Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 2267-2268 [E8-427]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2008 / Notices Hazardous substances-Basic Research and Education; 93.894, Resources and Manpower Development in the Environmental Health Sciences; 93.113, Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards; 93.114, Applied Toxicological Research and Testing, National Institutes of Health, HHS) January 7, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 08–82 Filed 1–11–08 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meetings rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 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 meetings. The meetings 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. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel; Use of Antipsychotics in Children. Date: February 4, 2008. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: David I. Sommers, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 6154, MSC 9609, Bethesda, MD 20892–9606, 301–443–7861, dsommers@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel; Eating Disorders. Date: February 5, 2008. Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: David I. Sommers, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:57 Jan 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 6154, MSC 9609, Bethesda, MD 20892–9606, 301–443–7861, dsommers@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel; ITVC Conflicts. Date: February 20, 2008. Time: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: David I. Sommers, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 6154, MSC 9609, Bethesda, MD 20892–9606, 301–443–7861, dsommers@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.242, Mental Health Research Grants; 93.281, Scientist Development Award, Scientist Development Award for Clinicians, and Research Scientist Award; 93.282, Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: January 7, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 08–84 Filed 1–11–08; 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: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2267 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. Project: Measures of Co-Occurring Infrastructure (OMB No. 0930–0284)— Extension This notice is a request to extend data collection for SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment providerlevel performance measures about the screening, assessment, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. The measures were developed with active input from COSIG grantees. Their input was also sought regarding suggestions for making the implementation and reporting processes as smooth as possible. Based on suggestions from COSIG grantees, CSAT has taken the following actions to improve data quality: clarified instructions, simplified minimum required reporting, developed optional reporting methods, allowed grantees time to work out internal processes, and held monthly conference calls to answer grantee questions and to allow grantees to share experiences with implementation. These steps allow CSAT to enhance working relationships with the grantees and improve the overall quality of the data collection process. Implementation will be limited to 15 current States with Co-occurring State Incentive Grants (COSIG) and States receiving COSIG grants in future years. COSIG grants enable States to develop or enhance their infrastructure and capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services to persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders. Only the immediate Office of the Governor of States may receive COSIG grants, because SAMHSA considers the Office of the Governor to have the greatest potential to provide the multi-agency leadership needed to accomplish COSIG goals. The COSIG program is part of SAMHSA’s plan to achieve certain goals regarding services for persons with cooccurring substance use and mental disorders: • Increase percentage of treatment programs that screen for co-occurring disorders; • Increase percentage of treatment programs that assess for co-occurring disorders; • Increase percentage of treatment programs that treat co-occurring disorders through collaborative, E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2268 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2008 / Notices consultative, and integrated models of care; • Increase the number of persons with co-occurring disorders served. These measures will enable SAMHSA to benchmark and track progress toward these goals within COSIG states. Information will be collected annually about the number and percentage of programs that offer screening, assessment, and treatment services for co-occurring disorders; and the number of clients actually screened, assessed, and treated through these programs. Information will also be collected annually about providers’ policies regarding screening, assessment, and treatment services for persons with cooccurring disorders. A questionnaire, to be completed by providers, contains 47 items, answered either by checking a box or entering a number in a blank. The questionnaire is available both in printed form and electronically. Obtaining the information to enter on the Number of respondents Data collection questionnaire will require respondent providers to track screening, assessment, and treatment services for clients. COSIG States will be required to report information to SAMHSA for all providers directly participating in their COSIG projects. SAMHSA will consider sampling strategies for states with large numbers of participating providers and for providers serving large numbers of clients. Annual burden for the activities is shown below: Responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Capacity to Screen, Assess, and Treat ........................................................... Policy on Screening, Assessment, Referral, and Treatment ........................... 242 242 1 1 4.5 3 minutes 1,089 12 Total .......................................................................................................... 242 ........................ ........................ 1,101 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: January 7, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–427 Filed 1–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; Revision of a currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660–0011, FEMA Form 22–13. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Jan 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Collection Financial System. OMB Number: 1660–0011. Abstract: FEMA may request debtors to provide personal financial information on FEMA Form 22–13 concerning their current financial position. With this information, FEMA evaluates whether to allow debtors to pay the FEMA debts under installment repayment agreements and if so, under what terms. FEMA also uses this data to determine whether to compromise, suspend, or completely terminate collection efforts on respondent’s debts. This data is also used to locate the debtor’s assets if the debts are sent for judicial enforcement. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 1000. Estimated Time per Respondent: .75 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Frequency of Response: Once per year. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street, PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SW., Washington, DC 20472, Mail Drop Room 301, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov. Dated: January 8, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–466 Filed 1–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–49–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–3280–EM] Oklahoma; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of an emergency for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–3280–EM), dated December 10, 2007, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 3, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the incident period for this emergency is closed effective January 3, 2008. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2267-2268]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-427]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

