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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Notices this publication should be received by September 26, 2007. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: August 21, 2007. Ashley Wilder Smith, National Cancer Institute Task Order Monitor, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 07–4270 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting 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 meeting. The meeting 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. 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Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 07–4268 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4140–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:43 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: National Methamphetamine Use Prevention Initiative—NEW Prevention of Methamphetamine Abuse grants are authorized under section 519E of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This program addresses the growing problem of methamphetamine abuse and addiction by assisting localities to expand prevention interventions that are effective and evidence-based and/or to increase capacity through infrastructure development. According to the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 10.4 million Americans age 12 and older had tried methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. In addition, the number of methamphetamine users who were dependent on or abused some kind of illicit drug rose significantly from 164,000 in 2002 to 257,000 in 2005. The goal of the Methamphetamine Abuse Prevention grants is to intervene effectively to prevent, reduce, or delay the use and/or spread of methamphetamine abuse. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50377 Proposed Methamphetamine Prevention and Abuse grants will focus on conducting community-based prevention programs targeting those populations within the community that are most at risk for methamphetamine abuse and addiction. In addition, grants may be used for assisting local government entities to conduct appropriate methamphetamine prevention activities in rural and urban areas that are experiencing increases in methamphetamine abuse and addiction. This can be documented by local and specific epidemiological, health service use, judicial and/or environmental data. Activities may include: training and educating state and local law enforcement officials, prevention and education officials, members of community anti-drug coalitions, and parents on the signs of methamphetamine abuse and addiction and the options for prevention; planning, administration, and educational activities related to the prevention of methamphetamine abuse and addiction; monitoring and evaluating of methamphetamine prevention activities, and reporting and disseminating resulting information to the public; or conducting and evaluating targeted pilot programs. The grantees will be collecting data on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) No. 0930–0230 approved National Outcomes Measures (NOMs) and program specific questions on youth and adult methamphetamine use. There are two questionnaire forms: one for adults ages 18 and older and another for youths under the age of 18. The adult and youth questionnaires contain 40 and 42 questions, respectively, with the first 12 questions covering the OMB approved NOMs questions. The focus areas for the adult questionnaires comprise attitudes toward tobacco, alcohol, and other substances; attitudes and experiences; family relationships, relationships with those around you; future goals; thoughts, beliefs, and experiences related to methamphetamines; and thoughts on possible effects of methamphetamine use. The youth survey focus areas include: general information; attitudes toward tobacco, alcohol, and other substances; attitudes and experiences; family relationships; school experiences; perceived probability to try substances; where they receive substance abuse information; thoughts, beliefs, and experiences relating to methamphetamine; effects of methamphetamine use; and how comfortable they were with answering the survey questions. Additional non- E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 50378 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Notices methamphetamine-related questions are included to identify risk and protective factors for methamphetamine. These questions identify demographic information which will be useful in categorizing results. Some program specific questions were suggested and agreed upon by the grantees in the review of the questionnaire. All applicants must describe their evaluation plans in their applications, and funded grantees are required to conduct an evaluation of their projects. The evaluation should be designed to provide regular feedback in order to facilitate project improvements. The evaluation must include both process and outcome components which must measure change relating to project goals and objectives over time compared to baseline information. Control or comparison groups are not required. Applicants must consider their evaluation plans when preparing the project budget. The grantees will collect data from program participants at three time periods: baseline, exit, and 6month follow-up. Each methamphetamine grantee will collect program specific questions in addition to NOM questions. Similar to the submission process for the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), grantees will submit their NOM-Meth data to their respective program Project Officers as well as to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Data Coordination and Consolidation Center (DCCC) two times per year. The OMB approved NOMs incorporate the GPRA measures for reporting and are approved for all PRNS. DCCC will be responsible for data collection and analysis across grantee sites, while individual grantees will be responsible for their own analyses. Number of respondents Description The burden is greatly reduced by the fact that the data collection process can be conducted by submitting electronic files. In many cases, some programs can collect all data online. The SAMHSA Prevention Platform has publicly available online data collection and reporting tools such as the database builder, which can be used to meet these reporting requirements. Other tools are under development. CSAP is currently developing a web-based data entry tool that will assist grantees in submitting their data electronically. This data entry tool will reduce the burden on those grantees that do not yet have the capacity to submit large batch files. The DCCC will use this data for secondary analysis that will aid CSAP in responding to GPRA, Office of National Drug Control Policy as well as other federal reporting requirements. Responses per respondent Hours per response Total Provider survey ................................................................................ Exiting survey .................................................................................. 6-month follow-up survey ................................................................ 10,000 10,000 7,000 1 1 1 .36 .36 .36 3600 3600 2520 Total .......................................................................................... 27,000 3 1.08 9720 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: August 14, 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: 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: National Methamphetamine Use Prevention Initiative--
NEW

