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Download as PDF 14564 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2013 / Notices 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. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Synar Report Format, FFY 2014–2016—(OMB No. 0930–0222)—Revision Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26] stipulates that funding Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for fiscal year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require states to have in effect a law providing that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18. This section further requires that states conduct annual, random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law; that the state submit annually a report describing the results of the inspections, the activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law, the success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18, and the strategies to be utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. Before making an award to a State under the SABG, the Secretary must make a determination that the state has maintained compliance with these requirements. If a determination is made that the state is not in compliance, penalties shall be applied. Penalties ranged from 10 percent of the Block Grant in applicable year 1 (FFY 1997 SABG Applications) to 40 percent in applicable year 4 (FFY 2000 SABG Applications) and subsequent years. Respondents include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Mar 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, are approved by OMB under control number 0930–0163, and require that each state submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the state is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law; the success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18; and the strategies to be utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention will request OMB approval of revisions to the current report format associated with Section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x–26). The report format is not changing significantly. Any changes in either formatting or content are being made to simplify the reporting process for the states and to clarify the information as the states report it; both outcomes will facilitate consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring of Synar compliance across the states. All of the information required in the new report format is already being collected by the states. Specific changes are listed below: Clarification Changes To decrease the need for supplemental questions and reporting, additional instruction has been included in 4 portions of the report. In Section I (Compliance Progress), the following clarification changes are being made with respect to the Annual Synar Report: Question 1c: Changes to State law— This question, which was formerly Question 1d, asks about changes to state youth access to tobacco laws and has been edited to include an option for changes to state law concerning vending machines. The former Question 1c, which contained detailed information about types of changes to vending machine laws has been eliminated due to the fact that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products, banned vending machines in youth accessible locations as of June 2010, making it unlikely that states that have not done so already will enact similar state laws. However, there are three U.S. jurisdictions not subject to federal law PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that may still enact vending machine restrictions and can report this information in the new Question 1c. Questions 5a, 5b, and 5d: Enforcement Agencies, Evidence of Enforcement and Frequency of Enforcement—These questions have been clarified so it is clear that they refer to enforcement of state youth access laws, and not federal youth access laws. In Section II (Intended Use), the following clarification change is being made: Question 3—State Challenges: This question includes two new response options (‘‘Issues regarding the age balance of youth inspectors’’ and ‘‘Issues regarding the gender balance of youth inspectors’’) since these are common challenges reported by states. While CSAP had originally recommended adding one new response option, the recommended response option was split into two based on feedback received during the sixty day comment period. In Appendix B (Synar Survey Sampling Methodology), the following clarification is being made: Question 4—Vending machine inclusion in Synar Survey—This question, which asks if vending machines are included in the Synar survey and the reasons for their elimination if they are not included, includes a new response option (‘‘State has a contract with the FDA and is actively enforcing the vending machine requirements of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act’’). This new option is included because federal law bans vending machines in youth accessible locations and states that are contracted with the FDA to enforce this provision are not required to include vending machines in their Synar surveys. In Appendix C (Synar Survey Inspection Protocol), the following change is being made: Question 1—Synar Survey Protocol— This question, which asks about aspects of the state’s Synar survey protocol (including whether buys are consummated or unconsummated, whether youth inspectors carry identification, whether adult inspectors enter the outlet with the youth, and whether youth inspectors are compensated), has been edited to remove the option for ‘‘Not specified in protocol’’ since all states are required to submit Synar protocols that include these items. Additionally, a requirement for states to provide a narrative explanation has been included for those states who choose the response option E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 14565 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2013 / Notices ‘‘Permitted under specified circumstances.’’ Content Changes The content of the Synar Report has changed little. The content changes that have been made address the need to (1) clarify the intent of information requested via the addition of clarifying questions, (2) reduce the need for Government Project Officers to ask additional questions to supplement the originally submitted Report. These additions and changes are essential to SAMHSA’s ability to adequately assess state and jurisdictional compliance with the Synar regulation. In Section I (Compliance Progress), the following changes are being made with respect to the Annual Synar Report: Questions 4d–g—Coordination with Agency that Receives the FDA State Enforcement Contract—These closeended questions ask the state to list the agency that is under contract to the FDA to enforce federal youth access laws, to describe the relationship between the state’s Synar program and this agency, and to identify if the state uses data from the FDA enforcement inspections for the Synar survey. They have been added to replace the previously openended Question 5g, which required a narrative response. These close-ended questions will focus state responses. In Appendix B (Synar Survey Sampling Methodology), the following changes are being made: Questions 9a–b—Synar Survey Estimation System Sample Size (SSES) Calculator—These questions, which ask if the state used the SSES sample size calculator and if so, if they used the state or stratum level calculator, will eliminate the need for Government Project Officers to ask these clarifying questions during the review process. This revision also eliminates the need for those states who use the SSES sample size calculator to manually list the sample size formulas. Question 10b—Stratum Level Information—This question, which asks states who used the stratum level calculator to provide the stratum level information, eliminates the need for Government Project Officers to ask this clarifying question during the review process. In Appendix C (Synar Survey Inspection Protocol), the following change is being made: Questions 4a–b—Type of Tobacco Products—These questions, which ask the state to define the type of tobacco products requested during Synar inspections and to describe the protocol for tobacco type selection, have been added to Appendix C. They have been added to provide additional information about state Synar protocols, which is frequently requested by partner agencies and can also be used to target technical assistance. There are no changes to Forms 1–5 or Appendix D. ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Responses per respondents Number of respondents 1 45 CFR Citation Total number of responses Hours per response Total hour burden Annual Report (Section 1—States and Territories) 96.130(e)(1–3) .................................................................. State Plan (Section II—States and Territories) 96.130(e)(4,5), 96.130(g) ................................................. 59 1 59 15 885 59 1 59 3 177 Total .............................................................................. 59 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,062 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by April 5, 2013 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 email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, 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. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2013–05098 Filed 3–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Mar 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1297] Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals. These flood hazard determinations will become effective on the dates listed in the table below and revise the FIRM panels and FIS report in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities. From the date of the second publication of notification of these changes in a newspaper of local DATES: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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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: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Synar 
Report Format, FFY 2014-2016--(OMB No. 0930-0222)--Revision

    Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x-26] 
stipulates that funding Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block 
Grant (SABG) agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for fiscal 
year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require states to have in effect 
a law providing that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or 
distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product 
to any individual under the age of 18. This section further requires 
that states conduct annual, random, unannounced inspections to ensure 
compliance with the law; that the state submit annually a report 
describing the results of the inspections, the activities carried out 
by the state to enforce the required law, the success the state has 
achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to 
individuals under the age of 18, and the strategies to be utilized by 
the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the 
grant is sought.
    Before making an award to a State under the SABG, the Secretary 
must make a determination that the state has maintained compliance with 
these requirements. If a determination is made that the state is not in 
compliance, penalties shall be applied. Penalties ranged from 10 
percent of the Block Grant in applicable year 1 (FFY 1997 SABG 
Applications) to 40 percent in applicable year 4 (FFY 2000 SABG 
Applications) and subsequent years. Respondents include the 50 states, 
the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. 
Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of 
Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
    Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, 
are approved by OMB under control number 0930-0163, and require that 
each state submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing 
their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar 
report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the state 
is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the 
activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law; the 
success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco 
products to individuals under the age of 18; and the strategies to be 
utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for 
which the grant is sought. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse 
Prevention will request OMB approval of revisions to the current report 
format associated with Section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x-26). The report 
format is not changing significantly. Any changes in either formatting 
or content are being made to simplify the reporting process for the 
states and to clarify the information as the states report it; both 
outcomes will facilitate consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring 
of Synar compliance across the states. All of the information required 
in the new report format is already being collected by the states. 
Specific changes are listed below:

