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[FR Doc. 07–3779 Filed 8–2–07; 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 Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has submitted the following request (see below) for emergency OMB review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). OMB approval has been requested by October 12, 2007. A copy of the information collection plans may be obtained by calling the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Title: 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health—(OMB No. 0930–0110). OMB Number: 0930–0110. Frequency: Annual. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43289 Affected Public: Individuals or Households. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), formerly the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), is a survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States 12 years old and older. The data are used to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs. The results are used by SAMHSA, ONDCP, Federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources. This Federal Register notice is revised to reflect additional information that will be collected for the 2008 NSDUH. At the request of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), additional questions are being developed to measure marijuana consumption in the general population. This information could be useful in evaluating drug control programs, as discussed in ‘‘Informing America’s Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don’t Know Keeps Hurting Us,’’ a report by the National Research Council. Since the first Federal Register notice (published on May 3, 2007), a condensed version of the 16-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale (WHO–DAS) has also been proposed for the Mental Health Module. A series of analyses was performed which examined the measurement properties of the 16-item scale with the goal of reducing the scale to a condensed version. [Item Response Analyses of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS), SAMHSA, 2007 (unpublished)] These analyses resulted in an 8-item scale which captures the information represented in the full scale. The questions for recruiting respondents for the follow-up clinical interview have also been revised to include a request for the respondent’s e-mail address. The Notice that was published on May 3, 2007 included the following information for the 2008 NSDUH. Additional questions are being planned regarding suicide ideation and impairment from mental health issues. An embedded split-sample study is being planned to determine which one of two mental health disability scales to include in future NSDUH survey years. The two disability scales will be evaluated by using the SCID–I/NP as a follow-up interview with a subsample of respondents. Other questionnaire changes include deletion of questions about Hurricanes E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 43290 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 149 / Friday, August 3, 2007 / Notices Katrina and Rita, adoption of a reduced set of income questions which were tested in 2006 and 2007, and routing of Adderall, Ambien, Ketamine, DMT, AMT, ‘‘Foxy’’ and salvia divinorum users into the questions on drug dependence and abuse. As with all NSDUH/NHSDA surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the survey for 2008 will be sufficient to permit prevalence estimates for each Number of respondents Activity of the fifty States and the District of Columbia. The respondent burden will remain at 60 minutes per interview. The total annual burden estimate is shown below: Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per respondent Total burden hours Household Screening .................................................................................... Interview ......................................................................................................... Clinical Follow-up Certification ....................................................................... Clinical Follow-up ........................................................................................... Screening Verification .................................................................................... Interview Verification ...................................................................................... 182,250 67,500 150 1,500 5,494 10,125 1 1 1 1 1 1 .083 1.0 1.0 1.0 .067 .067 15,127 67,500 150 1,500 368 678 Total ........................................................................................................ 182,250 ........................ .......................... 85,323 Emergency approval is being requested because ONDCP has asked SAMHSA to add questions to measure marijuana consumption in the general population. Because of these additional questions, this Federal Register notice is a revision from the one that was published on May 3, 2007. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delay in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202–395–6974. Dated: July 31, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E7–15126 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. 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 Number of respondents Type of data collection 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: Responses/ respondent Hours/ response Total hours 250 89,750 1 1 2.50 .250 625 22,438 Total ........................................................................................................ mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Focus groups ................................................................................................. Self-administered, mail, telephone and e-mail surveys ................................. 90,000 ........................ .......................... 23,063 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by September 4, 2007 to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Aug 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202–395– 6974. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: July 31, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E7–15142 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities Under Emergency Review 
by the Office of Management and Budget

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA) has submitted the following request (see below) for emergency 
OMB review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 
OMB approval has been requested by October 12, 2007. A copy of the 
information collection plans may be obtained by calling the SAMHSA 
Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.
    Title: 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health--(OMB No. 0930-
0110).
    OMB Number: 0930-0110.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), formerly the 
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), is a survey of the 
civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States 12 
years old and older. The data are used to determine the prevalence of 
use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use 
of prescription drugs. The results are used by SAMHSA, ONDCP, Federal 
government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to 
establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate 
resources.
    This Federal Register notice is revised to reflect additional 
information that will be collected for the 2008 NSDUH. At the request 
of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), additional 
questions are being developed to measure marijuana consumption in the 
general population. This information could be useful in evaluating drug 
control programs, as discussed in ``Informing America's Policy on 
Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us,'' a report by the 
National Research Council.
    Since the first Federal Register notice (published on May 3, 2007), 
a condensed version of the 16-item World Health Organization Disability 
Assessment Scale (WHO-DAS) has also been proposed for the Mental Health 
Module. A series of analyses was performed which examined the 
measurement properties of the 16-item scale with the goal of reducing 
the scale to a condensed version. [Item Response Analyses of the World 
Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS), SAMHSA, 
2007 (unpublished)] These analyses resulted in an 8-item scale which 
captures the information represented in the full scale. The questions 
for recruiting respondents for the follow-up clinical interview have 
also been revised to include a request for the respondent's e-mail 
address.
    The Notice that was published on May 3, 2007 included the following 
information for the 2008 NSDUH. Additional questions are being planned 
regarding suicide ideation and impairment from mental health issues. An 
embedded split-sample study is being planned to determine which one of 
two mental health disability scales to include in future NSDUH survey 
years. The two disability scales will be evaluated by using the SCID-I/
NP as a follow-up interview with a subsample of respondents.
    Other questionnaire changes include deletion of questions about 
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Katrina and Rita, adoption of a reduced set of income questions which 
were tested in 2006 and 2007, and routing of Adderall, Ambien, 
Ketamine, DMT, AMT, ``Foxy'' and salvia divinorum users into the 
questions on drug dependence and abuse.
    As with all NSDUH/NHSDA surveys conducted since 1999, the sample 
size of the survey for 2008 will be sufficient to permit prevalence 
estimates for each of the fifty States and the District of Columbia. 
The respondent burden will remain at 60 minutes per interview. The 
total annual burden estimate is shown below:

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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                    Activity                         Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      respondent         hours
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Household Screening.............................         182,250               1            .083          15,127
Interview.......................................          67,500               1           1.0            67,500
Clinical Follow-up Certification................             150               1           1.0               150
Clinical Follow-up..............................           1,500               1           1.0             1,500
Screening Verification..........................           5,494               1            .067             368
Interview Verification..........................          10,125               1            .067             678
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................         182,250  ..............  ..............          85,323
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    Emergency approval is being requested because ONDCP has asked 
SAMHSA to add questions to measure marijuana consumption in the general 
population. Because of these additional questions, this Federal 
Register notice is a revision from the one that was published on May 3, 
2007.
    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503; due to potential delay in OMB's receipt and processing of mail 
sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to 
submit comments by fax to: 202-395-6974.

    Dated: July 31, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
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