Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 46181-46182 [05-15708]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 9, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). ACTION: Notice of public comment on the proposed Noncompetitive Single Source Program expansion supplement to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). AGENCY: CFDA#: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for this program is 93.576. The title is the Refugee Family Enrichment Program. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that it has been proposed that a noncompetitive single-source program expansion supplement to an ongoing competitive award be made to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in response to an unsolicited application. This application proposes to provide additional training and technical assistance to organizations implementing Refugee Marriage Enrichment projects. The application is not within the scope of any existing or expected to be issued program announcement for the Fiscal Year 2006. HIAS’s application is expected to address issues critical to the development and implementation of marriage education programs for refugees by providing valuable on-site training and technical assistance to grantees and sub-grantees that offer marital communication training to refugee couples. In September of 2003, ORR awarded HIAS a grant of $200,000 to develop a Refugee Family Enrichment program which included technical assistance to subgrantees. Because of their success in the development of their marriage enrichment program, in 2004 HIAS was awarded a noncompetitive single source program expansion supplement to an ongoing competitive award to expand its Technical Assistance Services Program to Refugee Family Enrichment project sites specified by ORR. HIAS has since provided over 600 hours of technical assistance to project sites operated by organizations across the country. Their technical assistance primarily supports the work of small Mutual Assistance Associations, and VerDate jul<14>2003 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 without it, these agencies might struggle to provide refugee clients with the programs they need in order to achieve self sufficiency. The proposed project period is 9/30/2005–9/29/2006. Technical assistance to support grantees in developing better approaches to the delivery of services provided to refugees is authorized by section 412(c)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)). The deadline for receipt of comments is 15 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments in response to this notice should be addressed to Nguyen Van Hanh, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Loren Bussert—(202) 401–4732, lbussert@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: August 2, 2005. Nguyen Van Hanh, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement. [FR Doc. 05–15679 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46181 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 Abuse Warning Network (OMB No. 0930–0078)— Revision. The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is an ongoing data system that collects information on drug-related medical emergencies as reported from about 350 hospitals nationwide, and drug-related deaths as reported from 6 states and 135 medical examiners/ coroner jurisdictions (ME/C) in 35 metropolitan areas. DAWN provides national and metropolitan estimates of substances involved with drug-related emergency department (ED) visits; disseminates information about substances involved in deaths investigated by participating medical examiners and coroners (ME/Cs); tracks drug abuse patterns, trends, and the emergence of new substances; monitors post-market adverse drug incidents; assesses health hazards associated with the use of illicit, prescription, and overthe-counter drugs; and generates information for national and local drug abuse policy and program planning. DAWN data are used by Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as universities, pharmaceutical companies, and the media. From 2006 to 2008, DAWN will continue to recruit hospitals in the 13 oversampled metropolitan areas in order to improve the precision of estimates, adding approximately 18 hospitals to the sample. In 2007 and 2008, DAWN plans to recruit approximately 20 more ME/Cs from metropolitan areas that are currently profiled by DAWN, but have incomplete participation. DAWN data are submitted electronically, using eHERS (electronic Hospital Emergency Reporting System) and eMERS (electronic Medical Examiner Reporting System). DAWN proposes that all facilities (EDs and ME/Cs) will start using the revised electronic forms for all events occurring from 1/1/2006 forward. The annual burden estimates are shown below: E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 46182 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 9, 2005 / Notices ANNUALIZED REPORTING BURDEN FOR DAWN: 2006–2008. Estimated number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Activity Estimated time per response Gross burden hours Burden hours where SAMHSA contractor1 conducts data collection Total adjusted burden Emergency Departments Chart review .............................................. eHERS cases ............................................ ED activity report ....................................... 350 350 350 24,400 756 12 2 min ............ 10 min .......... 2 min ............ 284,667 44,100 140 193,573 29,988 95 91,094 14,112 45 Subtotal .............................................. ........................ ........................ ...................... ........................ ........................ 105,251 Medical Examiners/Coroners2 Death records review ................................ eMERS cases ............................................ ME/C activity report ................................... 104 104 104 1538 111 12 2.5 min ......... 4 min ............ 2 min ............ 6,665 770 42 705 81 4 5,960 689 38 Subtotal .............................................. ........................ ........................ ...................... ........................ ........................ 6687 Total ................................................... 454 ........................ ...................... ........................ ........................ 111,938 1 Data collection for 238 EDs and 11 ME/Cs will be conducted by SAMHSA contractor. Because there is no burden associated with these reporters, their hours are deducted from the total burden. 2 Some medical examiner/coroner offices report for multiple jurisdictions. For this reason, the number of respondents is smaller than the number of ME/C jurisdictions participating in DAWN. 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. Dated: August 3, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–15708 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DHS–2005–0055] Notice of Meeting of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Office of Studies and Analysis, Science and Technology Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet in closed session. DATES: The meeting dates are August 23, 2005, and August 24, 2005. ADDRESSES: If you wish to submit comments, you must do so by August 15, 2005. Comments must be identified by DHS–2005–0055 and may be VerDate jul<14>2003 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 submitted by one of the following methods: • EPA Federal Partner EDOCKET Web site: http://www.epa.gov/ feddocket. Follow instructions for submitting comments on the Web site. • E-mail: HSSTAC@dhs.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 254–6177. • Mail: Ms. Brenda Leckey, Office of Studies and Analysis, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.epa.gov/feddocket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Leckey, Office of Studies and Analysis, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, HSSTAC@dhs.gov, 202–254–5041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Pub. L. 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq.). The HSSTAC will meet for purposes of: (1) Identifying how DHS Science and Technology Directorate portfolios are designed to meet DHS objectives; (2) receiving a report from the Under Secretary for Science and Technology on how the prior year’s HSSTAC recommendations are being/ will be implemented; (3) receiving a report from the Under Secretary of Science and Technology on the planned PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department reorganization and priorities; and (4) receiving subcommittee reports. Specifically, the HSSTAC will receive briefings from the Science and Technology Directorate’s Portfolio Managers identifying how the Portfolios are designed to meet DHS objectives (utilizing threat assessments, user requirements, filling capability needs, reducing vulnerabilities). The HSSTAC will then review the results of its subcommittees’ activities undertaken since the last quarterly meeting in May 2005, and discuss any proposed subcommittee recommendations. The Committee will also receive a report from the Under Secretary detailing proposed actions and actions currently being taken by the Directorate as a result of the recommendations contained in the HSSTAC annual report to the Under Secretary and Congress. And lastly, the Committee will review past subcommittee activities, discuss areas of interest for future subcommittee activities, and dispense subcommittee assignments for the annual report to Congress due in January. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. 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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 Abuse Warning Network (OMB No. 0930-0078)--
Revision.

