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Download as PDF 64620 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices in the computation of the Federal grants awarded under the Program. DATES: Effective Date: The allotment percentages shall be effective for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Bell, Grants Fiscal Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, Office of Administration, Administration for Children and Families, telephone (202) 401–4611. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The allotment percentage for each State is determined on the basis of paragraphs (b) and (c) of section 423 of the Act. These figures are available on the ACF homepage on the Internet: http:// www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/. The allotment percentage for each State is as follows: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES State Alabama .................................... Alaska ....................................... Arizona ...................................... Arkansas ................................... California ................................... Colorado ................................... Connecticut ............................... Delaware ................................... District of Columbia .................. Florida ....................................... Georgia ..................................... Hawaii ....................................... Idaho ......................................... Illinois ........................................ Indiana ...................................... Iowa .......................................... Kansas ...................................... Kentucky ................................... Louisiana .................................. Maine ........................................ Maryland ................................... Massachusetts .......................... Michigan ................................... Minnesota ................................. Mississippi ................................ Missouri .................................... Montana .................................... Nebraska .................................. Nevada ..................................... New Hampshire ........................ New Jersey ............................... New Mexico .............................. New York .................................. North Carolina .......................... North Dakota ............................ Ohio .......................................... Oklahoma ................................. Oregon ...................................... Pennsylvania ............................ Rhode Island ............................ South Carolina .......................... South Dakota ............................ Tennessee ................................ Texas ........................................ Utah .......................................... Vermont .................................... Virginia ...................................... Washington ............................... West Virginia ............................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:45 Oct 29, 2008 Allotment percentage 57.84 48.05 56.38 61.11 46.00 45.84 29.80 47.41 30.00 49.99 55.97 49.58 58.77 47.38 56.49 54.98 53.08 59.84 57.58 55.90 39.77 36.86 54.78 46.78 63.23 55.60 57.46 53.19 47.38 46.11 36.67 60.11 40.20 55.99 54.67 54.92 55.55 54.50 49.89 48.70 59.40 54.49 56.26 52.11 60.33 52.12 45.62 47.36 62.02 Jkt 211001 Allotment percentage State Wisconsin ................................. Wyoming ................................... American Samoa ...................... Guam ........................................ N. Mariana Islands ................... Puerto Rico ............................... Virgin Islands ............................ 52.98 41.29 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 Dated: October 21, 2008. Joan E. Ohl, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. E8–25843 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P 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: SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence Screening and Brief Intervention Evaluation—New Since 2001, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has been operating the SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence. The purpose of the FASD Center is to prevent FASD and improve PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the treatment of FASD. The FASD Center’s activities include providing training, technical assistance, and subcontracts to increase the use of effective evidence-based interventions. The FASD Center will be integrating Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for pregnant women through service delivery organizations and will be evaluating the results. Seven sites will implement the SBI program operated through WIC or Healthy/Health Start. Using the protocol developed by O’Connor and Whaley, each of the participating WIC and Healthy Start programs will be screening pregnant women to identify those who are currently drinking. The SBI focuses on 10- to 15-minute sessions of counseling by a counselor who will use a scripted manual to guide the intervention. Participants in the SBI will be assessed at each visit (to monitor alcohol use), referred for additional services to support their efforts to stop drinking, and will be provided with the 10–15 minute intervention. Clients will be followed up until their 36th week of pregnancy. At baseline, a screening tool will be administered by the WIC or Healthy/ Health Start counselor to assess pregnant women at the participating sites or health care delivery programs. Women will be assessed for risk using the T–ACE or TWEAK screening instruments which have been used successfully with pregnant women. Both quantity and frequency of drinking will be assessed. In addition, basic demographic data will be collected (age, race/ethnicity, education, and marital status) at baseline by participating sites but no personal identification information will be transmitted to SAMHSA. On a monthly basis, as clients return for their WIC or Healthy/Health Start program counseling session, follow-up data will be collected by the WIC or Healthy Start counselor. At each monthly follow-up visit, the quantity and frequency of drinking will be assessed and the client’s goals for drinking will be recorded. In addition, process level variables will be assessed to understand how the program is being implemented (e.g., whether SBI was delivered; what referrals were made; which referral services were received). At the 36th week of pregnancy, the client will be asked for permission to place her record from this program into her infant’s medical record (upon delivery) and quantity and frequency of drinking will be assessed. The data collection is designed to evaluate the implementation of the proposed Screening and Brief E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64621 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices Intervention by measuring whether abstinence from alcohol is achieved. Furthermore, the project will include process measures to assess whether and how the intervention was provided. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents (7 Sites) Screening tool/activity Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response Total burden hours per collection Assessment/Baseline Data Collection ............................................................. Monthly Follow-up (75% of baseline × 4 months maximum) .......................... Assessment Data Collection at 36th week (75% of baseline) ........................ 3,428 2,571 2,571 1 4 1 .25 .33 .25 857 3,393 642 Total .......................................................................................................... 8,570 6 ........................ 4,892 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: October 23, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–25898 Filed 10–29–08; 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:45 Oct 29, 2008 Jkt 211001 Proposed Project: Training and Technical Assistance in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence—New Since 2001, the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence has been operating under contract to SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The purpose of the FASD Center for Excellence is to prevent FASD and improve the treatment of FASD. As a cornerstone of the services delivered by the FASD Center for Excellence, targeted training, technical assistance, and consultation is provided in order to significantly improve immediate, intermediate, and long-term outcomes in the prevention and treatment of FASD. The purpose of this submission is to obtain approval for the use of customer satisfaction feedback forms to be used by FASD Center for Excellence to monitor the delivery and quality of technical assistance, training, and consultation services. Based on estimates derived from a review of the services provided in the first 5 years of operation, the FASD Center for Excellence expects to conduct approximately 240 trainings, 5 informational meetings, and 150 technical assistance events over the course of their contract with SAMHSA. Presentations are available nationwide and can vary in topic and length depending on audience characteristics and presentation setting. Data collection protocols will vary slightly for different types of services and are presented separately for trainings, meetings, and technical assistance services. Trainings In keeping with theories of behavior change, changes in knowledge about FASD (for general trainings) and about topic-specific FASD issues (for advanced trainings) will be measured using a pre- and post-test methodology. The pre-test form will also include PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questions about participants’ demographic background and professional affiliation. Participant evaluation forms will be administered immediately following a training event in order to assess customer satisfaction. The post-event evaluation form consists of a brief 2 page questionnaire that asks participants to rate the speaker, identify the most and least helpful features of the presentation, and assess their satisfaction with the services provided. A paper-and-pencil format will be utilized to collect participant responses, although a link to an online survey may be provided at the conclusion of a Webinar or other online presentation. Follow-up will occur both 3 and 6 months after the training either through a brief online survey or a telephone interview. Non-respondents will receive one follow up reminder e-mail. Informational Meetings Informational meetings that involve field trainers, who deliver the majority of the Center’s FASD trainings, will utilize a pre- and post-test methodology to assess changes in knowledge. In addition, pre-test forms will also gather information about field trainers’ cultural background, professional setting, and number of years of experience in the field. Post-test questionnaires will evaluate both knowledge and customer satisfaction immediately following informational meetings. Follow up occurs both at 6 and 12 months after the meeting through either a brief online survey or a telephone interview. Nonrespondents will receive one follow up reminder e-mail. No pre-test forms will be used for informational meetings that do not involve field trainers. Meeting feedback surveys will be administered immediately following informational meetings, and will both assess customer satisfaction and gather background information about participant demographics and professional affiliation. No long-term follow up activity is anticipated for informational E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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[FR Doc No: E8-25898]


