Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 47055-47056 [E7-16538]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices collection of information on TABLE 3.—ESTIMATED REPORTING BURDEN OF ALL DATA COLLECTION respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or STRATEGIES other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Minority Substance Abuse/HIV/ Hepatitis Prevention Program—NEW Interviews .............................. 639.5 The cross-site evaluation builds on Web-based Surveys ............. 2,063 five previous grant programs funded by Total Burden .................. 2,702.5 SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) to provide HIV prevention services for minority Written comments and populations. The first two were recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should planning grant programs and the last three were service grant programs. HIV be sent by September 21, 2007 to: Cohort 1 and HIV Cohort 2 funded 2SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human year planning grants in FY 2000 and FY Resources and Housing Branch, Office 2001 respectively. HIV Cohort 3 funded of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 48 3-year grants in FY 2002, HIV Cohort Washington, DC 20503; due to potential 4 funded 22 5-year grants in FY 2003 and HIV Cohort 5 funded 46 4-year delays in OMB’s receipt and processing grants in FY 2004. The goals for the of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Cohort 3–5 grants were to add, increase, Service, respondents are encouraged to or enhance integrated substance abuse submit comments by fax to: 202–395– (SA) and HIV prevention services by 6974. providing supportive services and Dated: August 13, 2007. strengthening linkages between service Elaine Parry, providers for at-risk minority Acting Director, Office of Program Services. populations. The HIV Cohort 1–3 grants [FR Doc. E7–16537 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] previously received OMB clearance No. BILLING CODE 4162–20–P 0930–0208. The current HIV Cohort 6 Minority SA/HIV/Hepatitis Prevention Program DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND funded 81 5-year grants in FY 2005 to HUMAN SERVICES community based organizations that are required to address the SAMSHA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Services Administration and participate in this cross-site evaluation. The grantees are expected to Agency Information Collection provide leadership and coordination on Activities: Proposed Collection; the planning and implementation of the Comment Request SPF that targets minority populations In compliance with Section and the minority reentry population in 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork communities of color with high Reduction Act of 1995 concerning prevalence of SA, HIV/AIDS, and opportunity for public comment on Hepatitis. The primary objectives of the proposed collections of information, the cross-site evaluation are to: (1) Assess Substance Abuse and Mental Health the process of adopting and Services Administration (SAMHSA) implementing the SPF with the target will publish periodic summaries of populations; (2) measure the proposed projects. To request more effectiveness of specified intervention information on the proposed projects or strategies such as cultural enrichment activities, educational and vocational to obtain a copy of the information services; and/or computer-based collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276– curricula; and (3) determine the success of the program in delaying, preventing, 1243. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether and/or reducing the use of alcohol, the proposed collections of information tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) among are necessary for the proper the target populations. The grantees are performance of the functions of the expected to provide an effective agency, including whether the prevention process, direction, and a information shall have practical utility; common set of goals, expectations, and (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate accountabilities to be adapted and of the burden of the proposed collection integrated at the community level. of information; (c) ways to enhance the While the grantees have substantial quality, utility, and clarity of the flexibility in choosing their individual information to be collected; and (d) evidence-based programs, they are all ways to minimize the burden of the required to base them on the five steps Data collection strategy jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Estimated total burden (hours) VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47055 of the SPF to build service capacity specific to SA, HIV, and Hepatitis prevention services. In FY 2006, all the grantees initiated Steps 1–3 of the SPF, namely conducting a needs assessment, building capacity, and planning how to implement their projects. Once their plans have been approved by their Project Officers they can proceed to Step 4 (implementation) and Step 5 (evaluation). Conducting this cross-site evaluation will assist SAMHSA/CSAP in promoting and disseminating optimally effective prevention programs. Grantees must also conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation of their projects to assess program effectiveness including Federal reporting of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART), SAMHSA/CSAP National Outcome Measures (NOMs), and HIV Counseling and Testing. All of this information will be collected through self-report questionnaires administered to program participants. All grantees will use two instruments, one for youth aged between 12 and 17 and one for adults aged 18 and older. These instruments include baseline, exit and 3–6 month