Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60057-60060 [2021-23587]

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. [FR Doc. 2021–23585 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 60058 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, 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) 276–0361. 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 leveraging automated data collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant FY 2022–2023 Plan and Report Guidance and Instructions (OMB No. 0930–0168)— Extension SAMHSA is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the 2020–21 Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Application Plan and Report Guidance and Instructions. Currently, the SABG and the MHBG differ on a number of their practices (e.g., data collection at individual or aggregate levels) and statutory authorities (e.g., method of calculating MOE, stakeholder input requirements for planning, set asides for specific populations or programs, etc.). Historically, the Centers within SAMHSA that administer these block grants have had different approaches to application requirements and reporting. To compound this variation, states have different structures for accepting, planning, and accounting for the block grants and the prevention set aside within the SABG. As a result, how these dollars are spent and what is known about the services and clients that receive these funds varies by block grant and by state. SAMHSA has conveyed that block grant funds must be directed toward four purposes: (1) To fund priority treatment and support services for individuals without insurance or who cycle in and out of health insurance VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 coverage; (2) to fund those priority treatment and support services not covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance offered through the exchanges and that demonstrate success in improving outcomes and/or supporting recovery; (3) to fund universal, selective and targeted prevention activities and services; and (4) to collect performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery support services and to plan the implementation of new services on a nationwide basis. States will need help to meet future challenges associated with the implementation and management of an integrated physical health, mental health, and addiction service system. SAMHSA has established standards and expectations that will lead to an improved system of care for individuals with or at risk of mental and substance use disorders. Therefore, this application package continues to fully exercise SAMHSA’s existing authority regarding states’, territories’ and the Red Lake Band of the Chippewa Tribe’s (subsequently referred to as ‘‘states’’) use of block grant funds as they fully integrate behavioral health services into the broader health care continuum. Consistent with previous applications, the FY 2022–2023 application has required sections and other sections where additional information is requested. The FY 2022– 2023 application requires states to submit a face sheet, a table of contents, a behavioral health assessment and plan, reports of expenditures and persons served, an executive summary, and funding agreements and certifications. In addition, SAMHSA is requesting information on key areas that are critical to the states’ success in addressing health care equity. Therefore, as part of this block grant planning process, states should identify promising or effective strategies as well as technical assistance needed to implement the strategies identified in their plans for FYs 2022 and 2023. Pursuant to the supplemental funding appropriations for the MHBG and the SABG found in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Pub. L. 116– 260] and the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 [Pub. L. 117–2], SAMHSA has made changes to the Block Grant Plan and Report requirements for FFY 2022 and 2023. These changes are necessary to ensure that funds are spent in an appropriate and timely manner. Adjustments were made to pre-existing tables in the plan and report. Additionally, six new tables were added PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the report to capture necessary changes based on the priorities of the supplemental funding. For simplification, one table was removed from both the plan and the report. On the Application Planning document the narrative has been updated to reflect new funding streams (COVID–19 and ARP funding). Additionally, SABG and MHBG have split their funding tables (table 2 and table 6) in both the plan and the report to allow for more accurate reporting of both standard and supplemental funding. Table 5b has been absorbed into Table 5a and Table 5c is now relabeled Table 5b. Tables 5a and 5b are also now required. On the report there are more changes with the addition of six new tables to expenditures section (Table 2b on the SABG and Table 2c on the MHBG) and tables recording client service levels under the populations and services reports section (Tables 10b, 11b and 11c on the SABG and Table 19b on the MHBG). These additional tables should not require excessive effort as all data should already be being collected by the states for the additional funding efforts. Table 5b has also been absorbed into Table 5a for ease of response on both the application and reporting process and Table 5c has now been relabeled Table 5b and made a required table. While the statutory deadlines and block grant award periods remain unchanged, SAMHSA encourages states to turn in their application as early as possible to allow for a full discussion and review by SAMHSA. Applications for the MHBG-only are due no later than September 1, 2021. The application for SABG-only is due no later than October 1, 2021. A single application for MHBG and SABG combined is due no later than September 1, 2021. Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden The estimated annualized burden for the uniform application will increase to 33,493 hours to account for recording of the additional supplemental funding efforts (approximately 2 hours per state agency). Burden estimates are broken out in the following tables showing burden separately for Year 1 and Year 2. Year 1 includes the estimates of burden for the uniform application and annual reporting. Year 2 includes the estimates of burden for the recordkeeping and annual reporting. The reporting burden remains constant for both years. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 60059 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices TABLE 1—ESTIMATES OF APPLICATION AND REPORTING BURDEN FOR YEAR 1 Authorizing legislation MHBG Authorizing legislation SABG Implementing regulation Number of responses per year Number of respondent Number of hours per response Total hours Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Community Mental Health Services Block Grants Reporting ............. SABG .................. MHBG ................. SABG elements .. MHBG elements .. Recordkeeping .... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Combined Burden. Standard Form and Content. 42 U.S.C. § 300x–32(a). Annual Report ................................ 42 U.S.C. 300x–52(a) .................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–30–b ..................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–30(d)(2) ................ Annual Report ................................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ 42 USC § 300x– 6(a). 42 U.S.C. 300x– 52(a). 42 U.S.C. 300x– 4(b)(3)B. ............................ 45 CFR 96.122(f) ............................ 45 CFR 96.134(d). ............................ ............................ ........................ 60 5 60 ........................ 1 1 1 ........................ 11,190 ........................ 59 ........................ 1 ........................ 11,003 ............................ 59 1 45 CFR 96.124(c)(1). 45 CFR 96.126(f) 45 CFR 96.131(f) 45 CFR 96.122(g). ............................ 60 1 60 60 60 1 1 1 120 7,230 59 1 120 7,109 ............................ 59 1 ............................ 59 1 ............................ ............................ 45 CFR 96.132(d). 45 CFR 96.134(b). ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ........................ 20 5 ........................ 1 1 ........................ 3,240 10 1 1 7 10 10 1 1 ............................ 10 ............................ 7 State Plan (Covers 2 years). 42 U.S.C. 300x–22(b) .................... ............................ 42 U.S.C. 300x–23 ......................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–27 ......................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–32(b) .................... ............................ ............................ ............................ ......................................................... Waivers ........................................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–24(b)(5)(B) ........... 42 U.S.C. 300x–28(d) .................... 42 U.S.C. 300x– 1(b). 42 U.S.C. 300x– 1(b)(2). 42 U.S.C. 300x– 2(a). ............................ ............................ ............................ 42 U.S.C. 300x–30(c) ..................... ............................ 42 U.S.C. 300x–31(c) ..................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–32(c) ..................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–32(e) .................... 42 U.S.C. 300x–23 ......................... ............................ ............................ ............................ 42 U.S.C. 300x– 2(a)(2). 42 U.S.C 300x– 4(b)(3). 42 U.S.C 300x– 6(b). 42 U.S.C. 300x–3 42 U.S.C. 300x–25 ......................... ............................ 42 U.S.C 300x–65 .......................... ............................ 45 CFR 96.126(c). 45 CFR 96.129(a)(13). 42 CFR Part 54 ......................................................... ............................ ............................ 60/59 1 20 1200 10 1 20 200 60 1 20 1200 ........................ ........................ ........................ 42,373 Report State Plan—MHBG 300x–52(a)—Requirement of Reports and Audits by States—Report 300x–30(b)—Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Regarding State Expenditures—Exclusion of Certain Funds (SABG) 300x–30(d)(2)—MOE— Noncompliance—Submission of Information to Secretary (SABG) 42 U.S.C. 300x–1(b)—Criteria for Plan 42 U.S.C. 300x–1(b)(2)—State Plan for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Certain Individuals—Criteria for Plan— Mental Health System Data and Epidemiology 42 U.S.C. 300x–2(a)—Certain Agreements—Allocations for Systems Integrated Services for Children State Plan—SABG 300x–22(b)—Allocations for Women 300x–23—Intravenous Substance Abuse 300x–27—Priority in Admissions to Treatment 300x–29—Statewide Assessment of Need 300x–32(b)—State Plan VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 300x–31(c)—Restrictions on Expenditure of Grant—Waiver Regarding Construction of Facilities 300x–32(c)—Certain Territories 300x–32(e)—Waiver amendment for 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1927 Waivers—MHBG 300x–2(a)(2)—Allocations for Systems Integrated Services for Children 300x–6(b)—Waiver for Certain Territories Waivers—SABG Recordkeeping 300x–24(b)(5)(B)—Human Immunodeficiency Virus— Requirement regarding Rural Areas 300x–28(d)—Additional Agreements 300x–30(c)—MOE 300x–23—Waiting list 300x–25—Group Homes for Persons in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders 300x–65—Charitable Choice PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 60060 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices TABLE 2—ESTIMATES OF APPLICATION AND REPORTING BURDEN FOR YEAR 2 Number of respondent Number of hours per response Total hours Reporting: SABG ................................................................................ MHBG ............................................................................... Recordkeeping ......................................................................... 60 59 60/59 1 1 1 187 187 40 11,220 11,033 2,360 Combined Burden ............................................................. .............................. .............................. .............................. 24,613 The total annualized burden for the application and reporting is 33,493 hours (42,373 + 24,613 = 66,986/2 years = 33,493). Link for the application: http:// www.samhsa.gov/grants/block-grants. Send comments to Carlos Graham, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fisher Lane, Room 15E57A, Rockville, MD 20852 OR email him a copy at carlos.graham@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by December 28, 2021. Carlos Graham, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–23587 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0137] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed extension, without change, of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per year VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until December 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0137 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2016–0004. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at https://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2016–0004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, telephone number (240) 721–3000 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov and entering USCIS–2016–0004 in the search box. All submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is available via the link in the footer of https://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–765V; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. USCIS uses Form I–765V, Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse, to collect the information needed determine if the applicant is eligible for an initial EAD or renewal EAD as a qualifying abused nonimmigrant spouse. Noncitizens are required to possess an EAD as evidence of work authorization. To be authorized E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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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

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Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on 
proposed collections of information, 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) 276-0361.
    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 leveraging automated data collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and 
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant FY 2022-2023 Plan 
and Report Guidance and Instructions (OMB No. 0930-0168)--Extension

    SAMHSA is requesting approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for an extension of the 2020-21 Community Mental Health 
Services Block Grant (MHBG) and Substance Abuse Prevention and 
Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Application Plan and Report Guidance and 
Instructions.
    Currently, the SABG and the MHBG differ on a number of their 
practices (e.g., data collection at individual or aggregate levels) and 
statutory authorities (e.g., method of calculating MOE, stakeholder 
input requirements for planning, set asides for specific populations or 
programs, etc.). Historically, the Centers within SAMHSA that 
administer these block grants have had different approaches to 
application requirements and reporting. To compound this variation, 
states have different structures for accepting, planning, and 
accounting for the block grants and the prevention set aside within the 
SABG. As a result, how these dollars are spent and what is known about 
the services and clients that receive these funds varies by block grant 
and by state.
    SAMHSA has conveyed that block grant funds must be directed toward 
four purposes: (1) To fund priority treatment and support services for 
individuals without insurance or who cycle in and out of health 
insurance coverage; (2) to fund those priority treatment and support 
services not covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance 
offered through the exchanges and that demonstrate success in improving 
outcomes and/or supporting recovery; (3) to fund universal, selective 
and targeted prevention activities and services; and (4) to collect 
performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of 
behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery support services 
and to plan the implementation of new services on a nationwide basis.
    States will need help to meet future challenges associated with the 
implementation and management of an integrated physical health, mental 
health, and addiction service system. SAMHSA has established standards 
and expectations that will lead to an improved system of care for 
individuals with or at risk of mental and substance use disorders. 
Therefore, this application package continues to fully exercise 
SAMHSA's existing authority regarding states', territories' and the Red 
Lake Band of the Chippewa Tribe's (subsequently referred to as 
``states'') use of block grant funds as they fully integrate behavioral 
health services into the broader health care continuum.
