Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 48225-48226 [E8-19071]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 160 / Monday, August 18, 2008 / Notices 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 11, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–19060 Filed 8–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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: Garrett Lee Smith Campus Case Studies funded through the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Programs—New. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is conducting up to six campus cases studies with Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Campus Program grantees. The GLS Campus Case Studies (CCS) build upon campus’ existing local evaluation being implemented and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Aug 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 funded through the GLS grant program. The goal of the CCS is to understand how a public health approach is successfully applied as a model for campus suicide prevention efforts, and will explore, in a systematic manner: the suicide prevention related infrastructures and supports (e.g., clinical and non-clinical) that exist on up to six selected GLS-funded campuses; the various student-level factors that are related to suicide prevention efforts (e.g., protective factors, coping strategies, social norms, and facilitators and barriers to student access and receipt of behavioral healthcare); campus interdepartmental collaboration and the relationship between various efforts to promote student mental health and wellness; and the extent to which the campus infrastructures and supports promote and address these factors. The data collected through this project will contribute to the knowledge base regarding a successful model for suicide prevention that integrates multiple prevention programs targeting risk and protective behaviors which place students at risk for a host of negative mental and physical health outcomes correlated with suicide, including violence, stress, untreated depression and mental illness, and academic failure. The strategies targeting various populations on campus will also be discussed, as well as the campus policies and procedures which facilitate campus efforts related to mental health promotion and crisis response. The CCS design includes three data collection strategies: (1) Case study key informant interviews (CSIs); (2) focus groups with students, faculty, and staff; and (3) an Enhanced Module to the OMB-approved Suicide Prevention Exposure, Awareness and Knowledge Survey—Student Version (OMB No. 0930–0286) administered to a sample of students. Data collection is planned to commence in fall 2008. CCS activities will be implemented on up to six GLS-funded campuses. The following describes the specific data collection activities and the data collection instruments to be used, followed by a summary table of the number of respondents and the respondent burden: • Enhanced Module for the SPEAKS. The Enhanced Module will be added to the OMB-approved Suicide Prevention Exposure, Awareness, and Knowledge Survey (SPEAKS)—Student Version (OMB No. 0930–0286). The Enhanced Module examines coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors, awareness of available mental health services, and risk and protective factors across the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48225 student population. Questions include the availability of resources to provide assistance to those at risk for suicide; the types of coping strategies they use when experiencing stress; from whom, if anyone, they would seek help; if they have dealt with mental health issues, sought help, and experienced trauma; and their use of protective factors. The Enhanced Module is Web-based and includes multiple-choice, Likert-scale, and yes/no questions. The Enhanced Module includes 16 items and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The Enhanced Module will be administered at each campus once in conjunction with the SPEAKS—Student Version to a random sample of 200 students. • Student Focus Group Moderator’s Guide. This component will assess student risk and protective factors related to mental health, help-seeking behaviors, and knowledge of prevention activities on campus and their perceived effectiveness. This will help researchers more fully understand student-level factors in relation to population-level factors addressed by the Enhanced Module for the SPEAKS. Questions address stressors that different groups of students face while in college, barriers to seeking help, attitudes and stigma related to seeking help, and the accessibility of the campus counseling center. Six of the following seven groups of students will participate in focus groups on each campus, as decided by the campus: (1) First-year students, (2) athletes, (3) international students, (4) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students, (5) Greek life students, (6) graduate students, and (7) residential advisors/peer educators. Recruitment will be conducted by campus project staff. Focus groups will include a maximum of 9 students. Thus, the total number of student focus group participants will not exceed 324. Groups will last approximately 90 minutes. • Faculty/Staff Focus Group Moderator’s Guide. The faculty and staff focus groups will assess the campus’ approach to prevention, attitudes and stigma around student mental health and wellness on campus, campus infrastructure supports for students who need mental health help, and the general campus climate around mental health and wellness. Faculty and staff will also describe their knowledge of prevention activities on campus and their perceived effectiveness of these efforts. Local campus staff will recruit appropriate respondents for the faculty and staff focus groups to include a maximum of 9 respondents per group. The total number of participants will E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 48226 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 160 / Monday, August 18, 2008 / Notices not exceed 162 and groups will last approximately 90 minutes. • Case Study Key Informant Interviews (7 versions). The Case Study Key Informant Interviews (CSIs) include 7 qualitative interview versions: (1) Administrator, (2) Counseling Staff, (3) Coalition Member—Faculty, (4) Prevention Staff, (5) Case Finder, (6) Campus Police, and (7) Student Leader. Local project staff will be responsible for identifying appropriate respondents for each CSI version and scheduling the interview to occur during site visits by the case study team. A total of 16 interviews will be conducted during each campus site visit (a total of up to 192 interviews). The case study team from Macro International Inc. will be responsible for administering the interviews and is trained in qualitative interviewing. Sixteen individuals from each of the campus sites will be selected as key informants to participate in the CSIs in the first and third stages of the GLS Campus Case Studies, for a total of 64 respondents. Questions on the CSIs include whether respondents are aware of suicide prevention activities, what the campus culture is related to suicide prevention, and what specific efforts are in place to prevent suicide among the campus population. Items are formatted as open-ended and