Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 29340-29341 [E7-10100]

Download as PDF 29340 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 101 / Friday, May 25, 2007 / Notices Dated: May 17, 2007. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 07–2590 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meetings jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Name of Committee: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group, Biomedical Research and Research Training Review Subcommittee A. Date: June 14, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: DoubleTree Hotel, Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20818. Contact Person: Carole H. Latker, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Office of Scientific Review, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Room 3AN–18, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 594–2848, latkerc@nigms.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group, Biomedical Research and Research Training Review Subcommittee B. Date: June 15, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: DoubleTree Hotel Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Arthur L. Zachary, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Office of Scientific Review, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Room 3AN–18, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 594–2886, zacharya@nigms.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.375, Minority Biomedical Research Support; 93.821, Cell Biology and Biophysics Research; 93.859, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research; 93.862, Genetics and Developmental Biology Research; 93.88, Minority Access to Research Careers; 93.96, Special Minority Initiatives, National Institutes of Health, HHS) 17:34 May 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, NICHD. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public as indicated below in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual intramural programs and projects conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Dated: May 17, 2007. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 07–2591 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. VerDate Aug<31>2005 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Meeting limitations imposed by administrative matters. Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. all visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit. Information is also available on the Institute’s/Center’s home page http:// www.nichd.nih.gov/about/bsd/htm, when an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.864, Population Research; 93.865, Research of Mothers and Children; 93.929, Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; 93.209, Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health, HHS) DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute of Health Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors, NICHD. Date: June 1, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Agenda: A report by the Scientific Director, NICHD, on the status of the NICHD Division of Intramural Research. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 9000 Rockville Pike, Room 2A48, Bethesda, MD 20892. Closed: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate personal qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 9000 Rockville Pike, Room 2A48, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Owen M. Rennert, MD, Scientific Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Room 2A50, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 496–2133, rennerto@mail.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to timing PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (SAMHSA) 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 E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 29341 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 101 / Friday, May 25, 2007 / Notices 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: Voluntary Customer Satisfaction Surveys to Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—(OMB No. 0930–0197)—Revision Executive Order 12862 directs agencies that ‘‘provide significant services directly to the public’’ to ‘‘survey customers to determine the improvements that are practical and feasible. Several of the customer satisfaction surveys expected to be implemented under this approval will provide data for measurement of program effectiveness under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Information from these customer surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain a high quality of service to health care providers and members of the public. Focus groups may be used to develop the survey questionnaire in some instances. The estimated annual hour burden is as follows: kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing services.’’ SAMHSA provides significant services directly to the public, including treatment providers and State substance abuse and mental health agencies, through a range of mechanisms, including publications, training, meetings, technical assistance and Web sites. Many of these services are focused on information dissemination activities. The purpose of this submission is to extend the existing generic approval for such surveys. The primary use for information gathered is to identify strengths and weaknesses in current service provisions by SAMHSA and to make Number of respondents Type of data collection Responses/ respondent Hours/ response Total hours Focus groups ................................................................................................... Self-administered, mail, telephone and e-mail surveys ................................... 250 89,750 1 1 2.50 .250 625 22,438 Total .......................................................................................................... 90,000 ........................ ........................ 23,063 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 AND e-mail her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 17, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E7–10100 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2007–0037] Homeland Security Advisory Council Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee management; Notice of closed Federal advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council will meet on June 11, 2007, in New York, NY. The meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The Homeland Security Advisory Council will meet Monday, June 11, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA. Requests to have written material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 May 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 person at the address below by May 31, 2007. Send written material to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Washington, DC 20538. Comments must be identified by DHS–2007–0037 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: HSAC@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–282–9207. • Mail: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Attn: Ruth Smith, 3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the Homeland Security Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Attention: Ruth Smith, (202) 447–3135, fax: (202) 282–9207. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Pub. L. 92–463). The HSAC exists to provide organizationally independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department aiding in the creation and expeditious implementation of critical and actionable policy and operational capacities across the spectrum of Homeland Security operations. The HSAC shall periodically report, as appropriate, to the Secretary on matters within the scope of that function. The HSAC serves as an advisory body with the goal of providing advice upon the request of the Secretary. The committee will meet for the purpose of discussions with senior Department of Homeland Security Officials and will discuss priorities and the progress of various initiatives. Basis for Closure The Federal Advisory Committee Act permits the closure of advisory committee meetings, or portions thereof, as a matter of public interest subject to the requirements of the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)). At this meeting, the Committee will participate in sensitive discussions with senior officials regarding priorities and ongoing initiatives in the department. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), the nature of the discussions could lead to premature disclosure of information on Department of Homeland Security actions that would be ‘‘likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action.’’ Additionally, discussions of ongoing investigations with Department of E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 101 (Friday, May 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29340-29341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10100]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 (SAMHSA) 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

[[Page 29341]]

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: Voluntary Customer Satisfaction Surveys to Implement 
Executive Order 12862 in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA)--(OMB No. 0930-0197)--Revision
    Executive Order 12862 directs agencies that ``provide significant 
services directly to the public'' to ``survey customers to determine 
the kind and quality of services they want and their level of 
satisfaction with existing services.'' SAMHSA provides significant 
services directly to the public, including treatment providers and 
State substance abuse and mental health agencies, through a range of 
mechanisms, including publications, training, meetings, technical 
assistance and Web sites. Many of these services are focused on 
information dissemination activities. The purpose of this submission is 
to extend the existing generic approval for such surveys.
    The primary use for information gathered is to identify strengths 
and weaknesses in current service provisions by SAMHSA and to make 
improvements that are practical and feasible. Several of the customer 
satisfaction surveys expected to be implemented under this approval 
will provide data for measurement of program effectiveness under the 
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Information from these 
customer surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and 
efforts to improve or maintain a high quality of service to health care 
providers and members of the public. Focus groups may be used to 
develop the survey questionnaire in some instances.
    The estimated annual hour burden is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Number of      Responses/        Hours/
             Type of data collection                respondents     respondent       response       Total hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Focus groups....................................             250               1            2.50             625
Self-administered, mail, telephone and e-mail             89,750               1            .250          22,438
 surveys........................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          90,000  ..............  ..............          23,063
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 AND e-mail her 
a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be 
received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: May 17, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
 [FR Doc. E7-10100 Filed 5-24-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P