follow-up (post-exit) questionnaires related to GPRA and NOMs augmented by questions pertaining to HIV and Hepatitis. While the GPRA and NOMs measures have already been approved by OMB (OMB No. 0930–0230), the remaining HIV and Hepatitis-related questions have not, hence this data collection. Each questionnaire contains 135 questions, of which 102 relate to HIV and Hepatitis. Sample size, respondent burden, and intrusiveness have been minimized to be consistent with the cross-site objectives. Procedures are employed to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of participants. Every effort has been made to coordinate cross-site data collection with local data collection efforts in an attempt to minimize respondent burden. The cross-site evaluation results will have significant implications for the substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis prevention fields, the allocation of grant funds, and other evaluation activities conducted by multiple Federal, State, and local government agencies. They will be used to develop Federal policy in support of SAMHSA/CSAP program initiatives, inform the public of lessons learned and findings, improve existing programs, and promote replication and dissemination of effective prevention strategies. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 47056 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices The following table shows the estimated annualized burden for data collection. Number of respondents Response type Responses/ respondent Average burden/ response (hours.) Average annual burden hours. Youth .................................................................................................... Adults ................................................................................................... 3,400 3,400 3 3 .83 .83 8,466 8,466 Total .............................................................................................. 6,800 n/a n/a 16,932 n/a—Not Applicable. Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1044, 1 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: August 7, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E7–16538 Filed 8–21–07; 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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 YEAR 1: Recovery (non-impacted) ..... Resilience (non-impacted) .... Leadership Survey ................ 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Proposed Project: SAMHSA/CMHS Initiative To Evaluate Mental Health Transformation: 9 State Incentive Grants—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), has funded an Initiative to help grantees transform their mental health and related service systems. Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grants (MHT SIG) awards were made to 9 States: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. Associated with this project is an OMBrequired independent evaluation of the program. With input from CMHS staff, MHT SIG State representatives and consumer and family member consultants, a set of data collection instruments has been identified or created for the cross-site evaluation project. The following survey instruments will be used: (1) A recovery measure for adults, (2) a resilience measure for youth, (3) a system measure on orientation towards recovery, (4) a leadership survey, (5) mental health provider interview guide, (6) GPRA data collection, and (7) consumer/family member focus group facilitation guide/ interview guide. Grantees will be allowed to use recovery, resilience and system orientation instruments of their choice as long as it meets identified CMHS criteria. Discretionary grant NOMs questions which have already received OMB approval (No. 0930– No. of respondents/ grantee No. of grantees Instrument VerDate Aug<31>2005 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. Jkt 211001 7 7 7 PO 00000 Total no. of respondents 75 75 15 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 525 525 105 Sfmt 4703 0285) will be used along with the recovery and resilience instruments selected by the States. In addition, during site visits, one each of the following State staff will be interviewed using a uniquely developed discussion guide: MHT SIG Project Director; MHT SIG Transformation Working Group Chair; director or senior staff of the mental health, Medicaid, criminal/ juvenile justice, education, employment, housing agencies. Phone interview also will be conducted using uniquely developed discussion guides with Project Directors to determine the cost impact of the MHT SIG grant in their State. GPRA data will be submitted annually by the grantees into a database hosted on a password-protected Web extranet site. The recovery, resilience and system recovery orientation data for nonimpacted and impacted consumer groups will be collected by the grantees at two points: baseline and twelve months. During grants years 3 and 5, consumer/family member focus groups/ interviews, leadership surveys, and State agency staff interviews will be done. During grant years 3 through 5, mental health provider interviews will be done. The resulting data will help the cross site evaluation: (1) Determine the extent to which mental health systems have become recovery-oriented, (2) determine the extent to which transformation results in consumer recovery, (3) identify the factors contributing to successful transformation, (4) assist the MHT SIG program in satisfying GPRA requirements, (5) determine changes in client outcomes as measured by NOMs, and (6) demonstrate the cost efficiency of the MHT SIG program. The estimated annual response burden to collect this information is as follows: Average burden/ response (hours) Responses/ respondent 1 1 1 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 0.5 0.6 0.33 22AUN1 Annual burden (hours) 262.5 315 34.65