Clarification Changes

    To decrease the need for supplemental questions and reporting, 
additional instruction has been included in 4 portions of the report.
    In Section I (Compliance Progress), the following clarification 
changes are being made with respect to the Annual Synar Report:
    Question 1c: Changes to State law--This question, which was 
formerly Question 1d, asks about changes to state youth access to 
tobacco laws and has been edited to include an option for changes to 
state law concerning vending machines. The former Question 1c, which 
contained detailed information about types of changes to vending 
machine laws has been eliminated due to the fact that the Family 
Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and 
Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products, 
banned vending machines in youth accessible locations as of June 2010, 
making it unlikely that states that have not done so already will enact 
similar state laws. However, there are three U.S. jurisdictions not 
subject to federal law that may still enact vending machine 
restrictions and can report this information in the new Question 1c.
    Questions 5a, 5b, and 5d: Enforcement Agencies, Evidence of 
Enforcement and Frequency of Enforcement--These questions have been 
clarified so it is clear that they refer to enforcement of state youth 
access laws, and not federal youth access laws.
    In Section II (Intended Use), the following clarification change is 
being made:
    Question 3--State Challenges: This question includes two new 
response options (``Issues regarding the age balance of youth 
inspectors'' and ``Issues regarding the gender balance of youth 
inspectors'') since these are common challenges reported by states. 
While CSAP had originally recommended adding one new response option, 
the recommended response option was split into two based on feedback 
received during the sixty day comment period.
    In Appendix B (Synar Survey Sampling Methodology), the following 
clarification is being made:
    Question 4--Vending machine inclusion in Synar Survey--This 
question, which asks if vending machines are included in the Synar 
survey and the reasons for their elimination if they are not included, 
includes a new response option (``State has a contract with the FDA and 
is actively enforcing the vending machine requirements of the Family 
Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act''). This new option is 
included because federal law bans vending machines in youth accessible 
locations and states that are contracted with the FDA to enforce this 
provision are not required to include vending machines in their Synar 
surveys.
    In Appendix C (Synar Survey Inspection Protocol), the following 
change is being made:
    Question 1--Synar Survey Protocol--This question, which asks about 
aspects of the state's Synar survey protocol (including whether buys 
are consummated or unconsummated, whether youth inspectors carry 
identification, whether adult inspectors enter the outlet with the 
youth, and whether youth inspectors are compensated), has been edited 
to remove the option for ``Not specified in protocol'' since all states 
are required to submit Synar protocols that include these items. 
Additionally, a requirement for states to provide a narrative 
explanation has been included for those states who choose the response 
option

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``Permitted under specified circumstances.''

Content Changes

    The content of the Synar Report has changed little. The content 
changes that have been made address the need to (1) clarify the intent 
of information requested via the addition of clarifying questions, (2) 
reduce the need for Government Project Officers to ask additional 
questions to supplement the originally submitted Report. These 
additions and changes are essential to SAMHSA's ability to adequately 
assess state and jurisdictional compliance with the Synar regulation.
    In Section I (Compliance Progress), the following changes are being 
made with respect to the Annual Synar Report:
    Questions 4d-g--Coordination with Agency that Receives the FDA 
State Enforcement Contract--These close-ended questions ask the state 
to list the agency that is under contract to the FDA to enforce federal 
youth access laws, to describe the relationship between the state's 
Synar program and this agency, and to identify if the state uses data 
from the FDA enforcement inspections for the Synar survey. They have 
been added to replace the previously open-ended Question 5g, which 
required a narrative response. These close-ended questions will focus 
state responses.
    In Appendix B (Synar Survey Sampling Methodology), the following 
changes are being made:
    Questions 9a-b--Synar Survey Estimation System Sample Size (SSES) 
Calculator--These questions, which ask if the state used the SSES 
sample size calculator and if so, if they used the state or stratum 
level calculator, will eliminate the need for Government Project 
Officers to ask these clarifying questions during the review process. 
This revision also eliminates the need for those states who use the 
SSES sample size calculator to manually list the sample size formulas.
    Question 10b--Stratum Level Information--This question, which asks 
states who used the stratum level calculator to provide the stratum 
level information, eliminates the need for Government Project Officers 
to ask this clarifying question during the review process.
    In Appendix C (Synar Survey Inspection Protocol), the following 
change is being made:
    Questions 4a-b--Type of Tobacco Products--These questions, which 
ask the state to define the type of tobacco products requested during 
Synar inspections and to describe the protocol for tobacco type 
selection, have been added to Appendix C. They have been added to 
provide additional information about state Synar protocols, which is 
frequently requested by partner agencies and can also be used to target 
technical assistance.
    There are no changes to Forms 1-5 or Appendix D.

                                             Annual Reporting Burden
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                                     Number of
         45 CFR Citation            respondents   Responses  per   Total number      Hours per      Total hour
                                        \1\         respondents    of responses      response         burden
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Annual Report (Section 1--States              59               1              59              15             885
 and Territories) 96.130(e)(1-3)
State Plan (Section II--States                59               1              59               3             177
 and Territories)
 96.130(e)(4,5), 96.130(g)......
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    Total.......................              59  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,062
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\1\ Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by April 5, 2013 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 email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send 
their comments via email, 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.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2013-05098 Filed 3-5-13; 8:45 am]
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