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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 36 / Friday, February 23, 2007 / Notices Petition No. Drug Petitioner 98P–0068/CP1 Clobetasol Propionate 0.05%, RLD = Temovate E Richard Hamer Associates, Inc. 98P–0146/CP1 Ifosfamide 50 mg/mL, 20 mL, and 60 mL Mitchall G. Clark 98P–0199/CP1 Captopril 25 mg/5 mL Miran Consulting, Inc. 98P–0745/CP1 Econazole Nitrate 1% Do. This action is being taken without prejudice. Any of these petitions may be resubmitted for action by the agency in accordance with current law. Dated: February 13, 2007. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E7–3043 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S 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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 8189 Proposed Project: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Annual Program Performance Report (OMB No. 0930– 0169)—Revision The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:07 Feb 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Act, [42 U.S.C. 10801 et seq.] authorized funds to support protection and advocacy services on behalf of individuals with severe mental illness and severe emotional impairment who are at risk for abuse (including incidents of seclusion, restraint, and serious injuries or fatalities related to such incidents, neglect, residing in a public or private care or treatment facility. The PAIMI Program is managed by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Under the PAIMI Act, formula grant awards are made to governor-designated protection and advocacy (P&A) systems in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia (Mayor), the American Indian Consortium [the Dine (Navajo) and Hopi Peoples in Northern Arizona and New Mexico), and five (5) territories— American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The awards are used to provide legalbased advocacy services which ensure protection against violation of the constitutional and federal rights of individuals with significant (severe) mental illness (adults) and significant (severe) emotional impairment. In 2000, the PAIMI Act amendments, created a 57th P&A system—the American Indian Consortium and authorized P&A systems to serve PAIMIeligible individuals, as defined under the Act [42 U.S.C. at 10802 (4)], who reside in the community including their own homes. However, P&A services to PAIMI-eligible clients residing in the community is permissible only when the annual PAIMI appropriation met or exceeded $30 million, and that residents in public and private residential care or treatment facilities had service priority over community residents. The Children’s Health Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 290aa et seq.), also referenced State P&A authority to obtain information on incidents of seclusion, restraint, and related deaths in certain facilities. The PAIMI Act requires each of the 57 P & A systems to file an annual report, no later than January 1st, of its activities and accomplishments and to provide PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information on such topics as, the numbers of individuals served, types of complaints addressed, and the number of intervention strategies used to resolve the presenting issues. Under the Act, the PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) of each P&A system is also required to submit its independent assessment of the effectiveness of the services provided to, and the activities conducted by, the P&A systems on behalf of PAIMI-eligible individuals and their family members, in a separate section of the PPR. The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1975, referred to as the DD Act [42 U.S.C. 6042 et seq.], created the State P&A systems. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities, within the Administration for Children and Families, has administrative oversight of the Protection and Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities (PADD) Program. Since 1986, the Department has provided formula grant funds to the same governor-designated P&A systems to protect and advocate for individuals with significant mental illness. SAMHSA is currently waiting for the ADD to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) for the DD Act of 2000 amendments. These amendments will also govern activities fulfilled by the State P&A systems under the PAIMI Act. Therefore, to ensure to the greatest extent possible that all facets of the P&A system administered by the Department are subject to the same requirements, SAMHSA will wait until the DD Act NPR is published before revising the PAIMI Rules. [The Final PAIMI Rules were issued in 1997 and were extended in 2000 and 2004. An FRN was published May 2006 to extend the current PAIMI Rules, which will expire in 2007, until 2010]. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is revising the PAIMI Annual Program Performance Report for the following reasons: (1) To make it consistent with the requirements of the annual reporting requirements under the PAIMI Act and the PAIMI Rules (42 CFR Part 51), as 2), and the CHA of 2000 Parts H and I; (2) to conform with the Office of Management and Budget ’s (OMB) E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8190 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 36 / Friday, February 23, 2007 / Notices findings and recommendations from the FY 2005 PART of the PAIMI Program; (3) to broaden the category of deaths investigated by the State P&A systems; (4) to reduce the reporting burdens for the State P&A systems and the PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) in certain areas; and, (5) to enhance the PAC section by providing better information on its role, responsibility, and authority on P&A system PAIMI activities and services. Planned revisions to the PAIMI Annual Program Performance Report (PPR) and the PAC include the following items: (1) Changing the fonts to improve readability; (2) Adding Tables of Contents and Glossaries to the PPR and ACR sections; (3) Reducing the reporting burden in Section 2. PAIMI Program Priorities and Objectives by requesting only one case example per priority (goal) rather than per objective; (4) Revising Sections: 2. PAIMI Program Priorities (Goals) and Objectives: 4. Case Complaints/ Problems of Individuals; and, 5. Intervention Strategies on Behalf of Groups of PAIMI-eligible Individuals, for consistency with the findings and recommendations from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 2005 PART evaluation/assessment of the PAIMI Program and to clarify and/or enhance the instructional guidance for determining activity/intervention outcomes and estimating the number of individuals or groups impacted by P&A system activities/interventions in sections 4 and 5; (5) Expanding Section 4. E. 2. by adding an item c. for the number of death investigation activities not related in incidents of seclusion and restraint; (6) Providing the applicable PAIMI