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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project: Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) Network National Workforce Surveys—NEW The ATTC Network, a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource that draws upon the knowledge, experience and latest research of recognized experts in the field of addictions and behavioral health, is a unique Center Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) initiative formed in 1993 in response to a shortage of well-trained addiction and behavioral health professionals in the public sector. The ATTC Network works to enhance the knowledge, skills and aptitudes of the addiction/behavioral health treatment and recovery services workforce by disseminating current health services research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Mental Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institute of Justice, and other sources, as well as other SAMHSA programs. To accomplish this, the ATTC Network: (1) Develops and updates state-of-the-art research based curricula and professional development training, (2) coordinates and facilitates meetings between Single State Authorities, Provider Associations and other key stakeholders, and (3) provides ongoing technical assistance to individuals and organizations at the local, regional and national levels. In response to the emerging shortages of qualified addiction treatment and recovery services professionals, SAMHSA/CSAT instructed the ATTC National Office to lead the ATTC Network in the development and implementation of a national addiction treatment workforce data collection effort of those individuals who work in substance use specialty treatment services. The purpose of this survey and data collection is to gather information VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 to guide the formation of effective national, regional, state, and organizational policies and strategies aimed at successfully recruiting and retaining a sufficient number of adequately prepared providers who are able to respond to the growing needs of those affected by substance use and mental health disorders; including cooccurring disorders and trauma. This data collection will offer a unique perspective on the clinical treatment field so that CSAT and the ATTC Network can better understand current successful strategies and methodologies being used in the workforce and develop appropriate training for emerging trends in the field. Although SAMHSA/CSAT is the primary target audience for data collection findings, it is expected that the data collected and resulting reports will also be useful to the ATTC Network, as well as to Single State Agencies, provider organizations, professional organizations, training and education entities, and individuals in the workforce. Overview of Data Collection and Purposes Data will be collected from two main sources: (1) Interviews with Single State Authorities (SSAs) in all fifty states (2) A national sample of agency directors or their designees, identified by CSAT in conjunction with the ATTC network, in the substance use disorders treatment field. Respondents will be asked to participate in telephone interviews. In addition to this original data collection, existing national data sets will also be utilized. Such data systems will include: • Census 2000 datasets • National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS) • SAMHSA Treatment Gap Projection Analysis • Treatment Episode Data • Bureau of Labor datasets such as Current Employment Statistics • Annapolis Coalition Data Provider Association Survey: The provider association survey will be a single question web survey asking association directors to nominate providers that they believe are exemplary in recruitment, retention or staff development. The purpose of this survey is to triangulate responses from three sources, the SSA, the ATTC and the provider association to identify providers that are considered by all three to be exceptional in their ability to recruit, retain or provide staff development for SUD direct service employees. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19333 State Substance Abuse Authorities Interview: Each state substance abuse authority or their designee will be interviewed to identify concerns regarding work force development, state level strategies to improve recruitment, retention and development of the addiction treatment workforce, changes that have occurred within the past five years and any treatment organization level practices that they think have been particularly successful. They will be asked to identify provider organizations that have exemplary practices to interview. Program Director/Key Staff Interview: Based on identification by state SSA, state provider association nomination and ATTC/CSAT staff identification, a minimum of 60 addiction treatment provider organizations will be selected for telephone interviews. These organizations may be specialty addiction treatment programs, community mental health centers that provide addiction treatment services or primary care organizations that provide addiction treatment services. The purpose of these interviews is to identify exemplary practices in recruitment, retention and staff development for direct service staff working with patients with SUDs. An interview script has been developed to guide the question formation for the interviews. Overview of Questions Related to Data Collection The objectives of the national addiction treatment workforce data collection effort are to explore issues related to workforce development: (1) Staff training, recruitment and retention; (2) Professional development; and (3) Support for strategies and methodologies to prepare, recruit, retain, and sustain the workforce. To accomplish these objectives, CSAT outlined two primary questions to be addressed by the workforce data collection: 1. What are the anticipated workforce development needs for 2017–2022? For the purposes of this data collection, the ATTC Network will identify the growth and capacitybuilding needs over the next five years of direct care staff, clinical supervisors, and administrators in agencies represented in the I–SATS registry. 2. What are the common strategies and methodologies to prepare, retain, and maintain the workforce? Identification of potentially effective strategies used to prepare and recruit individuals to enter the workforce (as E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19334 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Notices previously defined), and encourage them to remain in the workforce and stay current on clinical and other job related skills (e.g., evidence based practices). Information collected from this workforce data collection will help CSAT and the ATTC Network to better understand the needs of the workforce and categorize some best practices for providing support to the field now and in the future. Emerging trends in addiction and/or co-occurring and trauma treatment and the existence of mental health problems in substance use disorder treatment and recovery services will be identified and shared with those in the addiction/behavioral health treatment field so appropriate training and funding can be allocated. Number of respondents Type of respondent Responses per respondent The information from this data collection will also help CSAT identify areas where deficiencies in substance use and/or co-occurring disorder and trauma treatment exist and provide assistance to regions (and states) to help them develop and adopt strategies for addressing this. The chart below summarizes the annualized burden for this project. Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours SSA Telephone Interview .................................................... Provider Organization Key Staff Telephone Interviews ....... Provider Association Survey ................................................ 60 60 50 1 1 1 60 60 50 1 1 .25 60 60 12.5 TOTAL .......................................................................... 170 ........................ 170 ........................ 132.5 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by May 11, 2015 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. 2015–08245 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Coast Guard submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826, toll free 1–800–647–5527. [Docket No. USCG–2014–0997] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From Libya Discussion DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from all ports in Libya. 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The Coast Guard does not find ports in Libya maintaining effective antiterrorism measures and finds that Libya’s legal regime, designated authority oversight, access control and cargo control are all deficient. Our determination applies to all ports in Libya. Accordingly, beginning April 24, 2015, the conditions of entry shown in the following Table will apply to any vessel that visited any Libyan port in its last five port calls. TABLE—CONDITIONS OF ENTRY—VESSEL VISITING LIBYAN PORT EIN LAST FIVE PORT CALLS No. Each vessel must: 1 .................. Implement measures per the vessel’s security plan equivalent to Security Level 2 while in a port in Libya. 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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: Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) Network National 
Workforce Surveys--NEW

