Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60057 [2021-23585]

Download as PDF 60057 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices Proposed Project: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Synar Report Format, FFY 2022–2024— (OMB No. 0930–0222)—Extension 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 the 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– 0361. 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. Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26] stipulates that Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) funding agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for fiscal year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require states to have in effect a law stating that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 21. This section further requires that states conduct annual, random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law; that the state submit annually a report describing the results of the inspections, the activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law, the success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21, and the strategies to be utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. Before making an award to a state under the SABG, the Secretary must make a determination that the state has maintained compliance with these requirements. If a determination is made that the state is not in compliance, penalties shall be applied. According to Public Law 116–94 (‘‘Tobacco 21’’), signed on December 20, 2019, penalties are capped at 10 percent. Respondents include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, are approved by OMB under control number 0930–0163, and require that each state submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the state is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law; the success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21; and the strategies to be utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for which the grant is sought. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention will request an extension of OMB approval of the current report format associated with section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x–26) to 2024. Extending OMB approval of the current report format will continue to facilitate consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring of Synar compliance across the states. ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Number of respondents 1 45 CFR citation 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) ............................................... Total ............................................................................ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 1 Red Responses per respondents Total number of responses Hours per response Total hour burden 59 1 59 15 885 59 1 59 3 177 59 .......................... 118 ........................ 1,062 Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements. Send comments to Carlos D. Graham, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57–A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, OR email a copy to Carlos.Graham@ samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by December 28, 2021. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Carlos Graham, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reports Clearance Officer. 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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 the 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) 276-0361.
    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: Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant 
Synar Report Format, FFY 2022-2024--(OMB No. 0930-0222)--Extension

    Section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x-26] 
stipulates that Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant 
(SABG) funding agreements for alcohol and drug abuse programs for 
fiscal year 1994 and subsequent fiscal years require states to have in 
effect a law stating that it is unlawful for any manufacturer, 
retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any 
such product to any individual under the age of 21. This section 
further requires that states conduct annual, random, unannounced 
inspections to ensure compliance with the law; that the state submit 
annually a report describing the results of the inspections, the 
activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law, the 
success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco 
products to individuals under the age of 21, and the strategies to be 
utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for 
which the grant is sought.
    Before making an award to a state under the SABG, the Secretary 
must make a determination that the state has maintained compliance with 
these requirements. If a determination is made that the state is not in 
compliance, penalties shall be applied. According to Public Law 116-94 
(``Tobacco 21''), signed on December 20, 2019, penalties are capped at 
10 percent. Respondents include the 50 states, the District of 
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, 
Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 
Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. Red Lake Indian Tribe is 
not subject to tobacco requirements.
    Regulations that implement this legislation are at 45 CFR 96.130, 
are approved by OMB under control number 0930-0163, and require that 
each state submit an annual Synar report to the Secretary describing 
their progress in complying with section 1926 of the PHS Act. The Synar 
report, due December 31 following the fiscal year for which the state 
is reporting, describes the results of the inspections and the 
activities carried out by the state to enforce the required law; the 
success the state has achieved in reducing the availability of tobacco 
products to individuals under the age of 21; and the strategies to be 
utilized by the state for enforcing such law during the fiscal year for 
which the grant is sought. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse 
Prevention will request an extension of OMB approval of the current 
report format associated with section 1926 (42 U.S.C. 300x-26) to 2024. 
Extending OMB approval of the current report format will continue to 
facilitate consistent, credible, and efficient monitoring of Synar 
compliance across the states.

                                             Annual Reporting Burden
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                                    Number of
        45 CFR citation            respondents    Responses per    Total number      Hours per      Total hour
                                       \1\         respondents     of responses      response         burden
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Annual Report (Section 1--                   59                1              59              15             885
 States and Territories)
 96.130(e)(1-3)................
State Plan (Section II--States               59                1              59               3             177
 and Territories)
 96.130(e)(4,5), 96.130(g).....
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total......................              59  ...............             118  ..............           1,062
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\1\ Red Lake Indian Tribe is not subject to tobacco requirements.

    Send comments to Carlos D. Graham, SAMHSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57-A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, OR 
email a copy to [email protected]. Written comments should 
be received by December 28, 2021.

Carlos Graham,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-23585 Filed 10-28-21; 8:45 am]
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