Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 80783-80784 [2015-32559]

Download as PDF 80783 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices able to fully describe the methods used to recruit, select and train adult supervisors for the survey separately from the methods used to recruit, select, and train youth inspectors. 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 State 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: Question 6: Changes to the sampling methodology—This question asks states if their sampling methodology has changed from the previous year. If there has been a change, a sub-question has been added to document how that change was communicated to SAMHSA. Since this change requires prior approval, a state who has not received prior approval will have the opportunity to discuss the process that was used to determine a change needed to be made. Question 9: Changes to the inspection protocol—This question asks states if their inspection protocol has changed from the previous year. If there has been a change, a sub-question has been added to document how that change was communicated to SAMHSA. Since this change requires prior approval, a state who has not received prior approval will have the opportunity to discuss the process that was used to determine a change needed to be made. Existing questions 9a, 9b, and 9c have been renumbered to account for this new subquestion. In Appendix B (Synar Survey Sampling Methodology), the following changes are 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. Because many states have a contract with the FDA and is actively enforcing the vending machine requirements of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, some states that include vending machines in their sampling protocols do not sample any because there are few eligible vending machines remaining on their list frame. A second part has been added to this question to determine how vending machines are sampled. There are no changes to Forms 1–5 or Appendix D. ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Number of respondents 1 45 CFR Citation Responses per respondents 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 1 Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. 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 should be received by February 26, 2016. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2015–32558 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project: Now Is the Time (NITT)—Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Evaluation—New SAMHSA is conducting a national evaluation of the Now is the Time (NITT) initiative, which includes separate programs—the Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP–Y), the Minority Fellowship ProgramAddiction Counselors (MFP–AC), Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)-State Educational Agency, and Healthy Transitions. These programs are united by their focus on capacity building, system change, and workforce development. The NITT–MFP (Youth and Addiction Counselors) programs, which are the focus of this data collection, represent a response to the fourth component of President Obama’s NITT Initiative: increasing access to mental health/ behavioral health services. The purpose of the NITT–MFP programs is to improve behavioral health care outcomes for underserved racially and ethnically diverse populations by E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 80784 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices increasing the number of culturally competent master’s level behavioral health professionals and addiction counselors serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (ages 16–25) in an effort to increase access to, and quality of, behavioral health care for these age groups. The NITT–MFP— Youth program funded five grantees to each support up to 48 master’s level fellows per year committed to addressing the behavioral health needs of at risk children, adolescents, and transition-age youth (ages 16–25). The NITT–MFP—Addiction Counselors program funded two grantees to each support up to 30 master’s level fellows per year in their final year of addiction counseling university programs, with a focus on providing culturally sensitive addiction counseling to underserved youth in the 16–25 age group. The NITT–MFP evaluation is designed to assess the level of success of the grantees in meeting the programs’ goals and identify the factors that contribute to differences among grantees in levels of success. The evaluation includes both process and outcome evaluation components and will be supported by the data collection efforts described below. The information to be collected is necessary to (a) assess the effectiveness of the grantees’ program recruitment strategies, (b) describe the services that the programs offer, and (c) assess whether NITT–MFP is meeting its goal of increasing the skilled workforce by increasing the number of behavioral health providers and addiction counselors providing services to underserved children, adolescents, and transition-age youth, particularly among racially/ethnically diverse populations. About 4 to 5 months after completion of their fellowship, a subset of fellow alumni will be asked to participate in the NITT–MFP Fellow Interview. These telephone interviews will collect detailed qualitative information on fellows’ experiences that are not possible to collect in a survey. The interview is timed to collect fellows’ impressions of their fellowship experiences before too much time has passed, as well as their initial labor market outcomes. The information collected will be used to assess the NITT–MFP program factors associated with employment and other postfellowship outcomes. The interviewees will be asked to describe (1) their program, how they learned about it, and what led them to apply; (2) the effects of the program on their interest in working with at risk children, adolescents, and transition age youth from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds (and for MFP–AC fellows, in the area of addiction counseling); (3) whether the program improved their understanding of and ability to provide culturally competent services; (4) whether they completed their fellowship and the effects of the stipend on their education and career; (5) their current employment setting, and, if in behavior health services, the characteristics of their client population; (6) the role that their fellowship played in their job interests and job search; and (7) their satisfaction with the fellowship program and assessment of its impact on their career and professional activities. A maximum of 66 fellow alumni are expected to complete the NITT–MFP Fellow Interview per year; respondents will complete the telephone interview one time. ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Instrument Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours NITT–MFP Fellow Interview ................................................ 66 1 66 1 66 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 February 26, 2016. Summer King, Statistician. 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Project: Violence Intervention To Enrich Lives (VITEL) Supplement— NEW This data collection is to study the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and trauma for women with HIV, at risk for HIV, and at risk for substance use disorders (SUDs) VITEL provides supplemental funding to existing SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/ Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE–HIV: Minority Women) grantees. These activities will be conducted with five grantees and include: (1) Administration of baseline, discharge and 6-month post-baseline surveys of clients receiving IPV screening and referral services, (2) focus groups with clients receiving IPV and SUD services, (3) documentation of IPV service and other referral service(s) engagement, and (4) semi-structured PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interviews with VITEL program staff and partner/collaborating staff supporting IPV services. The goals of the VITEL program are (1) reduce IPV through screening and referrals, (2) reduce risky behaviors that lead to new HIV infections and SUDs, (3) increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and AIDS, (4) reduce HIV-related health disparities resultant from IPV screening tool implementation, and (5) determine the feasibility of integrating IPV screening in behavioral health settings. A multi-stage approach has been used to develop the appropriate theoretical framework, conceptual model, evaluation design and protocols, and data collection instrumentation. Process and outcome measures have been developed to fully capture community and contextual conditions, the scope of the VITEL program implementation and activities, and client outcomes. A mixed-method approach (e.g., surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus groups) will be used, for example, to examine collaborative E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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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: Now Is the Time (NITT)--Minority Fellowship Program 
(MFP) Evaluation--New