    The ATTC Network, a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource that 
draws upon the knowledge, experience and latest research of recognized 
experts in the field of addictions and behavioral health, is a unique 
Center Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) initiative formed in 1993 in 
response to a shortage of well-trained addiction and behavioral health 
professionals in the public sector. The ATTC Network works to enhance 
the knowledge, skills and aptitudes of the addiction/behavioral health 
treatment and recovery services workforce by disseminating current 
health services research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute 
of Mental Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National 
Institute of Justice, and other sources, as well as other SAMHSA 
programs. To accomplish this, the ATTC Network: (1) Develops and 
updates state-of-the-art research based curricula and professional 
development training, (2) coordinates and facilitates meetings between 
Single State Authorities, Provider Associations and other key 
stakeholders, and (3) provides ongoing technical assistance to 
individuals and organizations at the local, regional and national 
levels.
    In response to the emerging shortages of qualified addiction 
treatment and recovery services professionals, SAMHSA/CSAT instructed 
the ATTC National Office to lead the ATTC Network in the development 
and implementation of a national addiction treatment workforce data 
collection effort of those individuals who work in substance use 
specialty treatment services. The purpose of this survey and data 
collection is to gather information to guide the formation of effective 
national, regional, state, and organizational policies and strategies 
aimed at successfully recruiting and retaining a sufficient number of 
adequately prepared providers who are able to respond to the growing 
needs of those affected by substance use and mental health disorders; 
including co-occurring disorders and trauma. This data collection will 
offer a unique perspective on the clinical treatment field so that CSAT 
and the ATTC Network can better understand current successful 
strategies and methodologies being used in the workforce and develop 
appropriate training for emerging trends in the field.
    Although SAMHSA/CSAT is the primary target audience for data 
collection findings, it is expected that the data collected and 
resulting reports will also be useful to the ATTC Network, as well as 
to Single State Agencies, provider organizations, professional 
organizations, training and education entities, and individuals in the 
workforce.

