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[FR Doc. 2018–17104 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P 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: State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant Program Mid-Year and End-Year Performance Reports (OMB No. 0930–0378)—In Use Without OMB Approval The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is authorized under Section 1003 of the 21st Century Cures Act, as amended, to support a grant program, for up to 2 years, that addresses the supplemental activities pertaining to opioids currently undertaken by the state agency or territory and will PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39765 support a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic. SAMHSA received approval from OMB in September 2017 to collect performance data from Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grantees (OMB No. 0930–0378). However, SAMHSA omitted a data collection table (Table E) in the original OMB request. This data table is currently in use by Opioid STR grantees, who are reporting Table E data to SAMHSA on a semi-annual basis. In order to correct this violation, SAMHSA is now seeking OMB approval for a new data collection package that includes not only the instruments originally approved by OMB in September 2017, but also this additional data collection table. It is important for SAMHSA to continue to collect this information in order to assess the impact of funding from the Opioid STR program on increasing access to prevention strategies, as well as treatment and recovery services to address the opioid crisis. Additionally, this data will provide SAMHSA with critical information to effectively manage the Opioid STR program, to help states and territories adopt, or scale-up, effective practices and policies, and to help prepare to implement the new State Opioid Response grant program. The primary purpose of the Opioid STR program is to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) (including prescription opioids as well as illicit drugs such as heroin). There are 57 (states and jurisdictions) award recipients in this program. All funded states and jurisdictions report on their implementation and performance through an online data collection system. Award recipients report performance on the following measures specific to this program: number of people who receive OUD treatment, number of people who receive OUD recovery services, number of providers implementing medication-assisted treatment, and the number of OUD prevention and treatment providers trained, to include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, as well as physicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, etc. This information is collected at the mid-point and conclusion of each grant award year. Additionally, each award recipient describes the purposes for which the grant funds received were expended and the activities implemented under the program. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 39766 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices ANNUALIZED ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS FOR THE PROGRESS REPORT Respondent Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours State and Jurisdictions ......................................................... 57 2 114 8.5 969 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57–B, Rockville, Maryland 20857, OR email a copy to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by October 9, 2018. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2018–17127 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD 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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 Project: Minority AIDS InitiativeManagement Reporting Tools (MAI– MRTs) OMB No. 0930–0357—Revision The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the revision of Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) monitoring tools, which includes both youth and adult questionnaires as well as the quarterly progress report. This revision includes the inclusion of new cohorts, substantial revisions to the youth and adult questionnaires, updates to the data used to estimate response rates and expected numbers of participants by service duration (see Table 1 below). The cohorts of grantees funded by the MAI and included in this clearance request are: • Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) 2015 • Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) 2016 • Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) 2017 • Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) 2018 • Prevention Navigators 2017 • Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) 2018 The target population for the CBI grantees will be at-risk minority adolescents and young adults. All MAI grantees are expected to report their monitoring data using SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and to target minority populations, as well as other high risk groups residing in communities of color with high prevalence of Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS. The primary objectives of the monitoring tools include: • Assess the success of the MAI in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors associated with the transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STD). • Measure the effectiveness of evidencebased programs and infrastructure development activities such as: Outreach and training, mobilization of PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 key stakeholders, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS counseling and education, testing, referrals to appropriate medical treatment and/or other intervention strategies (i.e., cultural enrichment activities, educational and vocational resources, social marketing campaigns, and computer-based curricula). • Investigate intervention types and features that yield the best outcomes for specific population groups. • Assess the extent to which access to health care was enhanced for population groups and individuals vulnerable to behavioral health disparities residing in communities targeted by funded interventions. • Assess the process of adopting and implementing the SPF with the target populations. Revisions to the monitoring tools include the following: Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) • Removed Numbers Served, HIV Testing, VH Testing, VH Vaccination, and Referrals for Services Not Funded by MAI funds from the Implementation Section. These data will be collected via the participant level • Added opioid items to lists for targeted outcome measures, name of direct services list, indirect services— environmental strategy list and environmental strategy purpose • Added Promising Approaches and Innovations Section (2 questions) • Added upload screen for Final Evaluation Report (for closeout grantees only) tool The following two tools have been added to this data collection, but were approved under OMB No. 0930–0347 with the exception of the new items listed below. Items that were removed are due to their not being central to the evaluation. Adult Questionnaire • Aligned questions with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)/ Center for Mental Health Service (CMHS) tools & the Rapid HIV Hepatitis Form, where possible • Removed some demographic questions related to language, education, employment status, health, E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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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: State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant 
Program Mid-Year and End-Year Performance Reports

(OMB No. 0930-0378)--In Use Without OMB Approval

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA) is authorized under Section 1003 of the 21st Century Cures 
Act, as amended, to support a grant program, for up to 2 years, that 
addresses the supplemental activities pertaining to opioids currently 
undertaken by the state agency or territory and will support a 
comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic.
    SAMHSA received approval from OMB in September 2017 to collect 
performance data from Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grantees 
(OMB No. 0930-0378). However, SAMHSA omitted a data collection table 
(Table E) in the original OMB request. This data table is currently in 
use by Opioid STR grantees, who are reporting Table E data to SAMHSA on 
a semi-annual basis. In order to correct this violation, SAMHSA is now 
seeking OMB approval for a new data collection package that includes 
not only the instruments originally approved by OMB in September 2017, 
but also this additional data collection table. It is important for 
SAMHSA to continue to collect this information in order to assess the 
impact of funding from the Opioid STR program on increasing access to 
prevention strategies, as well as treatment and recovery services to 
address the opioid crisis. Additionally, this data will provide SAMHSA 
with critical information to effectively manage the Opioid STR program, 
to help states and territories adopt, or scale-up, effective practices 
and policies, and to help prepare to implement the new State Opioid 
Response grant program.
    The primary purpose of the Opioid STR program is to address the 
opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet 
treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the 
provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid 
use disorder (OUD) (including prescription opioids as well as illicit 
drugs such as heroin).
    There are 57 (states and jurisdictions) award recipients in this 
program. All funded states and jurisdictions report on their 
implementation and performance through an online data collection 
system. Award recipients report performance on the following measures 
specific to this program: number of people who receive OUD treatment, 
number of people who receive OUD recovery services, number of providers 
implementing medication-assisted treatment, and the number of OUD 
prevention and treatment providers trained, to include nurse 
practitioners, physician assistants, as well as physicians, nurses, 
counselors, social workers, case managers, etc. This information is 
collected at the mid-point and conclusion of each grant award year. 
Additionally, each award recipient describes the purposes for which the 
grant funds received were expended and the activities implemented under 
the program.

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                                                Annualized Estimated Burden Hours for the Progress Report
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                             Respondent                                 Number of      responses per   Total responses    per response     Total burden
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State and Jurisdictions............................................              57                2              114              8.5              969
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57-B, Rockville, Maryland 20857, OR email a 
copy to [email protected]. Written comments should be received 
by October 9, 2018.

Summer King,
Statistician.
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