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[FR Doc. 2012–30382 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–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: Transformation Accountability Reporting System— (OMB No. 0930–0285)—Extension The Transformation Accountability (TRAC) Reporting System is a real-time, performance management system that captures information on the substance abuse treatment and mental health services delivered in the United States. A wide range of client and program information is captured through TRAC for approximately 700 grantees. This request includes an extension of the currently approved data collection effort. This information collection will allow SAMHSA to continue to meet the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 reporting requirements that quantify the effects and accomplishments of its programs, which are consistent with OMB guidance. In order to carry out section 1105(a)(29) of GPRA, SAMHSA is required to prepare a performance plan for its major programs of activity. This plan must: • Establish performance goals to define the level of performance to be achieved by a program activity; • Express such goals in an objective, quantifiable, and measurable form; • Briefly describe the operational processes, skills and technology, and the human, capital, information, or other resources required to meet the performance goals; • Establish performance indicators to be used in measuring or assessing the relevant outputs, service levels, and outcomes of each program activity; • Provide a basis for comparing actual program results with the established performance goals; and • Describe the means to be used to verify and validate measured values. In addition, this data collection supports the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 which requires overall organization management to improve agency performance and achieve the mission and goals of the agency through the use of strategic and performance planning, measurement, analysis, regular assessment of progress, and use of performance information to improve the results achieved. Specifically, this data collection will allow CMHS to have the capacity to report on a consistent set of performance measures across its various grant programs that conduct each of these activities. SAMHSA’s legislative mandate is to increase access to high quality substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment services and to improve outcomes. Its mission is to improve the quality and availability of treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental illness. To support this mission, the Agency’s overarching goals are: • Accountability—Establish systems to ensure program performance measurement and accountability • Capacity—Build, maintain, and enhance mental health and substance abuse infrastructure and capacity • Effectiveness—Enable all communities and providers to deliver effective services Each of these key goals complements SAMHSA’s legislative mandate. All of SAMHSA’s programs and activities are geared toward the achievement of these goals and performance monitoring is a collaborative and cooperative aspect of this process. SAMHSA will strive to coordinate the development of these goals with other ongoing performance measurement development activities. The total annual burden estimate is shown below: ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN—CMHS CLIENT OUTCOME MEASURES FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS Number of respondents emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with Type of response Client-level baseline interview ..................... Client-level 6-month reassessment interview .......................................................... Client-level discharge interview 2 ................. Client-level baseline chart abstraction 3 ....... Client-level reassessment chart abstraction 4 .......................................................... Client-level discharge chart abstraction 5 .... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Dec 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total hour burden Hourly wage cost Total hour cost 15,681 1 15,681 0.48 7,527 1 $15 $112,903 10,637 4,508 2,352 1 1 1 10,637 4,508 2,352 0.367 0.367 0.1 3,904 1,776 235 15 15 15 58,557 26,644 3,528 8,703 8,241 1 1 8,703 8,241 0.1 0.1 870 824 15 15 13,055 12,362 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 74855 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 18, 2012 / Notices ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN—CMHS CLIENT OUTCOME MEASURES FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS— Continued Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Client-level Subtotal 6 ............................ ........................ ........................ .................... .................... 15,137 15 227,048 Infrastructure development, prevention, and mental health promotion quarterly record abstraction ................................................ 942 4 3,768 4 15,072 7 35 527,520 Total ............................................... 16,623 ........................ .................... .................... 29,298 ................ 885,135 Type of response Total hour burden Hourly wage cost Total hour cost 1 Based on minimum wage. on an estimate that 35 percent will leave the program annually, and it will be possible to conduct discharge interviews on 40 percent of those who leave the program. 3 Based on 13 percent non-response for those eligible at baseline (18,033); baselines are required for all consumers served or an admin baseline for non-responders. 4 Based on 40 percent non-response for those eligible for six-month reassessment. 5 Based on 60 percent non-response for those discharged. 6 This is the maximum burden if all consumers complete the baseline and periodic reassessment interviews. 7 To be completed by grantee Project Directors, hence the higher hourly wage. 2 Based Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2–1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 or email a copy to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments must be received before 60 days after the date of the publication in the Federal Register. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2012–30386 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–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: Services Accountability Improvement System— (OMB No. 0930–0208)—Extension This is an extension to the previously OMB approved instrument. The Services Accountability Improvement System (SAIS), which is a real-time, performance management system that captures information on the substance abuse treatment and mental health services delivered in the United States. A wide range of client and program information is captured through SAIS for approximately 600 grantees. Substance abuse treatment facilities submit their data on a monthly and even a weekly basis to ensure that SAIS is an accurate, up-to-date reflection on the scope of services delivered and characteristics of the treatment population. Over 30 reports on grantee performance are readily available on the SAIS Web site. The reports inform staff on the grantees’ ability to serve their target populations and meet their client and budget targets. SAIS data allow grantees information that can guide modifications to their service array. Continued approval of this information collection will allow SAMHSA to continue to meet Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) reporting requirements that quantify the effects and accomplishments of its discretionary grant programs which are consistent with OMB guidance. Note that there are no changes to the instrument or the burden hours from the previous OMB submission. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN 1—CSAT GPRA CLIENT OUTCOME MEASURES FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS Center/Form/Respondent type Responses per respondent Number of respondents Total responses Hours per response Total hour burden Added burden proportion 2 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with Clients Adolescents ..................................... 3,900 .................. 4 15,600 .5 ........................ 7,800 .34 84,000 159,999 .5 ........................ .5 ........................ 42,000 80,000 .34 .34 Adults General (non ATR or SBIRT) .......... ATR ................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Dec 17, 2012 28,000 ................ 53,333 ................ Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 3 3 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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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: Transformation Accountability Reporting System--(OMB 
No. 0930-0285)--Extension