Overview of Data Collection and Purposes

    Data will be collected from two main sources: (1) Interviews with 
Single State Authorities (SSAs) in all fifty states (2) A national 
sample of agency directors or their designees, identified by CSAT in 
conjunction with the ATTC network, in the substance use disorders 
treatment field. Respondents will be asked to participate in telephone 
interviews. In addition to this original data collection, existing 
national data sets will also be utilized. Such data systems will 
include:
     Census 2000 datasets
     National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-
SSATS)
     SAMHSA Treatment Gap Projection Analysis
     Treatment Episode Data
     Bureau of Labor datasets such as Current Employment 
Statistics
     Annapolis Coalition Data
    Provider Association Survey: The provider association survey will 
be a single question web survey asking association directors to 
nominate providers that they believe are exemplary in recruitment, 
retention or staff development. The purpose of this survey is to 
triangulate responses from three sources, the SSA, the ATTC and the 
provider association to identify providers that are considered by all 
three to be exceptional in their ability to recruit, retain or provide 
staff development for SUD direct service employees.
    State Substance Abuse Authorities Interview: Each state substance 
abuse authority or their designee will be interviewed to identify 
concerns regarding work force development, state level strategies to 
improve recruitment, retention and development of the addiction 
treatment workforce, changes that have occurred within the past five 
years and any treatment organization level practices that they think 
have been particularly successful. They will be asked to identify 
provider organizations that have exemplary practices to interview.
    Program Director/Key Staff Interview: Based on identification by 
state SSA, state provider association nomination and ATTC/CSAT staff 
identification, a minimum of 60 addiction treatment provider 
organizations will be selected for telephone interviews. These 
organizations may be specialty addiction treatment programs, community 
mental health centers that provide addiction treatment services or 
primary care organizations that provide addiction treatment services. 
The purpose of these interviews is to identify exemplary practices in 
recruitment, retention and staff development for direct service staff 
working with patients with SUDs. An interview script has been developed 
to guide the question formation for the interviews.

Overview of Questions Related to Data Collection

    The objectives of the national addiction treatment workforce data 
collection effort are to explore issues related to workforce 
development: (1) Staff training, recruitment and retention; (2) 
Professional development; and (3) Support for strategies and 
methodologies to prepare, recruit, retain, and sustain the workforce. 
To accomplish these objectives, CSAT outlined two primary questions to 
be addressed by the workforce data collection:
1. What are the anticipated workforce development needs for 2017-2022?
    For the purposes of this data collection, the ATTC Network will 
identify the growth and capacity-building needs over the next five 
years of direct care staff, clinical supervisors, and administrators in 
agencies represented in the I-SATS registry.
2. What are the common strategies and methodologies to prepare, retain, 
and maintain the workforce?
    Identification of potentially effective strategies used to prepare 
and recruit individuals to enter the workforce (as

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previously defined), and encourage them to remain in the workforce and 
stay current on clinical and other job related skills (e.g., evidence 
based practices).
    Information collected from this workforce data collection will help 
CSAT and the ATTC Network to better understand the needs of the 
workforce and categorize some best practices for providing support to 
the field now and in the future. Emerging trends in addiction and/or 
co-occurring and trauma treatment and the existence of mental health 
problems in substance use disorder treatment and recovery services will 
be identified and shared with those in the addiction/behavioral health 
treatment field so appropriate training and funding can be allocated. 
The information from this data collection will also help CSAT identify 
areas where deficiencies in substance use and/or co-occurring disorder 
and trauma treatment exist and provide assistance to regions (and 
states) to help them develop and adopt strategies for addressing this.
    The chart below summarizes the annualized burden for this project.

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                                     Number of     Responses per   Total number      Hours per     Total burden
       Type of respondent           respondents     respondent     of responses      response          hours
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SSA Telephone Interview.........              60               1              60               1              60
Provider Organization Key Staff               60               1              60               1              60
 Telephone Interviews...........
Provider Association Survey.....              50               1              50             .25            12.5
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    TOTAL.......................             170  ..............             170  ..............           132.5
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by May 11, 2015 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. 2015-08245 Filed 4-9-15; 8:45 am]
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