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47055-47056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16538]


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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 (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 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Proposed Project: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Minority Substance 
Abuse/HIV/Hepatitis Prevention Program--NEW

    The cross-site evaluation builds on five previous grant programs 
funded by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) to 
provide HIV prevention services for minority populations. The first two 
were planning grant programs and the last three were service grant 
programs. HIV Cohort 1 and HIV Cohort 2 funded 2-year planning grants 
in FY 2000 and FY 2001 respectively. HIV Cohort 3 funded 48 3-year 
grants in FY 2002, HIV Cohort 4 funded 22 5-year grants in FY 2003 and 
HIV Cohort 5 funded 46 4-year grants in FY 2004. The goals for the 
Cohort 3-5 grants were to add, increase, or enhance integrated 
substance abuse (SA) and HIV prevention services by providing 
supportive services and strengthening linkages between service 
providers for at-risk minority populations. The HIV Cohort 1-3 grants 
previously received OMB clearance No. 0930-0208.
    The current HIV Cohort 6 Minority SA/HIV/Hepatitis Prevention 
Program funded 81 5-year grants in FY 2005 to community based 
organizations that are required to address the SAMSHA Strategic 
Prevention Framework (SPF) and participate in this cross-site 
evaluation. The grantees are expected to provide leadership and 
coordination on the planning and implementation of the SPF that targets 
minority populations and the minority reentry population in communities 
of color with high prevalence of SA, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis. The 
primary objectives of the cross-site evaluation are to: (1) Assess the 
process of adopting and implementing the SPF with the target 
populations; (2) measure the effectiveness of specified intervention 
strategies such as cultural enrichment activities, educational and 
vocational services; and/or computer-based curricula; and (3) determine 
the success of the program in delaying, preventing, and/or reducing the 
use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) among the target 
populations. The grantees are expected to provide an effective 
prevention process, direction, and a common set of goals, expectations, 
and accountabilities to be adapted and integrated at the community 
level. While the grantees have substantial flexibility in choosing 
their individual evidence-based programs, they are all required to base 
them on the five steps of the SPF to build service capacity specific to 
SA, HIV, and Hepatitis prevention services. In FY 2006, all the 
grantees initiated Steps 1-3 of the SPF, namely conducting a needs 
assessment, building capacity, and planning how to implement their 
projects. Once their plans have been approved by their Project Officers 
they can proceed to Step 4 (implementation) and Step 5 (evaluation). 
Conducting this cross-site evaluation will assist SAMHSA/CSAP in 
promoting and disseminating optimally effective prevention programs.
    Grantees must also conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation of 
their projects to assess program effectiveness including Federal 
reporting of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, 
the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART), SAMHSA/CSAP National 
Outcome Measures (NOMs), and HIV Counseling and Testing. All of this 
information will be collected through self-report questionnaires 
administered to program participants. All grantees will use two 
instruments, one for youth aged between 12 and 17 and one for adults 
aged 18 and older. These instruments include baseline, exit and 3-6 
month follow-up (post-exit) questionnaires related to GPRA and NOMs 
augmented by questions pertaining to HIV and Hepatitis. While the GPRA 
and NOMs measures have already been approved by OMB (OMB No. 0930-
0230), the remaining HIV and Hepatitis-related questions have not, 
hence this data collection. Each questionnaire contains 135 questions, 
of which 102 relate to HIV and Hepatitis.
    Sample size, respondent burden, and intrusiveness have been 
minimized to be consistent with the cross-site objectives. Procedures 
are employed to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of 
participants. Every effort has been made to coordinate cross-site data 
collection with local data collection efforts in an attempt to minimize 
respondent burden.
    The cross-site evaluation results will have significant 
implications for the substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis prevention 
fields, the allocation of grant funds, and other evaluation activities 
conducted by multiple Federal, State, and local government agencies. 
They will be used to develop Federal policy in support of SAMHSA/CSAP 
program initiatives, inform the public of lessons learned and findings, 
improve existing programs, and promote replication and dissemination of 
effective prevention strategies.

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    The following table shows the estimated annualized burden for data 
collection.

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                                               Number of      Responses/     Average burden/     Average annual
               Response type                  respondents     respondent    response (hours.)    burden hours.
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Youth.....................................           3,400               3                .83              8,466
Adults....................................           3,400               3                .83              8,466
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    Total.................................           6,800             n/a                n/a            16,932
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n/a--Not Applicable.

    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1044, 1 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: August 7, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
 [FR Doc. E7-16538 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P