Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 22356-22357 [05-8576]

Download as PDF 22356 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 82 / Friday, April 29, 2005 / Notices Contact Person: Gamil Debbas, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5170, MSC 7844, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1018, debbasg@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Immunology Integrated Review Group, Cellular and Molecular Immunology—B. Date: June 2–3, 2005. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Betty Hayden, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4206, MSC 7812, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1223, haydenb@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: April 21, 2005. LaVerne Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–8553 Filed 4–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:04 Apr 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will use a toolkit to collect data on the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). The CCP provides supplemental funding to states and territories for individual and community crisis intervention services during a federal disaster. The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for Federal response to a variety of catastrophic events. State CCPs, such as Project HOPE (after Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina), Project Heartland (in Oklahoma City after the Murrah Federal Building bombing), Project Liberty (in New York after 9/11), and Project Outreach for Recovery (after the Rhode Island nightclub fire) have primarily addressed the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) outreach and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and (c) referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to normalize reactions and to engage people who might need further care. Crisis counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and symptoms in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis counseling relies largely on ‘‘active listening,’’ and crisis counselors also provide psychoeducation (especially about the nature of responses to trauma) and help clients build coping skills. Crisis counseling typically continues no more than a few times. Because crisis counseling is timelimited, referral is the third important function of CCPs. Counselors are expected to refer clients to formal treatment if the person has developed more serious psychiatric problems. Data about services delivered and users of services will be collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for the program. CMHS has confirmed the feasibility of using scannable forms for most purposes. Because the data will be collected in a consistent way from all PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 programs, the forms can be uploaded into an ongoing national database that likewise provides CMHS with a way of producing summary reports of services provided across all programs funded. The components of the tool kit are listed and described below: • Encounter logs. These forms document all services provided. Completion of these logs is required by the crisis counselors. There are three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group Encounter Log; and (3) Weekly Tally Sheet. • Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log. Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction that lasts at least 15 minutes and involves participant disclosure. This form is completed by the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, defined as the person or persons who actively participated in the session (e.g., by verbally participating), not someone who is merely present. For families, complete separate forms for all family members who are actively engaged in the visit. Information collected includes demographics, service characteristics, risk factors, and referral data. • Group Encounter Log. This form is used to identify either a group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education encounter. A check at the top identifies the class of activities (i.e., counseling or education). Information collected includes services characteristics, group identity and characteristics, and group activities. • Weekly Tally Sheet. This form documents brief educational and supportive encounters not captured on any other form. Information collected includes service characteristics, daily tallies and weekly totals for brief educational or supportive contacts and material distribution with no or minimal interaction. • Assessment and Referral Tool. This tool provides descriptive information about intense users of services, defined as all individuals receiving a third individual crisis counseling visit. This tool will be used beginning three months postdisaster and will be completed by the crisis counselor. • Participant Feedback. These surveys are completed by and collected from a sample of service recipients, not every recipient. A time sampling approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived improvements in self-functioning, types of exposure, and event reactions. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 22357 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 82 / Friday, April 29, 2005 / Notices • CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys are completed by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously at six months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on several program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the program itself will be identified and shared with program management only if the number of individual workers was greater than 20. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Responses per respondents Number of respondents Form Hours per responses Total hour burden Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log Form ........................... Group Encounter Log Form ............................................................................. Weekly Tally Sheet .......................................................................................... Assessment & Referral Tool ............................................................................ Participant Feedback ....................................................................................... CCP Service Provider Feedback ..................................................................... 7,500 4,000 4,000 100 1,000 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 .03 .03 .08 .08 .06 .08 225 120 320 8 60 8 Total ................................................................................................................. 16,700 ........................ ........................ 741 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 28, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Michael Roschel, Eighth District Planning Office at 504–589– 6293. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 25, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–8576 Filed 4–28–05; 8:45 am] Discussion of Notice Sector Corpus Christi is located at 8930 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78419–5201 and contains a single Command Center. Sector Corpus Christi is composed of a Response Department, Prevention Department, and Logistics Department. Effective May 13, 2005, all existing missions and functions performed by Group Corpus Christi and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi will be performed by Sector Corpus Christi. Group Corpus Christi and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi will no longer exist as organizational entities. Sector Corpus Christi is responsible for all Coast Guard Missions in the following zone: the boundary of Sector Corpus Christi Marine Inspection zone and Captain of the Port zone ‘‘Starts at the junction of the sea and the east bank of the Colorado River; thence proceeds northerly along the east bank of the Colorado River to 29°18′ N. latitude, 96°07′ W. longitude; thence northwesterly to the southeast corner of New Mexico at 32°00′ N. latitude; thence westerly along the Texas-New Mexico boundary; thence southeasterly along the Mexican border to the sea. The offshore area includes all waters and islands contained therein of the EEZ that are south and west of a line bearing 140° T from the junction of the sea and the east bank of the Colorado River to the outermost extent of the EEZ.’’ Sector Corpus Christi’s zone will be modified in the future upon the standup of adjoining sectors. Notice will be published in the Federal Register. The Sector Corpus Christi Commander is vested with all the rights, responsibilities, duties, and authority of BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [CGD08–05–024] Implementation of Sector Corpus Christi Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of organizational change. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the stand-up of Sector Corpus Christi. Sector Corpus Christi is an internal reorganization that combines Group Corpus Christi and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi into a single command. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document. DATES: This notice is effective May 13, 2005. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket CGD08–05– 024 and are available for inspection or copying at Commander (rpl), Eighth Coast Guard District, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130–3310 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:04 Apr 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a Group Commander and Commanding Officer Marine Safety Office, as provided for in Coast Guard regulations, and is the successor in command to the Commanding Officers of Group Corpus Christi and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi. The Sector Corpus Christi Commander is designated: (a) Captain of the Port (COTP) for the Corpus Christi COTP zone; (b) Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC); (c) Federal On Scene Coordinator (FOSC) for the Corpus Christi COTP zone, consistent with the National Contingency Plan; (d) Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection (OCMI) for the Corpus Christi Marine Inspection Zone; and (e) Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator (SMC). The Deputy Sector Commander is designated alternate COTP, FMSC, FOSC, SMC, and Acting OCMI. A continuity of operations order has been issued ensuring that all previous Group Corpus Christi and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by Commander, Sector Corpus Christi. This continuity of operations order addresses existing COTP regulations, orders, directives, and policies. The following information is a list of updated command titles, addresses and points of contact to facilitate requests from the public and assist with entry into security or safety zones: Name: Sector Corpus Christi. Address: Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, 8930 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78419– 5201 Contact: General Number, (361) 939– 6269, Sector Commander: Captain John Korn; Deputy Sector Commander: Captain Lincoln Stroh. Chief, Prevention Department: (361) 939–6219. Chief, Response Department: (361) 939–6366. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Notices]
[Pages 22356-22357]
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[FR Doc No: 05-8576]