semi-structured questions. The CSIs include 16 to 21 items and will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. On the second site visit, the case study team will incorporate preliminary findings from the case studies in the interviews, which may be modified to some extent to collect more comprehensive information and gather feedback from local key informants surrounding the context of the preliminary findings. The CSIs for the second site visit will last 60 minutes. The average annual respondent burden is estimated below. This project is scheduled to be completed in 12 months; thus, the table reflects the total burden for one year, the project length. The estimate reflects the total annual respondents for the project (at which time the CCS would conclude), the average annual number of respondents, the average annual number of responses, the time it will take for each response, and the average burden. TOTAL AND ANNUAL AVERAGES: RESPONDENTS, RESPONSES AND HOURS Number of respondents Measure name Number of responses per respondent Hours/response Response burden Enhanced Module .......................................................................................... Focus Group—Student Version ..................................................................... Focus Group—Faculty Version ..................................................................... Focus Group—Staff Version .......................................................................... Interview—Student Leader Version ............................................................... Interview—Case Finder Version .................................................................... Interview—Faculty Version ............................................................................ Interview—Campus Police Version ............................................................... Interview—Counseling Staff Version ............................................................. Interview—Prevention Staff Version .............................................................. Interview—Administrator Version .................................................................. 1200 324 108 54 12 6 12 12 12 18 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.17 1.5 1.5 1.5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 204 486 162 81 12 6 12 12 12 18 12 Total ........................................................................................................ 590 ........................ .......................... 1317 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 11, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–19071 Filed 8–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [Docket No. DHS–2008–0072] Privacy Act of 1974: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC) System of Records AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Aug 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 Modification to an existing system of records. ACTION: SUMMARY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is republishing the system of records notice (SORN) for the ICE Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC) system to address comments received through the Federal Register comment procedure. A minor change has been made to the SORN to update the contact point for individual requests for access to and amendment of records in the system and to propose a new routine use for investigation and remediation of any loss or compromise of personal data from the system, should such a loss or compromise occur. On January 30, 2008, ICE originally established this system of records and published the SORN and associated proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, 73 FR 5577 and 73 FR 5460 (Jan. 30, 2008). ICE received and considered the public comments, all of which were generally in favor of the system and the proposed rule. In light of the comments received, ICE PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concluded that no changes to the SORN are warranted at this time other than the proposed addition of a new routine use and to update the contact point for requests to access and correct system records. A final rulemaking is also published in this issue of the Federal Register in which the Department exempts portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. DATES: The established system of records was effective as of February 29, 2008, based upon the prior ICEPIC system of records notice published on January 30, 2008. Comments are being solicited on the new routine use proposed in this notice. Written comments must be submitted on or before September 17, 2008. The new routine use will be effective September 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2008–0072 by one of the following methods: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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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: Garrett Lee Smith Campus Case Studies funded 
through the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention and Early 
Intervention Programs--New.
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is conducting up to 
six campus cases studies with Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Youth Suicide 
Prevention and Early Intervention Campus Program grantees. The GLS 
Campus Case Studies (CCS) build upon campus' existing local evaluation 
being implemented and funded through the GLS grant program. The goal of 
the CCS is to understand how a public health approach is successfully 
applied as a model for campus suicide prevention efforts, and will 
explore, in a systematic manner: the suicide prevention related 
infrastructures and supports (e.g., clinical and non-clinical) that 
exist on up to six selected GLS-funded campuses; the various student-
level factors that are related to suicide prevention efforts (e.g., 
protective factors, coping strategies, social norms, and facilitators 
and barriers to student access and receipt of behavioral healthcare); 
campus interdepartmental collaboration and the relationship between 
various efforts to promote student mental health and wellness; and the 
extent to which the campus infrastructures and supports promote and 
address these factors.
    The data collected through this project will contribute to the 
knowledge base regarding a successful model for suicide prevention that 
integrates multiple prevention programs targeting risk and protective 
behaviors which place students at risk for a host of negative mental 
and physical health outcomes correlated with suicide, including 
violence, stress, untreated depression and mental illness, and academic 
failure. The strategies targeting various populations on campus will 
also be discussed, as well as the campus policies and procedures which 
facilitate campus efforts related to mental health promotion and crisis 
response. The CCS design includes three data collection strategies: (1) 
Case study key informant interviews (CSIs); (2) focus groups with 
students, faculty, and staff; and (3) an Enhanced Module to the OMB-
approved Suicide Prevention Exposure, Awareness and Knowledge Survey--
Student Version (OMB No. 0930-0286) administered to a sample of 
students. Data collection is planned to commence in fall 2008. CCS 
activities will be implemented on up to six GLS-funded campuses.
