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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2011 / Notices decisions received from SSA either on initial application or on appeal. This password-protected web-based data form will be housed on the SOAR Web site (http://www.prainc.com/soar). Use of this form is completely voluntary. In addition, data from the web-based form can be compiled into reports on decision results and the use of SOAR core components, such as the SSA–1696 Appointment of Representative which allows SSA to communicate directly with the case manager assisting with the application. These reports will be reviewed by agency directors, SOAR state-level leads, and the national SOAR 51045 Technical Assistance Center and SOAR national evaluation team to quantify the success of the effort overall and to identify areas where additional technical assistance is needed. The estimated response burden is as follows: Information source Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total hours SOAR Data Form ............................................. 800 36 28,800 .25 7,200 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by September 16, 2011 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via e-mail to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via e-mail, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Cathy J. Friedman, SAMHSA, Public Health Analyst. [FR Doc. 2011–20856 Filed 8–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Aug 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 Project: Children Affected by Methamphetamine in Family Drug Treatment Court—NEW In 2010, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), provided funding to 12 existing Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) for enhancement and/or expansion of their FTDC’s capabilities to provide psycho-social, emotional and mental health services to children (0–17 years) and their families who have methamphetamine use disorders and involvement in child protective services. This program was authorized in House Report 111–220 accompanying H.R. 3293 in 2010. The Committee language stated that ‘‘these grants will support a collaborative approach, including treatment providers, child welfare specialists, and judges, to provide community-based social services for the children of methamphetamine-addicted parents,’’ and were to be awarded to Family Dependency Treatment Drug Courts. The proposed data collection for the grantees, referred to as the Children Affected by Methamphetamine in Family Treatment Drug Court (CAM– FTDC) project, will provide knowledge about the services needed and provided to these and similar families. The data to be collected by the CAM–FTDC program is SAMHSA’s first Federal data collection effort focused specifically on the needs of children whose parents have a substance use disorder and are participating in an FTDC and on effective strategies to address their needs. The information collected through the CAM–FTDC program will benefit SAMHSA by providing an indepth understanding of the needs of the children and families served by CAM– FTDC. Findings from this program will provide SAMHSA with valuable information regarding appropriate service interventions for this population and, ultimately, inform SAMHSA on how the agency can best meet the needs of future drug endangered children. The PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 results from this data collection will serve to inform future decisions regarding funding by SAMHSA as well as establish an evidence base for the practices undertaken for other localities and programs implementing Family Treatment Drug Courts. 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 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/ E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 51046 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2011 / Notices 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 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). EXHIBIT 1—ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Number of records Form/instrument Responses per record Total responses Hours per response1 Total hour burden 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) ......... 240 2 480 .5 240 240 120 2 1 480 120 .5 .33 240 39.6 Total .................................................................................................. 600 .................... 1,080 .................... 519.6 1 The estimated response burden includes the extractions and uploads to the CAM Form and the North Carolina Family Assessment Form. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by September 16, 2011 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via e-mail to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via e-mail, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Cathy J. Friedman, SAMHSA, Public Health Analyst. [FR Doc. 2011–20857 Filed 8–16–11; 8:45 am] Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4162–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Aug 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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 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.

Project: Children Affected by Methamphetamine in Family Drug Treatment 
Court--NEW

    In 2010, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), 
provided funding to 12 existing Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) 
for enhancement and/or expansion of their FTDC's capabilities to 
provide psycho-social, emotional and mental health services to children 
(0-17 years) and their families who have methamphetamine use disorders 
and involvement in child protective services. This program was 
authorized in House Report 111-220 accompanying H.R. 3293 in 2010. The 
Committee language stated that ``these grants will support a 
collaborative approach, including treatment providers, child welfare 
specialists, and judges, to provide community-based social services for 
the children of methamphetamine-addicted parents,'' and were to be 
awarded to Family Dependency Treatment Drug Courts.
    The proposed data collection for the grantees, referred to as the 
Children Affected by Methamphetamine in Family Treatment Drug Court 
(CAM-FTDC) project, will provide knowledge about the services needed 
and provided to these and similar families. The data to be collected by 
the CAM-FTDC program is SAMHSA's first Federal data collection effort 
focused specifically on the needs of children whose parents have a 
substance use disorder and are participating in an FTDC and on 
effective strategies to address their needs. The information collected 
through the CAM-FTDC program will benefit SAMHSA by providing an in-
depth understanding of the needs of the children and families served by 
CAM-FTDC. Findings from this program will provide SAMHSA with valuable 
information regarding appropriate service interventions for this 
population and, ultimately, inform SAMHSA on how the agency can best 
meet the needs of future drug endangered children. The results from 
this data collection will serve to inform future decisions regarding 
funding by SAMHSA as well as establish an evidence base for the 
practices undertaken for other localities and programs implementing 
Family Treatment Drug Courts.
    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 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/

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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 
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 x 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 x $18.40, the estimated average hourly wages for 
adults as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010).

                                        Exhibit 1--Annualized Hour Burden
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                                                  Number of    Responses      Total      Hours per    Total hour
                Form/instrument                    records     per record   responses   response\1\     burden
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CAM Form-Secondary extraction (12 sites x 20             240            2          480          .5         240
 families).....................................
North Carolina Family Assessment Form--Scale-            240            2          480          .5         240
 General + Reunification (NCFAS-G+R) (12 sites
 x 20 families)................................
Collaborative Capacity Instrument--(CCI) (12             120            1          120          .33         39.6
 sites x 10 families)..........................
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    Total......................................          600  ...........        1,080  ...........        519.6
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\1\ The estimated response burden includes the extractions and uploads to the CAM Form and the North Carolina
  Family Assessment Form.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by September 16, 2011 to the 
SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely 
receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and 
processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via e-mail to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send 
their comments via e-mail, commenters may also fax their comments to: 
202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management 
and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

Cathy J. Friedman,
SAMHSA, Public Health Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2011-20857 Filed 8-16-11; 8:45 am]
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