Commandant (G–MSO–1), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001; by calling (202) 267–0214; or by faxing (202) 267– 4570. Send your original completed and signed application in written form to the above street address. This notice is available on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov in docket USCG–2005– 21002 and the application form is also available at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gm/advisory/index.htm (click on ‘‘ACM Application’’). Mr. Gerald Miante; Assistant Executive Director of TSAC, telephone (202) 267– 0214, fax (202) 267–4570, or e-mail gmiante@comdt.uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) is a Federal advisory committee mandated by Congress and operates under 5 U.S.C. App. 2, (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended). It advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States in advance SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:27 Apr 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 of meetings of the International Maritime Organization. TSAC meets at least once a year at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, or another location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its working groups may meet to consider specific issues as required. The 16-person membership includes 7 representatives of the Barge and Towing Industry (reflecting a regional geographical balance); 1 member from the Offshore Mineral and Oil Supply Vessel Industry; and 2 members from each of the following areas: Maritime Labor; Shippers (of whom at least one shall be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); Port Districts, Authorities, or Terminal Operators; and the General Public. We are currently considering applications for two positions from the Barge and Towing Industry, one position from Port Districts, Authorities, or Terminal Operators, one position from Labor, and one position from the General Public. To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience relative to the position in towing operations, marine transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Each member serves for a term of up to 4 years. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from the Federal Government. In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. Dated: April 18, 2005. Howard L. Hime, Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. [FR Doc. 05–8077 Filed 4–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–21001] Towing Safety Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20923 to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group will meet on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 5, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meetings may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before April 27, 2005. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the Working Group should reach the Coast Guard on or before April 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: The Working Group will meet at the Arlington Hilton, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Gerald Miante, Commandant (G–MSO–1), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593– 0001. This notice and related documents are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov under the docket number USCG–2005–21001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director of TSAC, telephone 202–267– 0214, fax 202–267–4570, or e-mail gmiante@comdt.uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended). Agenda of Working Group Meetings The agenda for the Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group tentatively includes the following items: (1) Which items should be included in every towing vessel safety management system and should be part of the regulatory requirement defining an acceptable SMS? (2) Which items should be required as part of the towing vessel inspection regime, but fall into the category of ?standards? or regulation rather than elements of a safety management system? (3) What, if anything, is missing (either in terms of a safety management system element or standards) that should be required as part of the new towing vessel inspection regime? Procedural The meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. If you would like to E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 77 (Friday, April 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20922-20923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8093]


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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: Drug and Alcohol Services Information System 
(DASIS)--(OMB No. 0930-0106)--Revision

    The DASIS consists of three related data systems: the Inventory of 
Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS ); the National Survey of 
Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), and the Treatment Episode 
Data Set (TEDS). The I-SATS includes all substance abuse treatment 
facilities known to SAMHSA. The N-SSATS is an annual survey of all 
substance abuse treatment facilities listed in the I-SATS. The TEDS is 
a compilation of client-level admission data and discharge data 
submitted by States on clients treated in facilities that receive State 
funds. Together, the three DASIS components provide information on the 
location, scope and characteristics of all known drug and alcohol 
treatment facilities in the United States, the number of persons in 
treatment, and the characteristics of clients receiving services at 
publicly-funded facilities. This information is needed to assess the 
nature and extent of these resources, to identify gaps in services, to 
provide a database for treatment referrals, and to assess demographic 
and substance-related trends in treatment.
    The request for OMB approval will include several changes to the 
2006 N-SSATS questionnaire, including: modification of the treatment 
categories to better reflect the practices and terminology currently 
used in the treatment field; modification of the detoxification 
question, including the addition of a follow-up question on whether the 
facility uses drugs in detoxification and for which substances; the 
addition of nicotine replacement therapy and psychiatric medications to 
the pharmacotherapies list; the addition of questions on treatment 
approaches and behavioral interventions; the addition of new services 
to the list of services provided; the addition of a question on quality 
control procedures used by the facility; and, the addition of a 
question on whether the facility accepts Access to Recovery (ATR) 
vouchers and how many annual admissions were funded by ATR vouchers. 
The remaining sections of the N-SSATS questionnaire will remain 
unchanged except for minor modifications to wording. The OMB request 
will also include the addition of several new data elements to the TEDS 
client-level record. To the extent that states already collect the 
elements from their treatment providers, the following elements will be 
included in the TEDS data collection: number of arrests, substances 
used at discharge, employment at discharge, and living arrangement at 
discharge. The additional data elements are being requested by the 
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, for use in estimating 
national treatment outcomes. No significant changes are expected in the 
other DASIS activities.
    Estimated annual burden for the DASIS activities is shown below:

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                                                     Number of       Hours per       Hours per     Total burden
         Type of respondent and activity            respondents     respondent       response          hours
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STATES:
    TEDS Admission Data.........................              52               4               6           1,248
    TEDS Discharge Data.........................              40               4               8           1,280
    TEDS Discharge Crosswalks...................               5               1              10              50
        I-SATS Update\1\........................              56              67             .08             300
                                                 -----------------
        State Subtotal..........................              56  ..............  ..............           2,878
                                                 -----------------
FACILITIES:
    I-SATS Update\2\............................             100               1             .08               8
    Pretest of N-SSATS revisions................             200               1             .37              74
    Augmentation Screener.......................             500               1             .08              40
    N-SSATS Questionnaire.......................          19,000               1             .67          12,730
    Mini N-SSATS................................             700               1              .4             280
                                                 -----------------
        Facility Subtotal.......................          20,500  ..............  ..............          13,132
                                                 -----------------
            TOTAL...............................          20,556  ..............  ..............         16,010
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\1\ States forward to SAMHSA information on newly licensed/approved facilities and on changes in facility name,
  address, status, etc. This is done electronically by nearly all States.
\2\ Facilities forward to SAMHSA information on new facilities and on changes to existing facilities. This can
  be done by fax or e-mail.


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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
OAS, Room 7-1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written 
comments should be received by June 21, 2005.

    Dated: April 15, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-8093 Filed 4-21-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P