    Consistent with previous applications, the FY 2022-2023 application 
has required sections and other sections where additional information 
is requested. The FY 2022-2023 application requires states to submit a 
face sheet, a table of contents, a behavioral health assessment and 
plan, reports of expenditures and persons served, an executive summary, 
and funding agreements and certifications. In addition, SAMHSA is 
requesting information on key areas that are critical to the states' 
success in addressing health care equity. Therefore, as part of this 
block grant planning process, states should identify promising or 
effective strategies as well as technical assistance needed to 
implement the strategies identified in their plans for FYs 2022 and 
2023.
    Pursuant to the supplemental funding appropriations for the MHBG 
and the SABG found in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Pub. 
L. 116-260] and the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 [Pub. L. 117-2], 
SAMHSA has made changes to the Block Grant Plan and Report requirements 
for FFY 2022 and 2023. These changes are necessary to ensure that funds 
are spent in an appropriate and timely manner. Adjustments were made to 
pre-existing tables in the plan and report. Additionally, six new 
tables were added to the report to capture necessary changes based on 
the priorities of the supplemental funding. For simplification, one 
table was removed from both the plan and the report.
    On the Application Planning document the narrative has been updated 
to reflect new funding streams (COVID-19 and ARP funding). 
Additionally, SABG and MHBG have split their funding tables (table 2 
and table 6) in both the plan and the report to allow for more accurate 
reporting of both standard and supplemental funding. Table 5b has been 
absorbed into Table 5a and Table 5c is now relabeled Table 5b. Tables 
5a and 5b are also now required. On the report there are more changes 
with the addition of six new tables to expenditures section (Table 2b 
on the SABG and Table 2c on the MHBG) and tables recording client 
service levels under the populations and services reports section 
(Tables 10b, 11b and 11c on the SABG and Table 19b on the MHBG). These 
additional tables should not require excessive effort as all data 
should already be being collected by the states for the additional 
funding efforts. Table 5b has also been absorbed into Table 5a for ease 
of response on both the application and reporting process and Table 5c 
has now been relabeled Table 5b and made a required table.
    While the statutory deadlines and block grant award periods remain 
unchanged, SAMHSA encourages states to turn in their application as 
early as possible to allow for a full discussion and review by SAMHSA. 
Applications for the MHBG-only are due no later than September 1, 2021. 
The application for SABG-only is due no later than October 1, 2021. A 
single application for MHBG and SABG combined is due no later than 
September 1, 2021.

Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden

    The estimated annualized burden for the uniform application will 
increase to 33,493 hours to account for recording of the additional 
supplemental funding efforts (approximately 2 hours per state agency). 
Burden estimates are broken out in the following tables showing burden 
separately for Year 1 and Year 2. Year 1 includes the estimates of 
burden for the uniform application and annual reporting. Year 2 
includes the estimates of burden for the recordkeeping and annual 
reporting. The reporting burden remains constant for both years.

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                                            Table 1--Estimates of Application and Reporting Burden for Year 1
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                                                                                                             Number of       Number of
                                    Authorizing        Authorizing        Implementing       Number of     responses per     hours per      Total hours
                                  legislation SABG   legislation MHBG      regulation       respondent         year          response
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                               Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Community Mental Health Services Block Grants
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Reporting......................  Standard Form and
                                  Content.
                                 42 U.S.C. Sec.
                                  300x-32(a).
SABG...........................  Annual Report....  .................  .................  ..............  ..............  ..............          11,190
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  45 CFR 96.122(f).              60               1
                                  52(a).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-30- .................  .................               5               1
                                  b.
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  45 CFR 96.134(d).              60               1
                                  30(d)(2).
MHBG...........................  Annual Report....  .................  .................  ..............  ..............  ..............          11,003
                                                    42 USC Sec.        .................              59               1
                                                     300x-6(a).
                                                    42 U.S.C. 300x-
                                                     52(a).
                                                    42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................              59               1
                                                     4(b)(3)B.
                                 State Plan
                                  (Covers 2 years).
