Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 50685-50686 [E7-17386]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice of Request for Nominations The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill two (2) vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL). SUMMARY: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 294f, section 756 of the PHS Act, as amended. The Advisory Committee is governed by provisions of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Agency must receive nominations on or before September 30, 2007. ADDRESS: All nominations are to be submitted to Louis D. Coccodrilli, Designated Federal Official, ACICBL, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 9–05, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. DATES: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adriana Guerra, Public Health Fellow, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, by e-mail at aguerra@hrsa.gov or telephone, (301) 443–6194. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authorities that established the ACICBL, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of October 6, 1972 (Pub. L. 92–463), and section 2119 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 00aa– 19, as added by (Pub. L. 99–660) and amended, HRSA is requesting nominations for two (2) voting members. The ACICBL provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and to the Congress concerning policy, program development and other matters of significance related to interdisciplinary, community-based training grant programs authorized under sections 751–756, Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service Act. The ACICBL prepares an annual report describing the activities conducted during the fiscal year, identifying findings and developing recommendations to enhance Title VII Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Training Grant Programs. The Annual Report is submitted to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and ranking members of the Committee on Health, Education, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 Labor and Pensions of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives. The Department of Health and Human Services is requesting a total of two (2) nominations for voting members of the ACICBL from schools that have administered or are currently administering awards from the following programs: Geriatric Educational and Training Programs—1 nominee and Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training—1 nominee. Interested individuals may nominate multiple qualified professionals for membership to the ACICBL to allow the Secretary to choose from a highly qualified list of potential candidates. Nominees willing to serve as members of the ACICBL should have no appearance of a conflict of interest that would preclude their participation. Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning consultancies, research grants, or contracts to permit an evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. In addition, a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest will be required of the nominee to support experience working with Title VII Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Training Grant Programs, expertise in the field, and personal desire in participating on a National Advisory Committee. Qualified candidates will be invited to serve a one-, two-, or three-year term. All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2007. The legislation governing this Committee requires a fair balance of health professionals who represent the general population with regard to a broad geographic distribution and an evenness of urban and rural areas, along with professionals who are women and minorities. As such, the pool of appropriately qualified nominations should reflect these requirements to the degree possible. Dated: August 28, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–17388 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50685 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: 2008–2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Field Tests—NEW 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 will be a request for generic approval for information collection for NSDUH methodological field tests designed to examine the feasibility, quality, and efficiency of new procedures of revisions to the existing survey protocol. These field tests will examine ways to increase data quality, lower operating costs, and gain a better understanding of various sources of E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 50686 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices nonsampling error. If these tests provide successful results, current procedures may be revised and incorporated into the main study (e.g., questionnaire changes). Particular attention will be given to minimizing the impact of design changes so that survey data continue to remain comparable over time. Field test activities are expected to include improving response rates among persons residing in controlled access communities (locked apartment Number of responses Activity a. Improving participation among controlled access and other hard-toreach populations ....................................................................................... b. Nonresponse follow-up .............................................................................. c. Incentive Study .......................................................................................... d. Validity study (including testing methods for biological data specimens) e. Cognitive laboratory testing ....................................................................... f. Annual questionnaire pre-test .................................................................... g. Field testing (alternative questions, data collection protocol, contact materials) ......................................................................................................... h. Text-to-speech software for voices in computer-assisted interviewing ..... i. Testing alternative sample designs (including alternative sampling frames) ....................................................................................................... j. Alternative modes of data collection (e.g., T–ACASI for Nonresponse follow-up) ........................................................................................................ k. Customer satisfaction survey of NSDUH data users ................................ Household screening for a-d, f-g, i-j .............................................................. Screening Verification for a-d, f-g, i-j ............................................................. Interview Verification for a-d, f-g, i-j ............................................................... Total ........................................................................................................ 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 23, 2007. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E7–17386 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary [DHS–2007–0065] Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 between incentives and veracity of reporting will also be examined. Tests will also be designed to determine the feasibility of alternative sample designs and modes of data collection. Lastly, a customer satisfaction survey of NSDUH data users will be conducted to improve the utility of the NSDUH data. Some of the above studies may be combined to introduce survey efficiencies. The average annual burden associated with these activities over a three-year period is summarized below: buildings, gated communities, college dormitories, etc.), and conducting a nonresponse follow-up study. Cognitive laboratory testing will be conducted prior to the implementation of significant questionnaire modifications. These questionnaire modifications will also be pre-tested and the feasibility of text-to-speech software determined. To understand the effectiveness of current monetary incentive, a new incentive study will be conducted with varying incentive amounts. The relationship Responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 417 2000 2000 2500 90 670 1000 100 1 1 1.0 1.0 1000 100 1000 1 1.0 1000 100 100 12,471 997 1497 1 1 1 1 1 1.0 .25 0.083 0.067 0.067 100 25 1035 68 100 24,942 — The Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Gallery I and II Rooms of the Hilton Arlington and Towers, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203. Send written material, comments, and requests to make oral presentations to Ken Hunt, Executive Director, Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Written materials, comments, and requests to make oral presentations at the meeting should reach the contact person listed by September 10, 2007. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below, by September 10, 2007. Persons wishing PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden (hrs.) 417 2000 2000 2500 90 670 on September 19, 2007 in Arlington, VA. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: Average burden per response (hr.) — 11,105 to make comments or who are unable to attend or speak at the meeting may submit comments at any time. All submissions received must include the docket number: DHS–2007–0065 and may be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow instructions for submitting comments on the Web site. • E-mail: PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (866) 466–5370. • Mail: Mr. Ken Hunt, Executive Director, Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee’’ and the docket number: DHS–2007–0065. Comments received will also be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 4, 2007)]
[Notices]
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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: 2008-2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 
Methodological Field Tests--NEW

