Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 53799-53800 [05-17983]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 175 / Monday, September 12, 2005 / Notices 4713, FAX: 202–479–6801, e-mail: Isabelle_Howes@grad.usda.gov. In the Federal Register of August 16, 2005 (70 FR 48160), we announced a series of public meetings entitled ‘‘Vision 2006— Conversation with the American Public.’’ The meetings would be held in three cities, Miami, FL, Boston, MA, and Phoenix, AZ, and they would be an open forum where consumers could interact with FDA’s leadership. The meetings would also be an opportunity SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: for FDA to update the public on current agency programs, engage the public in discussions, and obtain consumer input on specific issues. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, causing massive flooding and devastation. The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. 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[FR Doc. 05–18069 Filed 9–8–05; 10:59 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S Proposed Project: National Resource and Training Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness—New 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) VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:25 Sep 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 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. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will fund an evaluation of the Policy Academies on Chronic Homelessness held in 2002, 2003, and 2004. These Policy Academies were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Policy Academies were 3–4 day meetings designed to help teams of State, Territory and local policymakers develop Action Plans intended to improve access to mainstream services for people who are homeless. This evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the Policy Academies in helping States and Territories address the problem of chronic homelessness. This evaluation has been conceptualized in two parts. The process evaluation will focus on the activities related to conducting the Policy Academies. 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The process evaluation will include all 45 States and Territories that participated in one of the Policy Academies on Chronic Homelessness, as well as the three Pacific Territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and Guam,) that participated in a special series of Policy Academies on Homelessness held in American Samoa and Guam. The second part, the outcome evaluation, will assess how successful State, Territory, and local policymakers have been in implementing the Action Plans that were developed at the Policy Academies. 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In order to reduce burden on informants, the outcome evaluation will focus on a sample of States and Territories (the 19 States and Territories participating in the last two Policy Academies on Chronic Homelessness and the three Pacific Territories). Data collection will be conducted over a 12-month period and will include both telephone interviews and site visits. Data collection instruments are semi-structured and will be administered by trained evaluation staff. Telephone interviews will be conducted with state team leaders and other team members. During site visits, in-person Number of respondents Instrument interviews will be conducted with team leaders, other team members, and other stakeholders. Both telephone and inperson interview protocols have been adapted to reflect the slightly different Policy Academy process used in the Pacific Territories and to reflect the different needs, funding sources, resources, and service systems in these territories. The estimated annual response burden to collect this information is as follows: Burden/ response (hrs) Responses/ respondent Annual burden (hrs) Telephone Interviews (Process Evaluation) Team Leader Interview .................................................................................... Other Team Member Interview ........................................................................ *80 64 1 1 2 1.5 160 96 In-Person Interviews (Outcome Evaluation) Team Leader Interview .................................................................................... Other Team Member Interview ........................................................................ Other Stakeholder Interview ............................................................................ *40 154 110 1 1 1 2 1.5 1.5 80 231 165 Total Annual ............................................................................................. 448 ........................ ........................ 732 * Some States and Territories have more than one team leader. 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: September 2, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–17983 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions (COAC) ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 175 (Monday, September 12, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17983]


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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: National Resource and Training Center on Homelessness 
and Mental Illness--New

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and the Health 
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will fund an evaluation of 
the Policy Academies on Chronic Homelessness held in 2002, 2003, and 
2004. These Policy Academies were sponsored by the U.S. Department of 
Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of 
Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of 
Housing and Urban Development. The Policy Academies were 3-4 day 
meetings designed to help teams of State, Territory and local 
policymakers develop Action Plans intended to improve access to 
mainstream services for people who are homeless.
    This evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the Policy 
Academies in helping States and Territories address the problem of 
chronic homelessness. This evaluation has been conceptualized in two 
parts. The process evaluation will focus on the activities related to 
conducting the Policy Academies. The process evaluation interviews will 
focus on: (1) How the Policy Academy concept was developed, (2) how the 
Federal Partners implemented the Policy Academies, (3) what factors 
influenced the effectiveness of each step of the intervention (i.e., 
pre-Academy site visits, Policy Academy meetings, and post-Academy 
technical assistance), (4) what changes in the Policy Academy process 
occurred over time, (5) what challenges/barriers Federal Partners faced 
in the development and implementation of the Policy Academies, and (6) 
how future Policy Academies could be improved to better meet the needs 
of States and Territories. The process evaluation will include all 45 
States and Territories that participated in one of the Policy Academies 
on Chronic Homelessness, as well as the three Pacific Territories 
(American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and 
Guam,) that participated in a special series of Policy Academies on 
Homelessness held in American Samoa and Guam.
    The second part, the outcome evaluation, will assess how successful 
State, Territory, and local policymakers have been in implementing the 
Action Plans that were developed at the Policy Academies. The outcome 
evaluation interviews will focus on: (1) How States and Territories put 
together their Policy Academy teams, (2) the content and overall 
quality of the Action Plans these teams developed, (3) to what extent 
States and Territories have been able to increase access to coordinated 
housing

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and mainstream services for persons experiencing homelessness, (4) what 
challenges/barriers States and Territories faced in trying to achieve 
short- and long-term goals, and (5) to what extent relationships among 
the Governor's office, legislators, key program administrators, and 
public and private stakeholders were created or strengthened.
    In order to reduce burden on informants, the outcome evaluation 
will focus on a sample of States and Territories (the 19 States and 
Territories participating in the last two Policy Academies on Chronic 
Homelessness and the three Pacific Territories).
    Data collection will be conducted over a 12-month period and will 
include both telephone interviews and site visits. Data collection 
instruments are semi-structured and will be administered by trained 
evaluation staff. Telephone interviews will be conducted with state 
team leaders and other team members. During site visits, in-person 
interviews will be conducted with team leaders, other team members, and 
other stakeholders. Both telephone and in-person interview protocols 
have been adapted to reflect the slightly different Policy Academy 
process used in the Pacific Territories and to reflect the different 
needs, funding sources, resources, and service systems in these 
territories.
    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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                                    Telephone Interviews (Process Evaluation)
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Team Leader Interview...........................             *80               1               2             160
Other Team Member Interview.....................              64               1             1.5              96
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                                    In-Person Interviews (Outcome Evaluation)
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Team Leader Interview...........................             *40               1               2              80
Other Team Member Interview.....................             154               1             1.5             231
Other Stakeholder Interview.....................             110               1             1.5             165
                                                 -----------------
    Total Annual................................             448  ..............  ..............            732
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* Some States and Territories have more than one team leader.

    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: September 2, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-17983 Filed 9-9-05; 8:45 am]
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