Agency Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 33324-33325 [2011-14090]

Download as PDF 33324 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Notices The evaluation of the CAM–FTDC project will collect data on children, parents/caregivers, family functioning and interagency collaboration. The domains specified in the Request for Applications (RFA) are: (1) Child Outcomes; (2) Parent/Caregiver Outcomes; (3) Family Functioning; and, (4) Interagency Collaboration. To the greatest extent possible, the data elements are operationally defined using standard definitions in child welfare and substance abuse treatment. The use of standard data definitions will reduce the data collection burden on grantees as these variables are collected through data collection procedures that currently exist through all publically funded child welfare and substance abuse treatment systems. The CAM–FTDC performance measures are data currently collected by programs as part of their normal operations (e.g., placement status in child welfare services, substance abuse treatment entry dates). Thus, no primary data collection from clients will be required as the grantees will be abstracting existing data. The information utilized for the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale rating is obtained Assessment Scale, and an interagency collaboration survey administered to CAM FTDC program staff. Exhibit 1 presents the estimated total cost burden associated with the collection of the CAM–FTDC data elements. The following estimates represent the minimum CAM–FTDC clients required to be served by the CAM–FTDC grantees (i.e., a minimum of 20 methamphetamine-using clients is required in order to have a sufficient number of participants in the program × 12 grantees). The identified respondent for the annualized hour burden for the child, parent/caregiver and family functioning elements is the grantee staff person who will extract data from CAM–FTDC client. For the interagency collaboration measure, the respondent is identified as a CAM–FTDC staff member. It is estimated that 10 CAM– FTDC staff members from each of the 12 grantees will complete the interagency collaboration measure. The estimated total cost of the time that will be spent completing data collection is $18,400 (total number of respondent hours × $18.40, the estimated average hourly wages for adults as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010). during the intake interview that sites engage in when determining program eligibility and suitability. If needed, the CAM FTDC staff member may supplement this information by obtaining information from other staff that interact with the client (i.e., the social worker familiar with the family) or during a home visit (if this is part of their program activities). It should be re-emphasized that the CAM–FTDC projects are expansions or enhancements of FTDC partnerships that currently have existing relationships (and information sharing/ confidentiality agreements) in place. It is through this existing information sharing forum that the CAM grantees will be able to obtain the requisite child welfare and substance abuse treatment performance measures. The grantees will use electronic abstraction and secondary data collection for elements that are already being collected by counties and States in their reporting requirements of Federally-mandated data. There are five data sources that will be used to collect and report the performance measures: Two Federal child welfare data sets, a Federal substance abuse treatment data set, the North Carolina Family EXHIBIT 1—ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Number of records Form/Instrument CAM Form—Secondary extraction (12 sites × 20 families) ............................................................................... North Carolina Family Assessment Form—Scale-General + Reunification (NCFAS ¥ G + R) (12 sites × 20 families) ........................................................................ Collaborative Capacity Instrument—(CCI) (12 sites × 10 families) ........................................................................ Total .......................................................................... 1 The Total responses Hours per response 1 Total hour burden 240 2 480 .5 240 240 2 480 .5 240 120 1 120 .33 39.6 600 ........................ 1,080 .......................... 519.6 estimated response burden includes the extractions and uploads to the CAM Form and the North Carolina Family Assessment Form. Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 8–1099, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 or e-mail a copy to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 27, 2011. Elaine Parry, Director, Office of Management, Technology and Operations. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Responses per record [FR Doc. 2011–14095 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:51 Jun 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 33325 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Notices Proposed Project: Triennial Evaluation of the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)—New The Center for Mental Health Services awards grants each fiscal year to each of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands from allotments authorized under the PATH program established by Public Law 101–645, 42 U.S.C. 290cc–21 et seq., the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990 (section 521 et seq. of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act). Section 522 of the PHS Act requires that the grantee States and Territories must expend their payments under the Act solely for making grants to political subdivisions of the State, and to nonprofit private entities (including community-based veterans’ organizations and other community organizations) for the purpose of providing services specified in the Act. Available funding is allotted in accordance with the formula provision of section 524 of the PHS Act. This submission is for a collection of contextual, process, and outcome information to evaluate the national PATH program. Section 528 of the PHS Act specifies that the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shall evaluate at least once every 3 years the expenditures of grants under this part by eligible entities in order to ensure that expenditures are consistent with the provisions of this part. The evaluation shall include recommendations regarding changes in program design or operations. The Proposed Data Collection Includes • Interviews with 10 State Path Contacts (SPCs) and an online survey with all 56 SPCs to gather more information on how States plan, solicit, and monitor local providers using PATH funding; the challenges faced in their operating environment, in working with the populations they serve, and the environment in which they work; remaining gaps and needs as well as possible solutions and recommendations for bridging gaps and filling needs and improving PATH efficiency and effectiveness. • Interviews with 20–60 local providers and an online survey with 1 representative who provides face-to- face, PATH-funded services to clients selected randomly from each local service provider (n = 483). Like SPC interviews and online surveys, the focus of this part of the data collection effort will be on assessing local providers’ views on the challenges faced in their operating environment, in working with the populations they serve and the environment in which they work; on training received and needed; reporting requirements and burden; remaining gaps and needs and possible solutions and recommendations for bridging gaps and filling needs and improving PATH efficiency and effectiveness. • Focus groups with 8–12 consumers that will be conducted on location at each of the 10 PATH locations selected for site visitation. The focus groups will assess clients’ knowledge of PATH; the types of services they receive; satisfaction with services received; perceived needs that are not being met; and recommendations to improve service access, delivery, and comprehensiveness. The estimated total burden for the reporting requirements for the triennial PATH evaluation is summarized in the table below. TABLE 1—ANNUAL BURDEN Number of respondents PATH evaluation Responses/respondent Total responses Hours/response Total hour burden Online Surveys: State PATH Contact ............................................................ PATH Provider ..................................................................... Site Visit Interviews (10 sites): State PATH Contact ............................................................ Provider Staff—Supervisor/Administrator ............................ Provider Staff—Outreach Worker/Case Manager ............... Consumer Focus Group Discussion .................................... 56 483 1 1 56 483 1 .75 56 363 *10 **30 ***30 ****120 1 1 1 1 10 30 30 120 1.1 .67 .67 1.5 11 20 20 180 Total .............................................................................. 729 ........................ 729 ........................ 650 * 1 respondent × 10 sites = 10 total respondents. ** Up to 3 respondents × 10 sites = 30 total respondents. *** Up to 3 respondents × 10 sites = 30 total respondents. **** Up to 12 respondents × 10 sites = 120 respondents. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 8–1099, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and e-mail a copy to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 31, 2011. Elaine Parry Director, Office of Management, Technology and Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–14090 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2011–0003] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660–0058; Fire Management Assistance Grant Program Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: 21:51 Jun 07, 2011 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4162–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection; OMB No. 1660– 0058; FEMA Form 078–0–1 (previously FEMA Form 90–58), Request for Fire Management Assistance Declaration; FEMA Form 089–0–24 (previously FEMA Form 90–133), Request for Fire Management Sub-grant; FEMA Form 078–0–2 (previously FEMA Form 90– 32), Principal Advisor’s Report. ACTION: Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33324-33325]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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.