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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: Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis Counseling Assistance 
and Training Program (CCP)--NEW

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will use a toolkit to 
collect data on the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program 
(CCP). The CCP provides supplemental funding to states and territories 
for individual and community crisis intervention services during a 
federal disaster.
    The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of 
disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of 
accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for Federal 
response to a variety of catastrophic events. State CCPs, such as 
Project HOPE (after Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina), Project 
Heartland (in Oklahoma City after the Murrah Federal Building bombing), 
Project Liberty (in New York after 9/11), and Project Outreach for 
Recovery (after the Rhode Island nightclub fire) have primarily 
addressed the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) 
outreach and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and 
(c) referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to 
normalize reactions and to engage people who might need further care. 
Crisis counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and 
symptoms in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis 
counseling relies largely on ``active listening,'' and crisis 
counselors also provide psycho-education (especially about the nature 
of responses to trauma) and help clients build coping skills. Crisis 
counseling typically continues no more than a few times. Because crisis 
counseling is time-limited, referral is the third important function of 
CCPs. Counselors are expected to refer clients to formal treatment if 
the person has developed more serious psychiatric problems.
    Data about services delivered and users of services will be 
collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via 
the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program 
level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative 
database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for 
the program. CMHS has confirmed the feasibility of using scannable 
forms for most purposes. Because the data will be collected in a 
consistent way from all programs, the forms can be uploaded into an 
ongoing national database that likewise provides CMHS with a way of 
producing summary reports of services provided across all programs 
funded.
    The components of the tool kit are listed and described below:
     Encounter logs. These forms document all services 
provided. Completion of these logs is required by the crisis 
counselors. There are three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual 
Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group Encounter Log; and 
(3) Weekly Tally Sheet.
     Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log. 
Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction that lasts at least 15 
minutes and involves participant disclosure. This form is completed by 
the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, defined as the person 
or persons who actively participated in the session (e.g., by verbally 
participating), not someone who is merely present. For families, 
complete separate forms for all family members who are actively engaged 
in the visit. Information collected includes demographics, service 
characteristics, risk factors, and referral data.
     Group Encounter Log. This form is used to identify either 
a group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education 
encounter. A check at the top identifies the class of activities (i.e., 
counseling or education). Information collected includes services 
characteristics, group identity and characteristics, and group 
activities.
     Weekly Tally Sheet. This form documents brief educational 
and supportive encounters not captured on any other form. Information 
collected includes service characteristics, daily tallies and weekly 
totals for brief educational or supportive contacts and material 
distribution with no or minimal interaction.
     Assessment and Referral Tool. This tool provides 
descriptive information about intense users of services, defined as all 
individuals receiving a third individual crisis counseling visit. This 
tool will be used beginning three months postdisaster and will be 
completed by the crisis counselor.
     Participant Feedback. These surveys are completed by and 
collected from a sample of service recipients, not every recipient. A 
time sampling approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all 
counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information 
collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived improvements 
in self-functioning, types of exposure, and event reactions.

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     CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys are completed 
by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously at six 
months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on several 
program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the program 
itself will be identified and shared with program management only if 
the number of individual workers was greater than 20.

                                       Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden
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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per      Total hour
                      Form                          respondents     respondents      responses        burden
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Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter            7,500               1             .03             225
 Log Form.......................................
Group Encounter Log Form........................           4,000               1             .03             120
Weekly Tally Sheet..............................           4,000               1             .08             320
Assessment & Referral Tool......................             100               1             .08               8
Participant Feedback............................           1,000               1             .06              60
CCP Service Provider Feedback...................             100               1             .08               8
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Total...........................................          16,700  ..............  ..............             741
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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 28, 2005.

    Dated: April 25, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-8576 Filed 4-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P