    The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is an ongoing data system 
that collects information on drug-related medical emergencies as 
reported from about 350 hospitals nationwide, and drug-related deaths 
as reported from 6 states and 135 medical examiners/coroner 
jurisdictions (ME/C) in 35 metropolitan areas. DAWN provides national 
and metropolitan estimates of substances involved with drug-related 
emergency department (ED) visits; disseminates information about 
substances involved in deaths investigated by participating medical 
examiners and coroners (ME/Cs); tracks drug abuse patterns, trends, and 
the emergence of new substances; monitors post-market adverse drug 
incidents; assesses health hazards associated with the use of illicit, 
prescription, and over-the-counter drugs; and generates information for 
national and local drug abuse policy and program planning. DAWN data 
are used by Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as 
universities, pharmaceutical companies, and the media.
    From 2006 to 2008, DAWN will continue to recruit hospitals in the 
13 oversampled metropolitan areas in order to improve the precision of 
estimates, adding approximately 18 hospitals to the sample. In 2007 and 
2008, DAWN plans to recruit approximately 20 more ME/Cs from 
metropolitan areas that are currently profiled by DAWN, but have 
incomplete participation. DAWN data are submitted electronically, using 
eHERS (electronic Hospital Emergency Reporting System) and eMERS 
(electronic Medical Examiner Reporting System). DAWN proposes that all 
facilities (EDs and ME/Cs) will start using the revised electronic 
forms for all events occurring from 1/1/2006 forward.
    The annual burden estimates are shown below:

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                                                    Annualized Reporting Burden for DAWN: 2006-2008.
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                                                                                                                           Burden hours
                                                              Estimated                                                    where SAMHSA
                 Activity                     Number of       number of     Estimated time per response    Gross burden    contractor\1\  Total adjusted
                                             respondents    responses per                                      hours       conducts data      burden
                                                             respondent                                                     collection
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                                                                  Emergency Departments
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Chart review.............................             350          24,400  2 min........................         284,667         193,573          91,094
eHERS cases..............................             350             756  10 min.......................          44,100          29,988          14,112
ED activity report.......................             350              12  2 min........................             140              95              45
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    Subtotal.............................  ..............  ..............  .............................  ..............  ..............         105,251
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                                                              Medical Examiners/Coroners\2\
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Death records review.....................             104            1538  2.5 min......................           6,665             705           5,960
eMERS cases..............................             104             111  4 min........................             770              81             689
ME/C activity report.....................             104              12  2 min........................              42               4              38
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    Subtotal.............................  ..............  ..............  .............................  ..............  ..............            6687
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    Total................................             454  ..............  .............................  ..............  ..............        111,938
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\1\ Data collection for 238 EDs and 11 ME/Cs will be conducted by SAMHSA contractor. Because there is no burden associated with these reporters, their
  hours are deducted from the total burden.
\2\ Some medical examiner/coroner offices report for multiple jurisdictions. For this reason, the number of respondents is smaller than the number of ME/
  C jurisdictions participating in DAWN.

    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.

    Dated: August 3, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-15708 Filed 8-8-05; 8:45 am]
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