    The Transformation Accountability (TRAC) Reporting System is a 
real-time, performance management system that captures information on 
the substance abuse treatment and mental health services delivered in 
the United States. A wide range of client and program information is 
captured through TRAC for approximately 700 grantees. This request 
includes an extension of the currently approved data collection effort.
    This information collection will allow SAMHSA to continue to meet 
the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 reporting 
requirements that quantify the effects and accomplishments of its 
programs, which are consistent with OMB guidance. In order to carry out 
section 1105(a)(29) of GPRA, SAMHSA is required to prepare a 
performance plan for its major programs of activity. This plan must:
     Establish performance goals to define the level of 
performance to be achieved by a program activity;
     Express such goals in an objective, quantifiable, and 
measurable form;
     Briefly describe the operational processes, skills and 
technology, and the human, capital, information, or other resources 
required to meet the performance goals;
     Establish performance indicators to be used in measuring 
or assessing the relevant outputs, service levels, and outcomes of each 
program activity;
     Provide a basis for comparing actual program results with 
the established performance goals; and
     Describe the means to be used to verify and validate 
measured values.
    In addition, this data collection supports the GPRA Modernization 
Act of 2010 which requires overall organization management to improve 
agency performance and achieve the mission and goals of the agency 
through the use of strategic and performance planning, measurement, 
analysis, regular assessment of progress, and use of performance 
information to improve the results achieved. Specifically, this data 
collection will allow CMHS to have the capacity to report on a 
consistent set of performance measures across its various grant 
programs that conduct each of these activities. SAMHSA's legislative 
mandate is to increase access to high quality substance abuse and 
mental health prevention and treatment services and to improve 
outcomes. Its mission is to improve the quality and availability of 
treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental 
illness. To support this mission, the Agency's overarching goals are:
     Accountability--Establish systems to ensure program 
performance measurement and accountability
     Capacity--Build, maintain, and enhance mental health and 
substance abuse infrastructure and capacity
     Effectiveness--Enable all communities and providers to 
deliver effective services
    Each of these key goals complements SAMHSA's legislative mandate. 
All of SAMHSA's programs and activities are geared toward the 
achievement of these goals and performance monitoring is a 
collaborative and cooperative aspect of this process. SAMHSA will 
strive to coordinate the development of these goals with other ongoing 
performance measurement development activities.
    The total annual burden estimate is shown below:

                              Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden--CMHS Client Outcome Measures for Discretionary Programs
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                       Type of response                           Number of     Responses per     Total      Hours per      hour      Hourly     Total
                                                                 respondents     respondent     responses     response     burden   wage cost  hour cost
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Client-level baseline interview..............................          15,681               1       15,681         0.48      7,527    \1\ $15   $112,903
Client-level 6-month reassessment interview..................          10,637               1       10,637        0.367      3,904         15     58,557
Client-level discharge interview \2\.........................           4,508               1        4,508        0.367      1,776         15     26,644
Client-level baseline chart abstraction \3\..................           2,352               1        2,352          0.1        235         15      3,528
Client-level reassessment chart abstraction \4\..............           8,703               1        8,703          0.1        870         15     13,055
Client-level discharge chart abstraction \5\.................           8,241               1        8,241          0.1        824         15     12,362
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    Client-level Subtotal \6\................................  ..............  ..............  ...........  ...........     15,137         15    227,048
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Infrastructure development, prevention, and mental health                 942               4        3,768            4     15,072     \7\ 35    527,520
 promotion quarterly record abstraction......................
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        Total................................................          16,623  ..............  ...........  ...........     29,298  .........    885,135
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\1\ Based on minimum wage.
\2\ Based on an estimate that 35 percent will leave the program annually, and it will be possible to conduct discharge interviews on 40 percent of those
  who leave the program.
\3\ Based on 13 percent non-response for those eligible at baseline (18,033); baselines are required for all consumers served or an admin baseline for
  non-responders.
\4\ Based on 40 percent non-response for those eligible for six-month reassessment.
\5\ Based on 60 percent non-response for those discharged.
\6\ This is the maximum burden if all consumers complete the baseline and periodic reassessment interviews.
\7\ To be completed by grantee Project Directors, hence the higher hourly wage.

    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 2-1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 or email a copy 
to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments must be received before 
60 days after the date of the publication in the Federal Register.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2012-30386 Filed 12-17-12; 8:45 am]
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