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Download as PDF 28282 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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: Projects for Assistance in Transition From Homelessness (PATH) Program Annual Report (OMB No. 0930–0205)—Revision 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 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 revision of the current approval of the annual grantee reporting requirements. Section 528 of the PHS Act specifies that not later than January 31 of each fiscal year, a funded entity will prepare and submit a report in such form and containing such information as is determined necessary for securing a record and description of the purposes for which amounts received under section 521 were expended during the preceding fiscal year and of the recipients of such amounts and determining whether such amounts were expended in accordance with statutory provisions. The proposed changes to the PATH Annual Report are as follows: 1. Format To create a PATH report that is easier to read and questions that are easier to understand, language has been made more concise and questions have been renumbered. 2. Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Data Integration All data elements align with the 2014 HMIS Data Standards and can be extracted from HMIS. 3. Staff Training An element has been added to the Budget section to collect information about the number of trainings provided by PATH-funded staff. 4. Number of Persons Served This Reporting Period To decrease reporting burden and improve data quality, several revisions were made to the collection of information about persons outreached and persons enrolled. Data elements were updated to more clearly describe the data to be reported and reduce confusion and potential for misinterpretation. Information about persons outreached has been divided into two elements to collect specific information about the location of the outreach contact (street outreach or service setting). Number of respondents Respondents States ............................................................................................................... Local provider agencies ................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 May 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. Services Provided To improve data quality, several service category labels have been updated to more accurately reflect the type of service to be reported. The ‘‘Screening and Assessment’’ category has also been divided into two separate categories to capture specific information about screenings and clinical assessments provided by PATH staff. The ‘‘Total number of times this service was provided’’ column has been removed to reduce reporting burden. 6. Referrals Provided To improve data quality, several referral category labels have been updated to more accurately reflect the type of referral to be reported. The ‘‘Total number of times this type of referral was provided’’ column has been removed to reduce reporting burden. 7. Outcomes Elements collecting information regarding PATH program outcomes have been added. The PATH program’s transition to using local HMIS to collect PATH client data allows data on client outcomes related to the PATH program to be more easily collected and reported. 8. Demographics Response categories for demographic data elements have been updated to fully align with the 2014 HMIS Data Standards. An element to gather information about PATH clients’ connection to the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery program (SOAR) has also been added. To decrease reporting burden and improve the outreach and engagement process, demographic information for ‘‘Persons contacted’’ is no longer required. Providers are encouraged to gather information and build client records as early in the engagement process as possible. All demographic information should be collected by the point of PATH enrollment. 9. Definitions Definitions for PATH terms have been updated to streamline definitions and increase reliability of data reporting. The estimated annual burden for these reporting requirements is summarized in the table below. Responses per respondent 56 492 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM Burden per response (hours) 1 1 18MYN1 20 20 Total burden 1,120 9,840 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Notices Number of respondents Respondents Total .......................................................................................................... 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 July 17, 2015. Summer King, Statistician. BILLING CODE 4162–20–P [FR Doc. 2015–11891 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council will meet on June 16, 2015, from 2:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. (EDT) and June 24, 2016, from 2:00 p.m.—3:15 p.m. (EDT). Both meetings will be closed to the public. The meetings will include discussion and evaluation of grant applications reviewed by Initial Review Groups, and involve an examination of confidential financial and business information as well as personal information concerning the applicants. Therefore, both meetings will be closed to the public, as determined by the SAMHSA Administrator, in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (6) and (c)(9)(B) and 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Section 10(d). The meetings will be held virtually. Meeting information and a roster of Council members may be obtained either by accessing the SAMHSA Council Web site at: http:// www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisorycouncils/csat-national-advisory-council or by contacting LCDR Holly Berilla. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summer King, Statistician, SAMHSA. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Council Name: SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council. Date/Time/Type: June 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. EDT, CLOSED; June 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. EDT, CLOSED. Place: Virtual—Teleconference. Contact: LCDR Holly Berilla, Acting Designated Federal Official, CSAT National Advisory Council, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857 (mail), 18:52 May 15, 2015 Telephone: (240) 276–1252, Fax: (240) 276– 2252, Email: holly.berilla@samhsa.hhs.gov. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2015–11894 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 548 Jkt 235001 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 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: Data Resource Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)—Revision The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) as part of an interagency agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a toolkit to be used for the purposes of collecting data on the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). The CCP PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses per respondent Burden per response (hours) ........................ ........................ 28283 Total burden 10,960 provides supplemental funding to states and territories for individual and community crisis intervention services during a federal disaster. The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for federal response to a variety of catastrophic events. Recent State CCPs include programs in New Jersey and New York following 2012 Hurricane Sandy; two programs in Colorado, one related to a wildfire and the second to a flood; a program in Oklahoma in the aftermath of severe storms and tornadoes in 2013; and programs in Washington and Alaska related to flooding and mudslides in 2014. These programs have primarily addressed the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) outreach and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and (c) referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to normalize reactions and to engage people who might need further care. Crisis counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and symptoms in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis counseling relies largely on ‘‘active listening,’’ and crisis counselors also provide psycho-education (especially about the nature of responses to trauma) and help clients build coping skills. Crisis counseling typically continues no more than a few times. Because crisis counseling is time-limited, referral is the third important functions of CCPs. Counselors are expected to refer clients to formal treatment if the person has developed more serious psychiatric problems. Data about services delivered and users of services will be collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for the program. Additionally, we are in the process of developing and testing the feasibility of using mobile devices for data entry purposes. Because the data will be collected in a consistent way from all programs, they can be uploaded or linked into an ongoing national database that likewise provides CMHS E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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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 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: Projects for Assistance in Transition From 
Homelessness (PATH) Program Annual Report (OMB No. 0930-0205)--Revision