    Prevention of Methamphetamine Abuse grants are authorized under 
section 519E of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This program 
addresses the growing problem of methamphetamine abuse and addiction by 
assisting localities to expand prevention interventions that are 
effective and evidence-based and/or to increase capacity through 
infrastructure development. According to the 2005 National Survey on 
Drug Use and Health, 10.4 million Americans age 12 and older had tried 
methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. In addition, the 
number of methamphetamine users who were dependent on or abused some 
kind of illicit drug rose significantly from 164,000 in 2002 to 257,000 
in 2005. The goal of the Methamphetamine Abuse Prevention grants is to 
intervene effectively to prevent, reduce, or delay the use and/or 
spread of methamphetamine abuse.
    Proposed Methamphetamine Prevention and Abuse grants will focus on 
conducting community-based prevention programs targeting those 
populations within the community that are most at risk for 
methamphetamine abuse and addiction. In addition, grants may be used 
for assisting local government entities to conduct appropriate 
methamphetamine prevention activities in rural and urban areas that are 
experiencing increases in methamphetamine abuse and addiction. This can 
be documented by local and specific epidemiological, health service 
use, judicial and/or environmental data. Activities may include: 
training and educating state and local law enforcement officials, 
prevention and education officials, members of community anti-drug 
coalitions, and parents on the signs of methamphetamine abuse and 
addiction and the options for prevention; planning, administration, and 
educational activities related to the prevention of methamphetamine 
abuse and addiction; monitoring and evaluating of methamphetamine 
prevention activities, and reporting and disseminating resulting 
information to the public; or conducting and evaluating targeted pilot 
programs.
    The grantees will be collecting data on Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) No. 0930-0230 approved National Outcomes Measures (NOMs) 
and program specific questions on youth and adult methamphetamine use. 
There are two questionnaire forms: one for adults ages 18 and older and 
another for youths under the age of 18. The adult and youth 
questionnaires contain 40 and 42 questions, respectively, with the 
first 12 questions covering the OMB approved NOMs questions. The focus 
areas for the adult questionnaires comprise attitudes toward tobacco, 
alcohol, and other substances; attitudes and experiences; family 
relationships, relationships with those around you; future goals; 
thoughts, beliefs, and experiences related to methamphetamines; and 
thoughts on possible effects of methamphetamine use. The youth survey 
focus areas include: general information; attitudes toward tobacco, 
alcohol, and other substances; attitudes and experiences; family 
relationships; school experiences; perceived probability to try 
substances; where they receive substance abuse information; thoughts, 
beliefs, and experiences relating to methamphetamine; effects of 
methamphetamine use; and how comfortable they were with answering the 
survey questions. Additional non-

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methamphetamine-related questions are included to identify risk and 
protective factors for methamphetamine. These questions identify 
demographic information which will be useful in categorizing results. 
Some program specific questions were suggested and agreed upon by the 
grantees in the review of the questionnaire.
    All applicants must describe their evaluation plans in their 
applications, and funded grantees are required to conduct an evaluation 
of their projects. The evaluation should be designed to provide regular 
feedback in order to facilitate project improvements. The evaluation 
must include both process and outcome components which must measure 
change relating to project goals and objectives over time compared to 
baseline information. Control or comparison groups are not required. 
Applicants must consider their evaluation plans when preparing the 
project budget. The grantees will collect data from program 
participants at three time periods: baseline, exit, and 6-month follow-
up. Each methamphetamine grantee will collect program specific 
questions in addition to NOM questions. Similar to the submission 
process for the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), grantees 
will submit their NOM-Meth data to their respective program Project 
Officers as well as to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's 
(CSAP) Data Coordination and Consolidation Center (DCCC) two times per 
year. The OMB approved NOMs incorporate the GPRA measures for reporting 
and are approved for all PRNS. DCCC will be responsible for data 
collection and analysis across grantee sites, while individual grantees 
will be responsible for their own analyses.
    The burden is greatly reduced by the fact that the data collection 
process can be conducted by submitting electronic files. In many cases, 
some programs can collect all data online. The SAMHSA Prevention 
Platform has publicly available online data collection and reporting 
tools such as the database builder, which can be used to meet these 
reporting requirements. Other tools are under development. CSAP is 
currently developing a web-based data entry tool that will assist 
grantees in submitting their data electronically. This data entry tool 
will reduce the burden on those grantees that do not yet have the 
capacity to submit large batch files. The DCCC will use this data for 
secondary analysis that will aid CSAP in responding to GPRA, Office of 
National Drug Control Policy as well as other federal reporting 
requirements.

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                                              Number of       Responses per       Hours per
               Description                   respondents       respondent         response            Total
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Provider survey.........................            10,000                 1               .36              3600
Exiting survey..........................            10,000                 1               .36              3600
6-month follow-up survey................             7,000                 1               .36              2520
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    Total...............................            27,000                 3              1.08              9720
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    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: August 14, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
[FR Doc. E7-17277 Filed 8-30-07; 8:45 am]
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