    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 will be a request for generic approval for information 
collection for NSDUH methodological field tests designed to examine the 
feasibility, quality, and efficiency of new procedures of revisions to 
the existing survey protocol. These field tests will examine ways to 
increase data quality, lower operating costs, and gain a better 
understanding of various sources of

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nonsampling error. If these tests provide successful results, current 
procedures may be revised and incorporated into the main study (e.g., 
questionnaire changes). Particular attention will be given to 
minimizing the impact of design changes so that survey data continue to 
remain comparable over time.
    Field test activities are expected to include improving response 
rates among persons residing in controlled access communities (locked 
apartment buildings, gated communities, college dormitories, etc.), and 
conducting a nonresponse follow-up study. Cognitive laboratory testing 
will be conducted prior to the implementation of significant 
questionnaire modifications. These questionnaire modifications will 
also be pre-tested and the feasibility of text-to-speech software 
determined. To understand the effectiveness of current monetary 
incentive, a new incentive study will be conducted with varying 
incentive amounts. The relationship between incentives and veracity of 
reporting will also be examined. Tests will also be designed to 
determine the feasibility of alternative sample designs and modes of 
data collection. Lastly, a customer satisfaction survey of NSDUH data 
users will be conducted to improve the utility of the NSDUH data. Some 
of the above studies may be combined to introduce survey efficiencies.
    The average annual burden associated with these activities over a 
three-year period is summarized below:

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                                                                                  Average burden
                    Activity                         Number of     Responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                     responses      respondent         (hr.)          (hrs.)
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a. Improving participation among controlled                  417               1           1.0               417
 access and other hard-to-reach populations.....
b. Nonresponse follow-up........................            2000               1           1.0              2000
c. Incentive Study..............................            2000               1           1.0              2000
d. Validity study (including testing methods for            2500               1           1.0              2500
 biological data specimens).....................
e. Cognitive laboratory testing.................              90               1           1.0                90
f. Annual questionnaire pre-test................             670               1           1.0               670
g. Field testing (alternative questions, data               1000               1           1.0              1000
 collection protocol, contact materials)........
h. Text-to-speech software for voices in                     100               1           1.0               100
 computer-assisted interviewing.................
i. Testing alternative sample designs (including            1000               1           1.0              1000
 alternative sampling frames)...................
j. Alternative modes of data collection (e.g., T-            100               1           1.0               100
 ACASI for Nonresponse follow-up)...............
k. Customer satisfaction survey of NSDUH data                100               1            .25               25
 users..........................................
Household screening for a-d, f-g, i-j...........          12,471               1           0.083            1035
Screening Verification for a-d, f-g, i-j........             997               1           0.067              68
Interview Verification for a-d, f-g, i-j........            1497               1           0.067             100
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          24,942              --          --              11,105
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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 23, 2007.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
[FR Doc. E7-17386 Filed 8-31-07; 8:45 am]
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