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Download as PDF 43291 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 149 / Friday, August 3, 2007 / Notices 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. Proposed Project: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Synar Report Format, FFY 2008–2010— (OMB No. 0930–0222)—Revision Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26] stipulates that funding Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for fiscal year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require States to have in effect a law providing that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18. This section further requires that States approved by OMB under control number 0930–0163, and require that each State submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the State is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the activities carried out by the State to enforce the required law; the success the State has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18; and the strategies to be utilized by the State for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention will request OMB approval of revisions to the current report format associated with section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x–26). The report format is changing significantly. Any changes in either formatting or content are being made to simplify the reporting process for the States and to clarify the information as the States report it; both outcomes will facilitate consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring of Synar compliance across the States and will reduce the reporting burden by the States. All of the information required in the new report format is already being collected by the States. conduct annual, random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law; that the State submit annually a report describing the results of the inspections, describing the activities carried out by the State to enforce the required law, describing the success the State has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18, and describing the strategies to be utilized by the State for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. Before making an award to a State under the SAPT Block Grant, the Secretary must make a determination that the State has maintained compliance with these requirements. If a determination is made that the State is not in compliance, penalties shall be applied. Penalties ranged from 10 percent of the Block Grant in applicable year 1 (FFY 1997 SAPT Block Grant Applications) to 40 percent in applicable year 4 (FFY 2000 SAPT Block Grant Applications) and subsequent years. Respondents include the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, are ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Responses per respondents Number of respondents1 45 CFR citation Hours per response Total hour burden Annual Report (Section 1—States and Territories) 96.130(e)(1–3) ................ State Plan (Section II–States and Territories) 96.130(e)(4,5)96.130(g) ......... 59 59 1 1 15 3 885 177 Total .......................................................................................................... 59 ........................ ........................ 1,062 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1 Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. 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 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: July 31, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. 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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.

Proposed Project: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant 
Synar Report Format, FFY 2008-2010--(OMB No. 0930-0222)--Revision

    Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x-26] 
stipulates that funding Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) 
Block Grant agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for fiscal 
year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require States to have in effect 
a law providing that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or 
distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product 
to any individual under the age of 18. This section further requires 
that States conduct annual, random, unannounced inspections to ensure 
compliance with the law; that the State submit annually a report 
describing the results of the inspections, describing the activities 
carried out by the State to enforce the required law, describing the 
success the State has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco 
products to individuals under the age of 18, and describing the 
strategies to be utilized by the State for enforcing such law during 
the fiscal year for which the grant is sought.
    Before making an award to a State under the SAPT Block Grant, the 
Secretary must make a determination that the State has maintained 
compliance with these requirements. If a determination is made that the 
State is not in compliance, penalties shall be applied. Penalties 
ranged from 10 percent of the Block Grant in applicable year 1 (FFY 
1997 SAPT Block Grant Applications) to 40 percent in applicable year 4 
(FFY 2000 SAPT Block Grant Applications) and subsequent years. 
Respondents include the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American 
Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, 
Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
    Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, 
are approved by OMB under control number 0930-0163, and require that 
each State submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing 
their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar 
report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the State 
is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the 
activities carried out by the State to enforce the required law; the 
success the State has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco 
products to individuals under the age of 18; and the strategies to be 
utilized by the State for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for 
which the grant is sought.
    SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention will request OMB 
approval of revisions to the current report format associated with 
section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x-26). The report format is changing 
significantly. Any changes in either formatting or content are being 
made to simplify the reporting process for the States and to clarify 
the information as the States report it; both outcomes will facilitate 
consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring of Synar compliance 
across the States and will reduce the reporting burden by the States. 
All of the information required in the new report format is already 
being collected by the States.

                                             Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per      Total hour
                 45 CFR citation                  respondents\1\    respondents      response         burden
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Annual Report (Section 1--States and                          59               1              15             885
 Territories) 96.130(e)(1-3)....................
State Plan (Section II-States and Territories)                59               1               3             177
 96.130(e)(4,5)96.130(g)........................
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    Total.......................................              59  ..............  ..............           1,062
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\1\ Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements.

    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 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.

    Dated: July 31, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
 [FR Doc. E7-15143 Filed 8-2-07; 8:45 am]
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