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[FR Doc. 2014–00474 Filed 1–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD 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 at 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jan 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment and Customer Satisfaction Survey (OMB No. 0930–0325)—Revision The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is requesting approval for a revision to the data collection associated with the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment and Customer Satisfaction Survey (OMB No. 0930–0325), which expires on June 30, 2014. The data collection instruments include the Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment (NAS)—State/Territory Version, the NAS—Local Provider Version, the Disaster Behavioral Health Follow-Up Interview Guide (NAFI), and the SAMHSA DTAC Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS). All of the proposed data collection efforts will provide feedback on the overall effectiveness of SAMHSA DTAC’s services, ongoing needs at the national level, and areas that require enhanced technical assistance (TA) services. SAMHSA DTAC will be responsible for administering the four data collection instruments and analyzing the data. SAMHSA DTAC will use data from the instruments to inform current and future TA activities and to ensure these activities continue to align with state and local needs. A 3-year clearance is being requested to continue the previously cleared data collection activities. The components of the data collection are listed and described below, and a summary table of the number of respondents and respondent burden has also been included. Disaster Behavior Health Needs Assessment Surveys (NAS). The NAS will assist SAMHSA DTAC in identifying the current needs of states, territories, federally recognized tribes, and local organizations and agencies as they integrate disaster behavioral health (DBH) into all-hazards disaster planning and response. There are two instruments under the NAS—the NAS— State/Territory Version and the NAS— Local Provider Version. The NAS will assess the current gaps and needs at the state, territory, and local provider levels in disaster behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) planning and response efforts and preferred PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2463 methods for receiving training to address these needs. Revisions to these data collection efforts include eliminating unnecessary questions, collapsing questions to ease respondent burden, changing or adding questions and response options to address DBH needs identified through previous administrations of the NAS instruments, and revising the administration to occur every two years instead of annually. Both NAS instruments will be administered online and will be programmed to include simplified screens and intuitive navigational controls. The NAS—State/Territory Version will be administered to all disaster mental health coordinators, disaster substance abuse coordinators, and DBH coordinators (coordinators responsible for both mental health and substance abuse disaster services) in the 50 states, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 77 participants. Coordinators will be asked to provide contact information for up to 10 local DBH service providers with whom they work. These local providers will be invited to participate in the NAS—Local Provider Version. SAMHSA DTAC anticipates inviting approximately 250 local providers to participate across a representative sample of the states and U.S. territories. Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Follow-Up Interviews (NAFI). The NAFI will allow SAMHSA DTAC to gain a more nuanced understanding of the needs identified in the NAS. SAMHSA DTAC will use the NAFI to delve deeper into current DBH needs and specific findings from the NAS to identify gaps and trends in disaster behavioral health preparedness and response across the country and inform future TA for state, territory, and local behavioral health authorities. The instrument is designed to collect indepth information useful for expanding and further enhancing the training and TA provided by SAMHSA DTAC, by SAMHSA DTAC, including tailoring resources to specific needs, providing resources in the most useful formats, and creating new resources to fill certain disaster behavioral health preparedness and response gaps. The NAFI will collect information on the following: (1) Familiarity with SAMHSA DTAC; (2) participant background and experiences; (3) general DBH-related needs; and (4) additional feedback related to specific needs identified in the NAS. This instrument is new under the proposed revision. The NAFI will be administered by telephone. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2464 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / Notices Participation in the NAFI will be solicited from up to 25 state or territory coordinators who completed the NAS— State/Territory Version and up to 25 local providers who completed the NAS—Local Provider Version. These individuals will be selected in such a manner as to obtain representation from various participants of various state/ territory demographics, such as geographic region or frequency of disasters. SAMHSA DTAC Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS). The CSS will collect data from SAMHSA DTAC customers to ensure that the assistance SAMHSA DTAC provides is up-to-date, applicable, useful, and well received. Specifically, the CSS will collect the experiences and perspectives of: (1) Those who have requested TA (e.g., behavioral health coordinators, project coordinators, local providers) and (2) those who subscribe to SAMHSA DTAC e-communications. The CSS will assess the following: (1) Familiarity with SAMHSA DTAC services and resources; (2) satisfaction with SAMHSA DTAC services and resources; (3) recommendations for enhancement of SAMHSA DTAC services and