citations to the guidance in Section 8. Other Services & Activities. (7) Modifying the Advisory Council Report (ACR), Sections B. PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) Membership and C. PAC Ethnicity/Racial Diversity for consistency with the format used in the PAIMI Application for FY 2007– 2009; (8) Enhancing Section F. PAC Activities to include the applicable citations that will provide each PAC with better information on its authority, role, and responsibilities as the P&A governing authority. (9) Revising Section G. PAIMI Assessment of PAIMI Program Operations, by eliminating the previous requirement that the PAC comment on each P&A system annual and objective. The PAC will only submit a summary of its assessment of the P&A system’s annual PAIMI Program priorities, objectives, activities and program operations; (10) Adding an additional item to Section G. to identify the training and technical assistance needs of each PAC; and, (11) Adding the applicable citations to Section H. Grievance Procedures to include the applicable citations that will provide the PAC with better information on its authority, role, and responsibilities. The revised report formats will be effective for the report due on January 1, 2008. The annual burden estimate is as follows: Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Annual Program Performance Report ......................................................... Activities & Accomplishments ...................................................................... Performance outcomes ................................................................................ Expenses ..................................................................................................... Budget .......................................................................................................... Priority statements & objectives .................................................................. Advisory Council Report .............................................................................. 57 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 57 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1 26 (20) (3) (1) (1) (1) 10 1,482 (1,140) (171) (57) (57) (57) 570 Total ...................................................................................................... 114 ........................ .......................... 2,052 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1045, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 11, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. E7–3107 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P cprice-sewell on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Notice of a Meeting Pursuant to Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Feb 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Advisory Council on March 7– 8, 2007. The meeting is open to the public and will include a report from the newly appointed SAMHSA Administrator, Dr. Terry L. Cline; a presentation on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices; an update on recent epidemiological data on methamphetamine use; and a presentation on SAMHSA’s Workforce Development activities. Attendance by the public will be limited to the space available. Public comments are welcome. Please communicate with the Council’s Executive Secretary, Ms. Toian Vaughn (see contact information below), to make arrangements to comment or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. Substantive program information, a summary of the meeting, and a roster of Council members may be obtained PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response Total hour burden either by accessing the SAMHSA Committee’s Web site at https:// www.nac.samhsa.gov/nac.aspx as soon as possible after the meeting, or by contacting Ms. Vaughn. The transcript for the meeting will also be available on the SAMHSA Committee’s Web site within three weeks after the meeting. Committee Name: SAMHSA National Advisory Council. Date/Time/Type: Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Open. Thursday, March 8, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Open. Place: 1 Choke Cherry Road, Sugarloaf and Seneca Conference Rooms, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Contact: Toian Vaughn, Executive Secretary, SAMHSA National Advisory Council and SAMHSA Committee Management Officer, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8–1089, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone: (240) 276–2307; FAX: (240) 276– 2220 and E-mail: toian.vaughn@samhsa.hhs.gov. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 36 (Friday, February 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8189-8190]
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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: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental 
Illness (PAIMI) Annual Program Performance Report (OMB No. 0930-0169)--
Revision

    The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness 
(PAIMI) Act, [42 U.S.C. 10801 et seq.] authorized funds to support 
protection and advocacy services on behalf of individuals with severe 
mental illness and severe emotional impairment who are at risk for 
abuse (including incidents of seclusion, restraint, and serious 
injuries or fatalities related to such incidents, neglect, residing in 
a public or private care or treatment facility. The PAIMI Program is 
managed by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) within the 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
    Under the PAIMI Act, formula grant awards are made to governor-
designated protection and advocacy (P&A) systems in each of the 50 
states, the District of Columbia (Mayor), the American Indian 
Consortium [the Dine (Navajo) and Hopi Peoples in Northern Arizona and 
New Mexico), and five (5) territories--American Samoa, Guam, the 
Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands. The awards are used to provide legal-based advocacy 
services which ensure protection against violation of the 
constitutional and federal rights of individuals with significant 
(severe) mental illness (adults) and significant (severe) emotional 
impairment.
    In 2000, the PAIMI Act amendments, created a 57th P&A system--the 
American Indian Consortium and authorized P&A systems to serve PAIMI-
eligible individuals, as defined under the Act [42 U.S.C. at 10802 
(4)], who reside in the community including their own homes. However, 
P&A services to PAIMI-eligible clients residing in the community is 
permissible only when the annual PAIMI appropriation met or exceeded 
$30 million, and that residents in public and private residential care 
or treatment facilities had service priority over community residents. 
The Children's Health Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 290aa et seq.), also 
referenced State P&A authority to obtain information on incidents of 
seclusion, restraint, and related deaths in certain facilities.
