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E8–17044 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43945 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has submitted the following request (see below) for emergency OMB review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). OMB approval has been requested by August 8, 2008. A copy of the information collection plans may be obtained by calling the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Title: Minority AIDS Initiative for Collaboration for Prevention and Treatment Improvement for American Indians and Alaska Natives at Risk for Substance Use and HIV/AID, (MIA) Rapid HIV Testing Clinical Information Form—NEW. OMB Number: 0930–New. Frequency: One-time-only Affected Public: Tribes, Non-Profit Tribal Organization and Urban Indian Health Centers. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is requesting an emergency OMB review and approval of the Minority AIDS Initiative for Collaboration for Prevention and Treatment Improvement for American Indians and Alaska Natives at Risk for Substance Use and HIV/AID, (MIA) Rapid HIV Testing Clinical Information Form. The MAI HIV Rapid Testing Clinical Information Form would allow SAMHSA/CSAT to collect essential clinical information that will be used for quality assurance, quality performance, and product monitoring on approximately 50,000 Rapid HIV Test Kits to be provided to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities at no cost to the recipient provider organizations. This Program is authorized under section 509 of the Public Health Service (PHs) Act [42 U.S.C. 290bb–2] . The purpose of the MAI is to increase HIV/Screening to American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for substance use and thus HIV/AIDS in 13 States; build and or strengthen tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian health centers capacity to provide HIV/AIDS education and prevention services to American Indians and Alaska Natives; reduce the stigma associated with HIV/ AIDS screening through outreach and E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 43946 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 29, 2008 / Notices education and increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives who know their HIV/AIDS status. The target population for the initiative is tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington who are at risk for substance use and HIV/AIDS. The selected states are those with the highest concentration of AI/AN population based on United States Census 2000. It should be noted that 6 of these states (California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and New York) are also designated Block Grant HIV State-aside states (reported 10 HIV cases per 100,000 to CDC). Additionally, the top five AI/AN AIDS Case states are— California, Oklahoma, Washington, Arizona and Alaska, which also are part of the target population. Given the history, SAMHSA could not have anticipated the need for the MAI Rapid HIV Testing Clinical Information Form earlier and is requesting an emergency OMB approval. Due to the six month shelf-life of the Rapid HIV Test Kits it is unlikely that SAMHSA will be able to distribute the kits and collect the essential clinical information prior to the expiration of the existing 20,000 Rapid HIV Test Kits without the emergency OMB approval. 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The following table is the estimated hour burden: Number of respondents Responses/ respondent Burden hours Total burden hours 50,000 .......................................................................................................................................... 1 .167 8,350 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 Days of this notice to: John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202–395–6974. Date: July 24, 2008. Christine Chen, Director, Division of Grants Management. [FR Doc. E8–17336 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Health Affairs; BioWatch Filter Holder Log Office of Health Affairs, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Biodefense, Chem/Bio Early Detection Division, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; New Information Collection Request 1601–NEW. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs, WMD and Biodefense, has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of Health Affairs, WMD and Biodefense are VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Jul 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 soliciting comments concerning a new information collection request, Bio Watch Filter Holder Log Form 9500. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on April 4, 2008 at 73 FR 18542, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 28, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: 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. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities Under Emergency Review 
by the Office of Management and Budget

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA) has submitted the following request (see below) for emergency 
OMB review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 
OMB approval has been requested by August 8, 2008. A copy of the 
information collection plans may be obtained by calling the SAMHSA 
Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.
    Title: Minority AIDS Initiative for Collaboration for Prevention 
and Treatment Improvement for American Indians and Alaska Natives at 
Risk for Substance Use and HIV/AID, (MIA) Rapid HIV Testing Clinical 
Information Form--NEW.
    OMB Number: 0930-New.
    Frequency: One-time-only
    Affected Public: Tribes, Non-Profit Tribal Organization and Urban 
Indian Health Centers.
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA) Center Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is requesting an 
emergency OMB review and approval of the Minority AIDS Initiative for 
Collaboration for Prevention and Treatment Improvement for American 
Indians and Alaska Natives at Risk for Substance Use and HIV/AID, (MIA) 
Rapid HIV Testing Clinical Information Form. The MAI HIV Rapid Testing 
Clinical Information Form would allow SAMHSA/CSAT to collect essential 
clinical information that will be used for quality assurance, quality 
performance, and product monitoring on approximately 50,000 Rapid HIV 
Test Kits to be provided to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) 
communities at no cost to the recipient provider organizations. This 
Program is authorized under section 509 of the Public Health Service 
(PHs) Act [42 U.S.C. 290bb-2] .
    The purpose of the MAI is to increase HIV/Screening to American 
Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for substance use and thus HIV/AIDS 
in 13 States; build and or strengthen tribes, tribal organizations and 
urban Indian health centers capacity to provide HIV/AIDS education and 
prevention services to American Indians and Alaska Natives; reduce the 
stigma associated with HIV/AIDS screening through outreach and

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education and increase the number of American Indians and Alaska 
Natives who know their HIV/AIDS status.
    The target population for the initiative is tribes, tribal 
organizations, and urban Indian organizations that reside in Alaska, 
Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, 
North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington who are at risk 
for substance use and HIV/AIDS. The selected states are those with the 
highest concentration of AI/AN population based on United States Census 
2000. It should be noted that 6 of these states (California, Florida, 
Nevada, North Carolina, and New York) are also designated Block Grant 
HIV State-aside states (reported 10 HIV cases per 100,000 to CDC). 
Additionally, the top five AI/AN AIDS Case states are--California, 
Oklahoma, Washington, Arizona and Alaska, which also are part of the 
target population.
    Given the history, SAMHSA could not have anticipated the need for 
the MAI Rapid HIV Testing Clinical Information Form earlier and is 
requesting an emergency OMB approval. Due to the six month shelf-life 
of the Rapid HIV Test Kits it is unlikely that SAMHSA will be able to 
distribute the kits and collect the essential clinical information 
prior to the expiration of the existing 20,000 Rapid HIV Test Kits 
without the emergency OMB approval. Emergency OMB approval will make 
available the immediate distribution of up to 50,000 no cost Rapid HIV 
Test kits to American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The MAI 
Rapid HIV Testing Clinical Information Form would support quality of 
care, provide minimum but adequate clinical and product monitoring, and 
provide appropriate safeguards against fraud, waste and abuse of 
Federal funds. SAMHSA's approach would avoid unnecessary delay in 
informing any person potentially adversely affected by a test kit 
recall or public health advisory.
    The following table is the estimated hour burden:

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                                                                  Responses/                       Total burden
                    Number of respondents                         respondent      Burden hours        hours
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50,000.......................................................               1             .167            8,350
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 Days of this notice to: 
John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503; due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail 
sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to 
submit comments by fax to: 202-395-6974.

    Date: July 24, 2008.
Christine Chen,
Director, Division of Grants Management.
[FR Doc. E8-17336 Filed 7-28-08; 8:45 am]
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