resources; and (4) participant background and demographics. Revisions to this effort include modifications to the data collection instrument based on changes in SAMHSA DTAC services, modifications to the satisfaction rating scales to further increase clarity and efficiency of administration, and a reduced administration frequency (the proposed collection is for a twice annual administration as opposed to quarterly). The CSS will be administered by web and telephone. Participation in the CSS will be solicited from all 50 states, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. The survey will be administered to individuals who have requested TA within the 6 months prior to administration and those who are subscribed to DTAC’s ecommunications SAMHSA DTAC Bulletin or The Dialogue at the time of administration. During each administration, those who participated in the most recent administration of the CSS will be excluded. Internet-based technology will be used to collect data via web-based surveys for the NAS and the CSS and for data entry and management of all proposed instruments. The average annual respondent burden is estimated below. The NAS instruments will be administered every 2 years. The CSS will be administered every six months. Table 1 represents the initial data collection and the burden for the first year. These estimates reflect the average annual number of respondents, the average annual number of responses, the time required for each response, and the average annual burden in hours. TABLE 1—ANNUALIZED ESTIMATE OF RESPONDENT BURDEN Type of respondent Instrument Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Hours per response per respondent Total number of responses Total burden hours Hourly wage rate ($) Total cost ($) Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Survey (study years one and three only) State DBH Coordinator. Local Provider ....... NAS (State/Territory Version). NAS (Local Provider Version). 77 1 77 0.50 38.50 $34.15 $1,314.78 150 1 150 0.50 75.00 24.95 1,871.25 Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Follow-Up Interviews (study years one and three only) State DBH Coordinator. Local Provider ....... DBHNA (State/Territory Version). DBHNA (Local Provider Version). 25 1 25 0.75 18.75 34.15 640.31 25 1 25 0.75 18.75 24.95 467.81 Customer Satisfaction Survey TA Requestor ........ 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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 at 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: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center Disaster 
Behavioral Health Needs Assessment and Customer Satisfaction Survey 
(OMB No. 0930-0325)--Revision

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA) is requesting approval for a revision to the data collection 
associated with the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) 
Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment and Customer Satisfaction 
Survey (OMB No. 0930-0325), which expires on June 30, 2014. The data 
collection instruments include the Disaster Behavioral Health Needs 
Assessment (NAS)--State/Territory Version, the NAS--Local Provider 
Version, the Disaster Behavioral Health Follow-Up Interview Guide 
(NAFI), and the SAMHSA DTAC Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS). All of 
the proposed data collection efforts will provide feedback on the 
overall effectiveness of SAMHSA DTAC's services, ongoing needs at the 
national level, and areas that require enhanced technical assistance 
(TA) services.
    SAMHSA DTAC will be responsible for administering the four data 
collection instruments and analyzing the data. SAMHSA DTAC will use 
data from the instruments to inform current and future TA activities 
and to ensure these activities continue to align with state and local 
needs.
    A 3-year clearance is being requested to continue the previously 
cleared data collection activities. The components of the data 
collection are listed and described below, and a summary table of the 
number of respondents and respondent burden has also been included.
    Disaster Behavior Health Needs Assessment Surveys (NAS). The NAS 
will assist SAMHSA DTAC in identifying the current needs of states, 
territories, federally recognized tribes, and local organizations and 
agencies as they integrate disaster behavioral health (DBH) into all-
hazards disaster planning and response. There are two instruments under 
the NAS--the NAS--State/Territory Version and the NAS--Local Provider 
Version. The NAS will assess the current gaps and needs at the state, 
territory, and local provider levels in disaster behavioral health 
(mental health and substance abuse) planning and response efforts and 
preferred methods for receiving training to address these needs. 
Revisions to these data collection efforts include eliminating 
unnecessary questions, collapsing questions to ease respondent burden, 
changing or adding questions and response options to address DBH needs 
identified through previous administrations of the NAS instruments, and 
revising the administration to occur every two years instead of 
annually. Both NAS instruments will be administered online and will be 
programmed to include simplified screens and intuitive navigational 
controls.
    The NAS--State/Territory Version will be administered to all 
disaster mental health coordinators, disaster substance abuse 
coordinators, and DBH coordinators (coordinators responsible for both 
mental health and substance abuse disaster services) in the 50 states, 
the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 77 
participants. Coordinators will be asked to provide contact information 
for up to 10 local DBH service providers with whom they work. These 
local providers will be invited to participate in the NAS--Local 
Provider Version. SAMHSA DTAC anticipates inviting approximately 250 
local providers to participate across a representative sample of the 
states and U.S. territories.
    Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Follow-Up Interviews 
(NAFI). The NAFI will allow SAMHSA DTAC to gain a more nuanced 
understanding of the needs identified in the NAS. SAMHSA DTAC will use 
the NAFI to delve deeper into current DBH needs and specific findings 
from the NAS to identify gaps and trends in disaster behavioral health 
preparedness and response across the country and inform future TA for 
state, territory, and local behavioral health authorities. The 
instrument is designed to collect indepth information useful for 
expanding and further enhancing the training and TA provided by SAMHSA 
DTAC, by SAMHSA DTAC, including tailoring resources to specific needs, 
providing resources in the most useful formats, and creating new 
resources to fill certain disaster behavioral health preparedness and 
response gaps. The NAFI will collect information on the following: (1) 
Familiarity with SAMHSA DTAC; (2) participant background and 
experiences; (3) general DBH-related needs; and (4) additional feedback 
related to specific needs identified in the NAS. This instrument is new 
under the proposed revision. The NAFI will be administered by 
telephone.

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    Participation in the NAFI will be solicited from up to 25 state or 
territory coordinators who completed the NAS--State/Territory Version 
and up to 25 local providers who completed the NAS--Local Provider 
Version. These individuals will be selected in such a manner as to 
obtain representation from various participants of various state/
territory demographics, such as geographic region or frequency of 
disasters.
    SAMHSA DTAC Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS). The CSS will 
collect data from SAMHSA DTAC customers to ensure that the assistance 
SAMHSA DTAC provides is up-to-date, applicable, useful, and well 
received. Specifically, the CSS will collect the experiences and 
perspectives of: (1) Those who have requested TA (e.g., behavioral 
health coordinators, project coordinators, local providers) and (2) 
those who subscribe to SAMHSA DTAC e-communications. The CSS will 
assess the following: (1) Familiarity with SAMHSA DTAC services and 
resources; (2) satisfaction with SAMHSA DTAC services and resources; 
(3) recommendations for enhancement of SAMHSA DTAC services and 
resources; and (4) participant background and demographics.
    Revisions to this effort include modifications to the data 
collection instrument based on changes in SAMHSA DTAC services, 
modifications to the satisfaction rating scales to further increase 
clarity and efficiency of administration, and a reduced administration 
frequency (the proposed collection is for a twice annual administration 
as opposed to quarterly). The CSS will be administered by web and 
telephone.
    Participation in the CSS will be solicited from all 50 states, the 
U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. The survey will be 
administered to individuals who have requested TA within the 6 months 
prior to administration and those who are subscribed to DTAC's e-
communications SAMHSA DTAC Bulletin or The Dialogue at the time of 
administration. During each administration, those who participated in 
the most recent administration of the CSS will be excluded.
    Internet-based technology will be used to collect data via web-
based surveys for the NAS and the CSS and for data entry and management 
of all proposed instruments. The average annual respondent burden is 
estimated below. The NAS instruments will be administered every 2 
years. The CSS will be administered every six months. Table 1 
represents the initial data collection and the burden for the first 
year. These estimates reflect the average annual number of respondents, 
the average annual number of responses, the time required for each 
response, and the average annual burden in hours.

                                                    Table 1--Annualized Estimate of Respondent Burden
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                                                                             Number of                 Hours per
                                                                Number of    responses      Total       response      Total     Hourly wage   Total cost
         Type of respondent                  Instrument        respondents      per       number of       per         burden     rate  ($)       ($)
                                                                             respondent   responses    respondent     hours
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                                   Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Survey (study years one and three only)
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State DBH Coordinator...............  NAS (State/Territory              77            1           77         0.50        38.50       $34.15    $1,314.78
                                       Version).
Local Provider......................  NAS (Local Provider              150            1          150         0.50        75.00        24.95     1,871.25
                                       Version).
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                            Disaster Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Follow-Up Interviews (study years one and three only)
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State DBH Coordinator...............  DBHNA (State/Territory            25            1           25         0.75        18.75        34.15       640.31
                                       Version).
Local Provider......................  DBHNA (Local Provider             25            1           25         0.75        18.75        24.95       467.81
                                       Version).
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                                                              Customer Satisfaction Survey
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TA Requestor........................  DTAC Customer                    300            1          300         0.25        75.00        35.00     2,625.00
                                       Satisfaction Survey.
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    Total...........................  .......................          577  ...........          577  ...........       226.00  ...........     6,919.15
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 2-1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email her a 
copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received 
by March 17, 2014.

Summer King,
Statistician.
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