    The following describes the specific data collection activities and 
the data collection instruments to be used, followed by a summary table 
of the number of respondents and the respondent burden:
     Enhanced Module for the SPEAKS. The Enhanced Module will 
be added to the OMB-approved Suicide Prevention Exposure, Awareness, 
and Knowledge Survey (SPEAKS)--Student Version (OMB No. 0930-0286). The 
Enhanced Module examines coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors, 
awareness of available mental health services, and risk and protective 
factors across the student population. Questions include the 
availability of resources to provide assistance to those at risk for 
suicide; the types of coping strategies they use when experiencing 
stress; from whom, if anyone, they would seek help; if they have dealt 
with mental health issues, sought help, and experienced trauma; and 
their use of protective factors. The Enhanced Module is Web-based and 
includes multiple-choice, Likert-scale, and yes/no questions. The 
Enhanced Module includes 16 items and will take approximately 10 
minutes to complete. The Enhanced Module will be administered at each 
campus once in conjunction with the SPEAKS--Student Version to a random 
sample of 200 students.
     Student Focus Group Moderator's Guide. This component will 
assess student risk and protective factors related to mental health, 
help-seeking behaviors, and knowledge of prevention activities on 
campus and their perceived effectiveness. This will help researchers 
more fully understand student-level factors in relation to population-
level factors addressed by the Enhanced Module for the SPEAKS. 
Questions address stressors that different groups of students face 
while in college, barriers to seeking help, attitudes and stigma 
related to seeking help, and the accessibility of the campus counseling 
center. Six of the following seven groups of students will participate 
in focus groups on each campus, as decided by the campus: (1) First-
year students, (2) athletes, (3) international students, (4) Lesbian, 
Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students, (5) Greek life 
students, (6) graduate students, and (7) residential advisors/peer 
educators. Recruitment will be conducted by campus project staff. Focus 
groups will include a maximum of 9 students. Thus, the total number of 
student focus group participants will not exceed 324. Groups will last 
approximately 90 minutes.
     Faculty/Staff Focus Group Moderator's Guide. The faculty 
and staff focus groups will assess the campus' approach to prevention, 
attitudes and stigma around student mental health and wellness on 
campus, campus infrastructure supports for students who need mental 
health help, and the general campus climate around mental health and 
wellness. Faculty and staff will also describe their knowledge of 
prevention activities on campus and their perceived effectiveness of 
these efforts. Local campus staff will recruit appropriate respondents 
for the faculty and staff focus groups to include a maximum of 9 
respondents per group. The total number of participants will

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not exceed 162 and groups will last approximately 90 minutes.
     Case Study Key Informant Interviews (7 versions). The Case 
Study Key Informant Interviews (CSIs) include 7 qualitative interview 
versions: (1) Administrator, (2) Counseling Staff, (3) Coalition 
Member--Faculty, (4) Prevention Staff, (5) Case Finder, (6) Campus 
Police, and (7) Student Leader. Local project staff will be responsible 
for identifying appropriate respondents for each CSI version and 
scheduling the interview to occur during site visits by the case study 
team. A total of 16 interviews will be conducted during each campus 
site visit (a total of up to 192 interviews). The case study team from 
Macro International Inc. will be responsible for administering the 
interviews and is trained in qualitative interviewing. Sixteen 
individuals from each of the campus sites will be selected as key 
informants to participate in the CSIs in the first and third stages of 
the GLS Campus Case Studies, for a total of 64 respondents. Questions 
on the CSIs include whether respondents are aware of suicide prevention 
activities, what the campus culture is related to suicide prevention, 
and what specific efforts are in place to prevent suicide among the 
campus population. Items are formatted as open-ended and semi-
structured questions. The CSIs include 16 to 21 items and will take 
approximately 60 minutes to complete. On the second site visit, the 
case study team will incorporate preliminary findings from the case 
studies in the interviews, which may be modified to some extent to 
collect more comprehensive information and gather feedback from local 
key informants surrounding the context of the preliminary findings. The 
CSIs for the second site visit will last 60 minutes.
    The average annual respondent burden is estimated below. This 
project is scheduled to be completed in 12 months; thus, the table 
reflects the total burden for one year, the project length. The 
estimate reflects the total annual respondents for the project (at 
which time the CCS would conclude), the average annual number of 
respondents, the average annual number of responses, the time it will 
take for each response, and the average burden.

                           Total and Annual Averages: Respondents, Responses and Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                  Measure name                       Number of     responses per  Hours/response     Response
                                                    respondents     respondent                        burden
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Enhanced Module.................................            1200               1            0.17             204
Focus Group--Student Version....................             324               1            1.5              486
Focus Group--Faculty Version....................             108               1            1.5              162
Focus Group--Staff Version......................              54               1            1.5               81
Interview--Student Leader Version...............              12               1            1                 12
Interview--Case Finder Version..................               6               1            1                  6
Interview--Faculty Version......................              12               1            1                 12
Interview--Campus Police Version................              12               1            1                 12
Interview--Counseling Staff Version.............              12               1            1                 12
Interview--Prevention Staff Version.............              18               1            1                 18
Interview--Administrator Version................              12               1            1                 12
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             590  ..............  ..............            1317
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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 11, 2008.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
[FR Doc. E8-19071 Filed 8-15-08; 8:45 am]
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