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Download as PDF 42584 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 22, 2008 / Notices Date: August 8, 2008. Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: George W. Chacko, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5170, MSC 7849, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1245, chackoge@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: National Eye Institute, Special Emphasis Panel, Clinical Grant Applications. Date: August 4, 2008. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Houmam H Araj, PhD., Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Extramural Research, National Eye Institute, NIH 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300, Bethesda, MD 20892–9602, 301–451–2020, ha50c@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.867, Vision Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: July 14, 2008. David Clary, Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–16510 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] Dated: July 14, 2008. David Clary, Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–16511 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings sroberts on PROD1PC70 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 Eye Institute, Special Emphasis Panel, NEI Institutional Training Grant Applications. Date: July 30, 2008. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Anne E. Schaffner, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Extramural Research, National Eye Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300, MSC 9300, Bethesda, MD 20892–9300, (301) 451–2020, aes@nei.nih.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jul 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project: Access to Recovery (ATR) Program Cross-Site Evaluation— New SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is conducting a cross-site evaluation of the Access to Recovery (ATR) program. CSAT’s ATR program is a competitive, discretionary grant awarded to 18 States, the District of Columbia, and five Tribal Organizations to develop and operate a voucher-based substance abuse treatment financing system. The primary focus of the ATR program is to improve access by utilizing treatment payment vouchers, to expand independent client choice of treatment providers, to expand access to both clinical treatment and recovery support services (RSS), and to increase substance abuse treatment capacity by increasing the array of faith-based and community organizations through which clinical treatment and RSS can be offered. The purpose of the cross-site evaluation is to examine how grantees implement the ATR program and the program’s impact on existing treatment systems and client outcomes and to inform future policy on the development and implementation of substance abuse treatment voucher systems. Two surveys will be administered as part of this evaluation. One survey will be administered to a sample of clients participating in the ATR program and a second survey will be administered to service organizations participating in a grantee’s ATR program. The client survey will be administered following the 6-month post-intake Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) follow-up (OMB No. 0930–0208), using the same data collection methods as the GPRA data collection to reduce client burden. GPRA data collection methods vary by ATR grantee; typically, grantees collect GPRA data in-person, but in special cases they may use a telephone interview. The ATR client survey includes questions on client choice, ease of obtaining services through an ATR program, and client satisfaction. The provider survey will be administered through a Web survey instrument and will target a key informant in the organization to complete the survey. Providers unable to access or complete the Web survey will be provided with a paper version of the survey. The provider survey includes questions on organizational characteristics, satisfaction with the ATR program, and experience participating in the ATR program. E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 42585 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 22, 2008 / Notices TOTAL BURDEN HOURS FOR THE CROSS-SITE CLIENT AND PROVIDER SURVEY Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument/activity Average burden per response Total burden hours per collection Client Survey ................................................................................................... Provider Survey (80% response rate) ............................................................. 7,329 4,083 1 1 0.15 0.50 1,100 2,042 Total .......................................................................................................... 11,412 ........................ ........................ 3,142 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1045, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: July 16, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–16726 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2008–0074] The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) Meeting. AGENCY: The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council will meet on July 30, 2008 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 8:20 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if the committee has completed its business. For additional information, please consult the CIPAC Web site, http:// www.dhs.gov/cipac, or contact the CIPAC Secretariat by phone at 703–235– 3999 or by e-mail at cipac@dhs.gov. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Salons III and IV of the Grand Ballroom of the J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004. While we will be unable to accommodate oral comments from the public, written comments may be sent to Nancy Wong, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Washington, DC 20528. Comments must be identified by DHS– 2008–0074 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jul 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: cipac@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–235–3055. • Mail: Nancy Wong, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Wong, CIPAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528; telephone 703–235–3999. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council represents a partnership between government and critical infrastructure/key resource (CIKR) owners and operators and provides a forum in which they can engage in a broad spectrum of activities to support and coordinate critical infrastructure protection. The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council will meet to discuss issues relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure. The July 30, 2008 meeting will include panel discussions between participating CIKR Sectors regarding the following topics: 1. Asset-Based Infrastructure Protection. 2. Systems-Based Infrastructure Protection. 3. Cross-Sector Dependencies and Interdependencies. 4. Regional Implementation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Procedural While this meeting is open to the public, participation in the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council deliberations is limited to committee members, Department of Homeland Security officials, and persons invited to attend the meeting for special presentations. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the CIPAC Secretariat at 703–235–3999 as soon as possible. Dated: July 14, 2008. Nancy Wong, Designated Federal Officer for the CIPAC. [FR Doc. E8–16659 Filed 7–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0566] Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet in Texas City, Texas, to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The Committee’s working groups will meet on Thursday, September 4, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. These meetings may close early if all business is finished before 12 noon. Written material and requests to make oral presentations to the Committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before September 9, 2008. Requests to E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42584-42585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16726]


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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: Access to Recovery (ATR) Program Cross-Site 
Evaluation--New

    SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is conducting 
a cross-site evaluation of the Access to Recovery (ATR) program. CSAT's 
ATR program is a competitive, discretionary grant awarded to 18 States, 
the District of Columbia, and five Tribal Organizations to develop and 
operate a voucher-based substance abuse treatment financing system. The 
primary focus of the ATR program is to improve access by utilizing 
treatment payment vouchers, to expand independent client choice of 
treatment providers, to expand access to both clinical treatment and 
recovery support services (RSS), and to increase substance abuse 
treatment capacity by increasing the array of faith-based and community 
organizations through which clinical treatment and RSS can be offered. 
The purpose of the cross-site evaluation is to examine how grantees 
implement the ATR program and the program's impact on existing 
treatment systems and client outcomes and to inform future policy on 
the development and implementation of substance abuse treatment voucher 
systems.
    Two surveys will be administered as part of this evaluation. One 
survey will be administered to a sample of clients participating in the 
ATR program and a second survey will be administered to service 
organizations participating in a grantee's ATR program. The client 
survey will be administered following the 6-month post-intake 
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) follow-up (OMB No. 0930-
0208), using the same data collection methods as the GPRA data 
collection to reduce client burden. GPRA data collection methods vary 
by ATR grantee; typically, grantees collect GPRA data in-person, but in 
special cases they may use a telephone interview. The ATR client survey 
includes questions on client choice, ease of obtaining services through 
an ATR program, and client satisfaction. The provider survey will be 
administered through a Web survey instrument and will target a key 
informant in the organization to complete the survey. Providers unable 
to access or complete the Web survey will be provided with a paper 
version of the survey. The provider survey includes questions on 
organizational characteristics, satisfaction with the ATR program, and 
experience participating in the ATR program.

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                        Total Burden Hours for the Cross-Site Client and Provider Survey
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                                                                     Number of        Average      Total burden
               Instrument/activity                   Number of     responses per    burden per       hours per
                                                    respondents     respondent       response       collection
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Client Survey...................................           7,329               1            0.15           1,100
Provider Survey (80% response rate).............           4,083               1            0.50           2,042
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    Total.......................................          11,412  ..............  ..............           3,142
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1045, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments 
should be received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: July 16, 2008.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
[FR Doc. E8-16726 Filed 7-21-08; 8:45 am]
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