SABG elements..................  42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  45 CFR                         60               1
                                  22(b).                                96.124(c)(1).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-23  .................  45 CFR 96.126(f).              60               1
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-27  .................  45 CFR 96.131(f).              60               1
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  45 CFR 96.122(g).              60               1             120           7,230
                                  32(b).
MHBG elements..................  .................  42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................              59               1             120           7,109
                                                     1(b).
                                                    42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................              59               1
                                                     1(b)(2).
                                                    42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................              59               1
                                                     2(a).
                                 Waivers..........  .................  .................  ..............  ..............  ..............           3,240
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  .................              20               1
                                  24(b)(5)(B).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  45 CFR 96.132(d).               5               1
                                  28(d).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  45 CFR 96.134(b).              10               1
                                  30(c).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  .................               1               1
                                  31(c).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  .................               7               1
                                  32(c).
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................  .................              10
                                  32(e).
                                                    42 U.S.C. 300x-    .................              10
                                                     2(a)(2).
                                                    42 U.S.C 300x-     .................              10
                                                     4(b)(3).
                                                    42 U.S.C 300x-     .................               7
                                                     6(b).
Recordkeeping..................  42 U.S.C. 300x-23  42 U.S.C. 300x-3.  45 CFR 96.126(c).           60/59               1              20            1200
                                 42 U.S.C. 300x-25  .................  45 CFR                         10               1              20             200
                                                                        96.129(a)(13).
                                 42 U.S.C 300x-65.  .................  42 CFR Part 54...              60               1              20            1200
                                                                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Combined Burden............  .................  .................  .................  ..............  ..............  ..............          42,373
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Report
300x-52(a)--Requirement of Reports and Audits by States--Report
300x-30(b)--Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Regarding State Expenditures--
Exclusion of Certain Funds (SABG)
300x-30(d)(2)--MOE--Noncompliance--Submission of Information to 
Secretary (SABG)
State Plan--SABG
300x-22(b)--Allocations for Women
300x-23--Intravenous Substance Abuse
300x-27--Priority in Admissions to Treatment
300x-29--Statewide Assessment of Need
300x-32(b)--State Plan
State Plan--MHBG
42 U.S.C. 300x-1(b)--Criteria for Plan
42 U.S.C. 300x-1(b)(2)--State Plan for Comprehensive Community Mental 
Health Services for Certain Individuals--Criteria for Plan--Mental 
Health System Data and Epidemiology
42 U.S.C. 300x-2(a)--Certain Agreements--Allocations for Systems 
Integrated Services for Children
Waivers--SABG
300x-24(b)(5)(B)--Human Immunodeficiency Virus--Requirement regarding 
Rural Areas
300x-28(d)--Additional Agreements
300x-30(c)--MOE
300x-31(c)--Restrictions on Expenditure of Grant--Waiver Regarding 
Construction of Facilities
300x-32(c)--Certain Territories
300x-32(e)--Waiver amendment for 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1927
Waivers--MHBG
300x-2(a)(2)--Allocations for Systems Integrated Services for Children
300x-6(b)--Waiver for Certain Territories
Recordkeeping
300x-23--Waiting list
300x-25--Group Homes for Persons in Recovery from Substance Use 
Disorders
300x-65--Charitable Choice

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                        Table 2--Estimates of Application and Reporting Burden for Year 2
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                                                             Number of
                                          Number of        responses per     Number of hours      Total hours
                                          respondent            year           per response
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Reporting:
    SABG............................                 60                  1                187             11,220
    MHBG............................                 59                  1                187             11,033
Recordkeeping.......................              60/59                  1                 40              2,360
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    Combined Burden.................  .................  .................  .................             24,613
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    The total annualized burden for the application and reporting is 
33,493 hours (42,373 + 24,613 = 66,986/2 years = 33,493).
    Link for the application: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/block-grants.
    Send comments to Carlos Graham, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
5600 Fisher Lane, Room 15E57A, Rockville, MD 20852 OR email him a copy 
at [email protected]. Written comments should be received by 
December 28, 2021.

Carlos Graham,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-23587 Filed 10-28-21; 8:45 am]
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