    SAMHSA is conducting a national evaluation of the Now is the Time 
(NITT) initiative, which includes separate programs--the Minority 
Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y), the Minority Fellowship Program-
Addiction Counselors (MFP-AC), Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and 
Resilience in Education)-State Educational Agency, and Healthy 
Transitions. These programs are united by their focus on capacity 
building, system change, and workforce development.
    The NITT-MFP (Youth and Addiction Counselors) programs, which are 
the focus of this data collection, represent a response to the fourth 
component of President Obama's NITT Initiative: increasing access to 
mental health/behavioral health services. The purpose of the NITT-MFP 
programs is to improve behavioral health care outcomes for underserved 
racially and ethnically diverse populations by

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increasing the number of culturally competent master's level behavioral 
health professionals and addiction counselors serving children, 
adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (ages 16-25) in 
an effort to increase access to, and quality of, behavioral health care 
for these age groups. The NITT-MFP--Youth program funded five grantees 
to each support up to 48 master's level fellows per year committed to 
addressing the behavioral health needs of at risk children, 
adolescents, and transition-age youth (ages 16-25). The NITT-MFP--
Addiction Counselors program funded two grantees to each support up to 
30 master's level fellows per year in their final year of addiction 
counseling university programs, with a focus on providing culturally 
sensitive addiction counseling to underserved youth in the 16-25 age 
group.
    The NITT-MFP evaluation is designed to assess the level of success 
of the grantees in meeting the programs' goals and identify the factors 
that contribute to differences among grantees in levels of success. The 
evaluation includes both process and outcome evaluation components and 
will be supported by the data collection efforts described below. The 
information to be collected is necessary to (a) assess the 
effectiveness of the grantees' program recruitment strategies, (b) 
describe the services that the programs offer, and (c) assess whether 
NITT-MFP is meeting its goal of increasing the skilled workforce by 
increasing the number of behavioral health providers and addiction 
counselors providing services to underserved children, adolescents, and 
transition-age youth, particularly among racially/ethnically diverse 
populations.
    About 4 to 5 months after completion of their fellowship, a subset 
of fellow alumni will be asked to participate in the NITT-MFP Fellow 
Interview. These telephone interviews will collect detailed qualitative 
information on fellows' experiences that are not possible to collect in 
a survey. The interview is timed to collect fellows' impressions of 
their fellowship experiences before too much time has passed, as well 
as their initial labor market outcomes. The information collected will 
be used to assess the NITT-MFP program factors associated with 
employment and other post-fellowship outcomes. The interviewees will be 
asked to describe (1) their program, how they learned about it, and 
what led them to apply; (2) the effects of the program on their 
interest in working with at risk children, adolescents, and transition 
age youth from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds (and for 
MFP-AC fellows, in the area of addiction counseling); (3) whether the 
program improved their understanding of and ability to provide 
culturally competent services; (4) whether they completed their 
fellowship and the effects of the stipend on their education and 
career; (5) their current employment setting, and, if in behavior 
health services, the characteristics of their client population; (6) 
the role that their fellowship played in their job interests and job 
search; and (7) their satisfaction with the fellowship program and 
assessment of its impact on their career and professional activities. A 
maximum of 66 fellow alumni are expected to complete the NITT-MFP 
Fellow Interview per year; respondents will complete the telephone 
interview one time.

                                                                 Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                        Number of      Responses per   Total number of     Hours per       Total burden
                             Instrument                                respondents       respondent       responses         response          hours
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NITT-MFP Fellow Interview..........................................              66                1               66                1               66
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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 
February 26, 2016.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2015-32559 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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