Project: Measures of Co-Occurring Infrastructure (OMB No. 0930-0284)--
Extension

    This notice is a request to extend data collection for SAMHSA's 
Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse 
Treatment provider-level performance measures about the screening, 
assessment, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. The measures were 
developed with active input from COSIG grantees. Their input was also 
sought regarding suggestions for making the implementation and 
reporting processes as smooth as possible. Based on suggestions from 
COSIG grantees, CSAT has taken the following actions to improve data 
quality: clarified instructions, simplified minimum required reporting, 
developed optional reporting methods, allowed grantees time to work out 
internal processes, and held monthly conference calls to answer grantee 
questions and to allow grantees to share experiences with 
implementation. These steps allow CSAT to enhance working relationships 
with the grantees and improve the overall quality of the data 
collection process.
    Implementation will be limited to 15 current States with Co-
occurring State Incentive Grants (COSIG) and States receiving COSIG 
grants in future years. COSIG grants enable States to develop or 
enhance their infrastructure and capacity to provide accessible, 
effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based 
treatment services to persons with co-occurring substance abuse and 
mental disorders. Only the immediate Office of the Governor of States 
may receive COSIG grants, because SAMHSA considers the Office of the 
Governor to have the greatest potential to provide the multi-agency 
leadership needed to accomplish COSIG goals. The COSIG program is part 
of SAMHSA's plan to achieve certain goals regarding services for 
persons with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders:
     Increase percentage of treatment programs that screen for 
co-occurring disorders;
     Increase percentage of treatment programs that assess for 
co-occurring disorders;
     Increase percentage of treatment programs that treat co-
occurring disorders through collaborative,

[[Page 2268]]

consultative, and integrated models of care;
     Increase the number of persons with co-occurring disorders 
served.
    These measures will enable SAMHSA to benchmark and track progress 
toward these goals within COSIG states.
    Information will be collected annually about the number and 
percentage of programs that offer screening, assessment, and treatment 
services for co-occurring disorders; and the number of clients actually 
screened, assessed, and treated through these programs. Information 
will also be collected annually about providers' policies regarding 
screening, assessment, and treatment services for persons with co-
occurring disorders.
    A questionnaire, to be completed by providers, contains 47 items, 
answered either by checking a box or entering a number in a blank. The 
questionnaire is available both in printed form and electronically. 
Obtaining the information to enter on the questionnaire will require 
respondent providers to track screening, assessment, and treatment 
services for clients.
    COSIG States will be required to report information to SAMHSA for 
all providers directly participating in their COSIG projects. SAMHSA 
will consider sampling strategies for states with large numbers of 
participating providers and for providers serving large numbers of 
clients. Annual burden for the activities is shown below:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                 Data collection                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capacity to Screen, Assess, and Treat...........             242               1             4.5           1,089
Policy on Screening, Assessment, Referral, and               242               1       3 minutes              12
 Treatment......................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             242  ..............  ..............           1,101
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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: January 7, 2008.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
[FR Doc. E8-427 Filed 1-11-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P