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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: SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for 
Excellence Screening and Brief Intervention Evaluation--New

    Since 2001, SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has been 
operating the SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for 
Excellence. The purpose of the FASD Center is to prevent FASD and 
improve the treatment of FASD. The FASD Center's activities include 
providing training, technical assistance, and subcontracts to increase 
the use of effective evidence-based interventions.
    The FASD Center will be integrating Screening and Brief 
Intervention (SBI) for pregnant women through service delivery 
organizations and will be evaluating the results. Seven sites will 
implement the SBI program operated through WIC or Healthy/Health Start. 
Using the protocol developed by O'Connor and Whaley, each of the 
participating WIC and Healthy Start programs will be screening pregnant 
women to identify those who are currently drinking. The SBI focuses on 
10- to 15-minute sessions of counseling by a counselor who will use a 
scripted manual to guide the intervention. Participants in the SBI will 
be assessed at each visit (to monitor alcohol use), referred for 
additional services to support their efforts to stop drinking, and will 
be provided with the 10-15 minute intervention. Clients will be 
followed up until their 36th week of pregnancy.
    At baseline, a screening tool will be administered by the WIC or 
Healthy/Health Start counselor to assess pregnant women at the 
participating sites or health care delivery programs. Women will be 
assessed for risk using the T-ACE or TWEAK screening instruments which 
have been used successfully with pregnant women. Both quantity and 
frequency of drinking will be assessed. In addition, basic demographic 
data will be collected (age, race/ethnicity, education, and marital 
status) at baseline by participating sites but no personal 
identification information will be transmitted to SAMHSA.
    On a monthly basis, as clients return for their WIC or Healthy/
Health Start program counseling session, follow-up data will be 
collected by the WIC or Healthy Start counselor. At each monthly 
follow-up visit, the quantity and frequency of drinking will be 
assessed and the client's goals for drinking will be recorded. In 
addition, process level variables will be assessed to understand how 
the program is being implemented (e.g., whether SBI was delivered; what 
referrals were made; which referral services were received). At the 
36th week of pregnancy, the client will be asked for permission to 
place her record from this program into her infant's medical record 
(upon delivery) and quantity and frequency of drinking will be 
assessed.
    The data collection is designed to evaluate the implementation of 
the proposed Screening and Brief

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Intervention by measuring whether abstinence from alcohol is achieved. 
Furthermore, the project will include process measures to assess 
whether and how the intervention was provided.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of       Number of        Average      Total burden
             Screening tool/activity              respondents (7   responses per    burden per       hours per
                                                      Sites)        respondent       response       collection
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Assessment/Baseline Data Collection.............           3,428               1             .25             857
Monthly Follow-up (75% of baseline x 4 months              2,571               4             .33           3,393
 maximum).......................................
Assessment Data Collection at 36th week (75% of            2,571               1             .25             642
 baseline)......................................
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    Total.......................................           8,570               6  ..............           4,892
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written 
comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: October 23, 2008.
Elaine Parry,
Acting Director, Office of Program Services.
[FR Doc. E8-25898 Filed 10-29-08; 8:45 am]
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