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Download as PDF 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 64622 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices meetings that do not involve field trainers. Technical Assistance Feedback forms will be used to evaluate customer satisfaction immediately following technical assistance services. Follow-up will occur both at 6 and 12 months after the TA. All Events Feedback will also be solicited from the event requestor (the administrative contact in the requesting organization) to assess the administration of all weaknesses in current service provisions and to make improvements that are practical and feasible. Several of the customer satisfaction surveys expected to be implemented under this approval will provide data for measurement of program effectiveness under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Information from these customer surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain a high quality of service to service providers, individuals with an FASD and their families, and members of the public. events: trainings, TA, and informational meetings. Rigorous efforts will be made to maintain participant confidentiality across all presentation settings. Participation in data collection is voluntary and no identifying information (name, social security number, etc.) will be collected from any participant. Unique identification codes will be used to match pre-assessment, post-assessment, and follow up evaluation forms in order to track client data over time. The primary use for information gathered is to identify strengths and ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Average hours of burden per response 1,200 1,200 1,200 600 1 1 1 2 .083 .067 .17 .067 100 80 204 80 25 25 1 1 .12 .17 3 4 12 2 .067 2 75 1 .083 6 375 1 .083 31 188 2 .067 25 100 1 .067 7 5,000 ........................ ........................ 542 Number of respondents Instrument/activity Trainings: FASD Event Pre-Test Form ..................................................................... FASD Event Post-Test Form .................................................................... FASD Event Feedback Form ................................................................... FASD Training Feedback Survey (3- and 6-month follow-up) ................. Meetings (Field Trainers): Pre-Meeting Form (Field Trainers) ........................................................... Post-Meeting Form (Field Trainers) ......................................................... FASD Meeting Follow-Up Feedback Survey (6- and 12-month followup) ......................................................................................................... Meetings (Other meetings): Meeting Feedback Form ........................................................................... Technical Assistance: Technical Assistance Feedback Form ..................................................... Technical Assistance Follow-Up Feedback Survey (6- and 12-month follow-up) ............................................................................................... All Events (Trainings, Meetings, TA): Event Requestor Form ............................................................................. Total ................................................................................................... Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 71–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Dated: October 23, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–25899 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] Project: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Minority Substance Abuse/HIV/ Hepatitis Prevention Program—NEW BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:45 Oct 29, 2008 Jkt 211001 The cross-site evaluation builds on five previous grant programs funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) to provide HIV prevention services for minority populations The first two were planning grant programs and the last three were service grant programs. HIV Cohort 1 and HIV Cohort 2 funded 2-year planning grants in FY 2000 and FY 2001 respectively. HIV Cohort 3 funded 48 3year grants in FY 2002, HIV Cohort 4 funded 22 5-year grants in FY 2003, and HIV Cohort 5 funded 46 4-year grants in FY 2004. The goals for the Cohort 3–5 grants were to add, increase, or enhance PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours per collection integrated substance abuse (SA) and HIV prevention services by providing supportive services and strengthening linkages between service providers for at-risk minority populations. The HIV Cohort 1–3 grants previously received OMB clearance No. 0930–0208. The current HIV Cohort 6 Minority SA/HIV/Hepatitis Prevention Program funded 81 5-year grants in FY 2005 to community based organizations that are required to address the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and participate in this cross-site evaluation. The grantees are expected to provide leadership and coordination on the planning and implementation of the SPF that targets minority populations and the minority reentry population in communities of color with high prevalence of SA, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis. The primary objectives of the cross-site evaluation are to: (1) Assess the process of adopting and implementing the SPF with the target populations; (2) measure the E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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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: 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 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. Non-respondents 
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

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meetings that do not involve field trainers.

Technical Assistance

    Feedback forms will be used to evaluate customer satisfaction 
immediately following technical assistance services. Follow-up will 
occur both at 6 and 12 months after the TA.

All Events

    Feedback will also be solicited from the event requestor (the 
administrative contact in the requesting organization) to assess the 
administration of all events: trainings, TA, and informational 
meetings. Rigorous efforts will be made to maintain participant 
confidentiality across all presentation settings. Participation in data 
collection is voluntary and no identifying information (name, social 
security number, etc.) will be collected from any participant. Unique 
identification codes will be used to match pre-assessment, post-
assessment, and follow up evaluation forms in order to track client 
data over time.
    The primary use for information gathered is to identify strengths 
and weaknesses in current service provisions and to make improvements 
that are practical and feasible. Several of the customer satisfaction 
surveys expected to be implemented under this approval will provide 
data for measurement of program effectiveness under the Government 
Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Information from these customer 
surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to 
improve or maintain a high quality of service to service providers, 
individuals with an FASD and their families, and members of the public.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of     Average hours   Total burden
               Instrument/activity                   Number of     responses per   of burden per     hours per
                                                    respondents     respondent       response       collection
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Trainings:
    FASD Event Pre-Test Form....................           1,200               1            .083             100
    FASD Event Post-Test Form...................           1,200               1            .067              80
    FASD Event Feedback Form....................           1,200               1             .17             204
    FASD Training Feedback Survey (3- and 6-                 600               2            .067              80
     month follow-up)...........................
Meetings (Field Trainers):
    Pre-Meeting Form (Field Trainers)...........              25               1             .12               3
    Post-Meeting Form (Field Trainers)..........              25               1             .17               4
    FASD Meeting Follow-Up Feedback Survey (6-                12               2            .067               2
     and 12-month follow-up)....................
Meetings (Other meetings):
    Meeting Feedback Form.......................              75               1            .083               6
Technical Assistance:
    Technical Assistance Feedback Form..........             375               1            .083              31
    Technical Assistance Follow-Up Feedback                  188               2            .067              25
     Survey (6- and 12-month follow-up).........
All Events (Trainings, Meetings, TA):
    Event Requestor Form........................             100               1            .067               7
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Total...................................           5,000  ..............  ..............             542
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 71-1044, 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. E8-25899 Filed 10-29-08; 8:45 am]
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