Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 33684-33685 [2016-12555]

Download as PDF 33684 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2016 / Notices Date 05/31/2016, REVISION, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: As part of NCI’s mandate from Congress to disseminate information on cancer research, detection, prevention, and treatment, the Institute develops a wide variety of messages and materials. Testing these messages and materials assesses their potential effectiveness in reaching and communicating with their intended audience while they are still in the developmental stage and can be revised. The formative research and pretesting process thus contributes to maximizing NCI’s limited dollar resources for information dissemination and education. NCI also must ensure the relevance, utility, and appropriateness of the many educational programs and products that the Institute produces. Customer satisfaction studies help NCI identify modifications necessary to meet the needs of NCI’s various target audiences. Since the previous submission, there have been 10 approved sub-studies with an approved request of just under 1400 burden hours over 2.5 years. Approval is requested for the conduct of multiple studies annually using such methods as interviews, focus groups, and various types of surveys. The content, timing, and number of respondents to be included in each sub-study will vary, depending on the nature of the message/ material/program being assessed, the methodology selected, and the target audiences. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 33,000. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Frequency of response per respondent Time per response (in hours) Category of respondents Form name Healthcare Providers and Professionals including those working in health field (e.g., cancer researchers). General Public, Cancer Patients, Friends and Families of Patients. Focus Groups, Individual In-Depth Interviews, Brief Interviews, Surveys, Website Usability Testing. 16,500 1 1 16,500 Focus Groups, Individual In-Depth Interviews, Brief Interviews, Surveys, Website Usability Testing. 16,500 1 1 16,500 Totals ......................................... ........................................................... 33,000 33,000 ........................ 33,000 Dated: May 20, 2016. Karla Bailey, Project Clearance Liaison, National Cancer Institute, NIH. 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. [FR Doc. 2016–12505 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Proposed Project: SAMHSA SOAR Web-Based Data Form (OMB No. 0930– 0329)—REVISION sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 May 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 In 2009 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established a Technical Assistance Center to assist in the implementation of the SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR) effort in all states. The primary objective of SOAR is to improve the allowance rate for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and who have a serious mental illness. During the SOAR training, the importance of keeping track of SSI/SSDI applications through the process is stressed. In response to requests from states implementing SOAR, the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden hours Technical Assistance Center, under SAMHSA’s direction, developed a webbased data form that case managers can use to track the progress of submitted applications, including decisions received from SSA either on initial application or on appeal. This password-protected web-based data form is hosted on the SOAR Web site (https://soartrack.prainc.com). Use of this form is completely voluntary. In addition, data from the web-based form can be compiled into reports on decision results and the use of SOAR core components, such as the SSA–1696 Appointment of Representative, which allows SSA to communicate directly with the case manager assisting with the application. These reports will be reviewed by agency directors, SOAR state-level leads, and the national SOAR Technical Assistance Center to quantify the success of the effort overall and to identify areas where additional technical assistance is needed. The changes to this form include questions on military discharge status, VA disability compensation, applicant earnings per month, number of consultative exams ordered, and whether access to benefits facilitated housing. Additionally, we added three questions to the user registration form that include county, funding source, and SOAR training completed. E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 33685 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2016 / Notices The estimated response burden has not changed and is as follows: Information source Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total hours SOAR Data Form ................................................................. 700 3 2100 .25 525 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 15E–57B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 or email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by July 26, 2016. (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. Summer King, Statistician. Project: 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (OMB No. 0930–0110)— Revision The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is a survey of the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 years old or older. The data are used to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs. The results are used by SAMHSA, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources. [FR Doc. 2016–12555 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P 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 While NSDUH must be updated periodically to reflect changing substance use and mental health issues and to continue producing current data, for the 2017 NSDUH only the following minor changes are planned: (1) Updated questions so respondents who report no use of alcohol are not asked about misuse of prescription drugs with alcohol; and (2) included other minor wording changes to improve the flow of the interview, increase respondent comprehension or to be consistent with text in other questions. As with all NSDUH/NHSDA 1 surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the survey for 2017 will be sufficient to permit prevalence estimates for each of the fifty States and the District of Columbia. The total annual burden estimate is shown below in Table 1. TABLE 1—ANNUALIZED ESTIMATED BURDEN FOR 2017 NSDUH Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours 131,983 67,507 3,755 10,126 1 1 1 1 131,983 67,507 3,755 10,126 0.083 1.000 0.067 0.067 10,955 67,507 252 678 Total .............................................................................. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Household Screening ........................................................... Interview ............................................................................... Screening Verification .......................................................... Interview Verification ............................................................ 131,983 ........................ 213,371 ........................ 79,932 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by June 27, 2016 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. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0437] Update to Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines Coast Guard, OHS. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–12486 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft update to the Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines. The APC SUMMARY: 1 Prior to 2002, the NSDUH was referred to as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 May 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 103 (Friday, May 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33684-33685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: SAMHSA SOAR Web-Based Data Form (OMB No. 0930-0329)--
REVISION

    In 2009 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services established a Technical Assistance Center to assist in the 
implementation of the SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR) 
effort in all states. The primary objective of SOAR is to improve the 
allowance rate for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability 
benefits for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, 
and who have a serious mental illness.
    During the SOAR training, the importance of keeping track of SSI/
SSDI applications through the process is stressed. In response to 
requests from states implementing SOAR, the Technical Assistance 
Center, under SAMHSA's direction, developed a web-based data form that 
case managers can use to track the progress of submitted applications, 
including decisions received from SSA either on initial application or 
on appeal. This password-protected web-based data form is hosted on the 
SOAR Web site (https://soartrack.prainc.com). Use of this form is 
completely voluntary.
    In addition, data from the web-based form can be compiled into 
reports on decision results and the use of SOAR core components, such 
as the SSA-1696 Appointment of Representative, which allows SSA to 
communicate directly with the case manager assisting with the 
application. These reports will be reviewed by agency directors, SOAR 
state-level leads, and the national SOAR Technical Assistance Center to 
quantify the success of the effort overall and to identify areas where 
additional technical assistance is needed.
    The changes to this form include questions on military discharge 
status, VA disability compensation, applicant earnings per month, 
number of consultative exams ordered, and whether access to benefits 
facilitated housing. Additionally, we added three questions to the user 
registration form that include county, funding source, and SOAR 
training completed.

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    The estimated response burden has not changed and is as follows:

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per                       Hours per
                         Information source                            respondents       respondent    Total responses      response       Total hours
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SOAR Data Form.....................................................             700                3             2100              .25              525
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 15E-57B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 or email her a 
copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received 
by July 26, 2016.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2016-12555 Filed 5-26-16; 8:45 am]
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