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Proposed Project: Triennial Evaluation of the Projects for Assistance 
in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)--New

    The Center for Mental Health Services awards grants each fiscal 
year to each of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth 
of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands from allotments authorized 
under the PATH program established by Public Law 101-645, 42 U.S.C. 
290cc-21 et seq., the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance 
Amendments Act of 1990 (section 521 et seq. of the Public Health 
Service (PHS) Act). Section 522 of the PHS Act requires that the 
grantee States and Territories must expend their payments under the Act 
solely for making grants to political subdivisions of the State, and to 
nonprofit private entities (including community-based veterans' 
organizations and other community organizations) for the purpose of 
providing services specified in the Act. Available funding is allotted 
in accordance with the formula provision of section 524 of the PHS Act.
    This submission is for a collection of contextual, process, and 
outcome information to evaluate the national PATH program. Section 528 
of the PHS Act specifies that the Administrator of the Substance Abuse 
and Mental Health Services Administration shall evaluate at least once 
every 3 years the expenditures of grants under this part by eligible 
entities in order to ensure that expenditures are consistent with the 
provisions of this part. The evaluation shall include recommendations 
regarding changes in program design or operations.

The Proposed Data Collection Includes

     Interviews with 10 State Path Contacts (SPCs) and an 
online survey with all 56 SPCs to gather more information on how States 
plan, solicit, and monitor local providers using PATH funding; the 
challenges faced in their operating environment, in working with the 
populations they serve, and the environment in which they work; 
remaining gaps and needs as well as possible solutions and 
recommendations for bridging gaps and filling needs and improving PATH 
efficiency and effectiveness.
     Interviews with 20-60 local providers and an online survey 
with 1 representative who provides face-to-face, PATH-funded services 
to clients selected randomly from each local service provider (n = 
483). Like SPC interviews and online surveys, the focus of this part of 
the data collection effort will be on assessing local providers' views 
on the challenges faced in their operating environment, in working with 
the populations they serve and the environment in which they work; on 
training received and needed; reporting requirements and burden; 
remaining gaps and needs and possible solutions and recommendations for 
bridging gaps and filling needs and improving PATH efficiency and 
effectiveness.
     Focus groups with 8-12 consumers that will be conducted on 
location at each of the 10 PATH locations selected for site visitation. 
The focus groups will assess clients' knowledge of PATH; the types of 
services they receive; satisfaction with services received; perceived 
needs that are not being met; and recommendations to improve service 
access, delivery, and comprehensiveness.
    The estimated total burden for the reporting requirements for the 
triennial PATH evaluation is summarized in the table below.

                                             Table 1--Annual Burden
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                                     Number of      Responses/         Total                        Total hour
         PATH evaluation            respondents     respondent       responses    Hours/response      burden
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Online Surveys:
State PATH Contact..............              56               1              56               1              56
PATH Provider...................             483               1             483             .75             363
Site Visit Interviews (10
 sites):
State PATH Contact..............             *10               1              10             1.1              11
Provider Staff--Supervisor/                 **30               1              30             .67              20
 Administrator..................
Provider Staff--Outreach Worker/           ***30               1              30             .67              20
 Case Manager...................
Consumer Focus Group Discussion.         ****120               1             120             1.5             180
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    Total.......................             729  ..............             729  ..............             650
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* 1 respondent x 10 sites = 10 total respondents.
** Up to 3 respondents x 10 sites = 30 total respondents.
*** Up to 3 respondents x 10 sites = 30 total respondents.
**** Up to 12 respondents x 10 sites = 120 respondents.

    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 8-1099, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and e-mail a 
copy to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: May 31, 2011.
Elaine Parry
Director, Office of Management, Technology and Operations.
[FR Doc. 2011-14090 Filed 6-7-11; 8:45 am]
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