    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 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 revision of the current approval of the 
annual grantee reporting requirements. Section 528 of the PHS Act 
specifies that not later than January 31 of each fiscal year, a funded 
entity will prepare and submit a report in such form and containing 
such information as is determined necessary for securing a record and 
description of the purposes for which amounts received under section 
521 were expended during the preceding fiscal year and of the 
recipients of such amounts and determining whether such amounts were 
expended in accordance with statutory provisions.
    The proposed changes to the PATH Annual Report are as follows:

1. Format

    To create a PATH report that is easier to read and questions that 
are easier to understand, language has been made more concise and 
questions have been renumbered.

2. Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Data Integration

    All data elements align with the 2014 HMIS Data Standards and can 
be extracted from HMIS.

3. Staff Training

    An element has been added to the Budget section to collect 
information about the number of trainings provided by PATH-funded 
staff.

4. Number of Persons Served This Reporting Period

    To decrease reporting burden and improve data quality, several 
revisions were made to the collection of information about persons 
outreached and persons enrolled. Data elements were updated to more 
clearly describe the data to be reported and reduce confusion and 
potential for misinterpretation. Information about persons outreached 
has been divided into two elements to collect specific information 
about the location of the outreach contact (street outreach or service 
setting).

5. Services Provided

    To improve data quality, several service category labels have been 
updated to more accurately reflect the type of service to be reported. 
The ``Screening and Assessment'' category has also been divided into 
two separate categories to capture specific information about 
screenings and clinical assessments provided by PATH staff. The ``Total 
number of times this service was provided'' column has been removed to 
reduce reporting burden.

6. Referrals Provided

    To improve data quality, several referral category labels have been 
updated to more accurately reflect the type of referral to be reported. 
The ``Total number of times this type of referral was provided'' column 
has been removed to reduce reporting burden.

7. Outcomes

    Elements collecting information regarding PATH program outcomes 
have been added. The PATH program's transition to using local HMIS to 
collect PATH client data allows data on client outcomes related to the 
PATH program to be more easily collected and reported.

8. Demographics

    Response categories for demographic data elements have been updated 
to fully align with the 2014 HMIS Data Standards. An element to gather 
information about PATH clients' connection to the SSI/SSDI Outreach, 
Access, and Recovery program (SOAR) has also been added.
    To decrease reporting burden and improve the outreach and 
engagement process, demographic information for ``Persons contacted'' 
is no longer required. Providers are encouraged to gather information 
and build client records as early in the engagement process as 
possible. All demographic information should be collected by the point 
of PATH enrollment.

9. Definitions

    Definitions for PATH terms have been updated to streamline 
definitions and increase reliability of data reporting.
    The estimated annual burden for these reporting requirements is 
summarized in the table below.

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                                                                                    Burden per
                   Respondents                       Number of     Responses per     response      Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent        (hours)
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States..........................................              56               1              20           1,120
Local provider agencies.........................             492               1              20           9,840
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    Total.......................................             548  ..............  ..............          10,960
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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 July 17, 2015.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2015-11894 Filed 5-15-15; 8:45 am]
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