    The PAIMI Act requires each of the 57 P & A systems to file an 
annual report, no later than January 1st, of its activities and 
accomplishments and to provide information on such topics as, the 
numbers of individuals served, types of complaints addressed, and the 
number of intervention strategies used to resolve the presenting 
issues. Under the Act, the PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) of each P&A 
system is also required to submit its independent assessment of the 
effectiveness of the services provided to, and the activities conducted 
by, the P&A systems on behalf of PAIMI-eligible individuals and their 
family members, in a separate section of the PPR.
    The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 
1975, referred to as the DD Act [42 U.S.C. 6042 et seq.], created the 
State P&A systems. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities, 
within the Administration for Children and Families, has administrative 
oversight of the Protection and Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities 
(PADD) Program. Since 1986, the Department has provided formula grant 
funds to the same governor-designated P&A systems to protect and 
advocate for individuals with significant mental illness. SAMHSA is 
currently waiting for the ADD to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPR) for the DD Act of 2000 amendments. These amendments will also 
govern activities fulfilled by the State P&A systems under the PAIMI 
Act. Therefore, to ensure to the greatest extent possible that all 
facets of the P&A system administered by the Department are subject to 
the same requirements, SAMHSA will wait until the DD Act NPR is 
published before revising the PAIMI Rules. [The Final PAIMI Rules were 
issued in 1997 and were extended in 2000 and 2004. An FRN was published 
May 2006 to extend the current PAIMI Rules, which will expire in 2007, 
until 2010].
    The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
is revising the PAIMI Annual Program Performance Report for the 
following reasons: (1) To make it consistent with the requirements of 
the annual reporting requirements under the PAIMI Act and the PAIMI 
Rules (42 CFR Part 51), as 2), and the CHA of 2000 Parts H and I; (2) 
to conform with the Office of Management and Budget 's (OMB)

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findings and recommendations from the FY 2005 PART of the PAIMI 
Program; (3) to broaden the category of deaths investigated by the 
State P&A systems; (4) to reduce the reporting burdens for the State 
P&A systems and the PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC) in certain areas; and, 
(5) to enhance the PAC section by providing better information on its 
role, responsibility, and authority on P&A system PAIMI activities and 
services.
    Planned revisions to the PAIMI Annual Program Performance Report 
(PPR) and the PAC include the following items:
    (1) Changing the fonts to improve readability;
    (2) Adding Tables of Contents and Glossaries to the PPR and ACR 
sections;
    (3) Reducing the reporting burden in Section 2. PAIMI Program 
Priorities and Objectives by requesting only one case example per 
priority (goal) rather than per objective;
    (4) Revising Sections: 2. PAIMI Program Priorities (Goals) and 
Objectives: 4. Case Complaints/Problems of Individuals; and, 5. 
Intervention Strategies on Behalf of Groups of PAIMI-eligible 
Individuals, for consistency with the findings and recommendations from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 2005 PART evaluation/
assessment of the PAIMI Program and to clarify and/or enhance the 
instructional guidance for determining activity/intervention outcomes 
and estimating the number of individuals or groups impacted by P&A 
system activities/interventions in sections 4 and 5;
    (5) Expanding Section 4. E. 2. by adding an item c. for the number 
of death investigation activities not related in incidents of seclusion 
and restraint;
    (6) Providing the applicable PAIMI citations to the guidance in 
Section 8. Other Services & Activities.
    (7) Modifying the Advisory Council Report (ACR), Sections B. PAIMI 
Advisory Council (PAC) Membership and C. PAC Ethnicity/Racial Diversity 
for consistency with the format used in the PAIMI Application for FY 
2007-2009;
    (8) Enhancing Section F. PAC Activities to include the applicable 
citations that will provide each PAC with better information on its 
authority, role, and responsibilities as the P&A governing authority.
    (9) Revising Section G. PAIMI Assessment of PAIMI Program 
Operations, by eliminating the previous requirement that the PAC 
comment on each P&A system annual and objective. The PAC will only 
submit a summary of its assessment of the P&A system's annual PAIMI 
Program priorities, objectives, activities and program operations;
    (10) Adding an additional item to Section G. to identify the 
training and technical assistance needs of each PAC; and,
    (11) Adding the applicable citations to Section H. Grievance 
Procedures to include the applicable citations that will provide the 
PAC with better information on its authority, role, and 
responsibilities.
    The revised report formats will be effective for the report due on 
January 1, 2008.
    The annual burden estimate is as follows:

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                                                                   Number of
                                                   Number of     responses per     Hours per        Total hour
                                                  respondents     respondent        response          burden
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Annual Program Performance Report.............              57               1              26            1,482
Activities & Accomplishments..................  ..............  ..............             (20)          (1,140)
Performance outcomes..........................  ..............  ..............              (3)            (171)
Expenses......................................  ..............  ..............              (1)             (57)
Budget........................................  ..............  ..............              (1)             (57)
Priority statements & objectives..............  ..............  ..............              (1)             (57)
Advisory Council Report.......................              57               1              10              570
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    Total.....................................             114  ..............  ...............           2,052
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1045, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments 
should be received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: February 11, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. E7-3107 Filed 2-22-07; 8:45 am]
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