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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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: 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health—(OMB No. 0930-0110)—Revision

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), formerly the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), is a survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States 12 years old and 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, ONDCP, Federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources.

For the 2008 NSDUH, additional questions are being planned regarding suicide ideation and impairment from mental health issues. An embedded split-sample study is being planned to determine which one of two mental health disability scales to include in future NSDUH survey years. The two disability scales will be evaluated by using the SCID-I/NP as a follow-up interview with a subsample of respondents.

Other questionnaire changes include deletion of questions about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, adoption of a reduced set of income questions which were tested in 2006 and 2007, and routing of Adderall, Ambien, Ketamine, DMT, AMT, “Foxy” and salvia divinorum users into the questions on drug dependence and abuse. For half of the adult population, the respondent burden will remain at 60 minutes per interview. However, due to the length of one of the disability scales, the other half of the adult population may have respondent burden of up to 61 minutes.

As with all NSDUH/NHSDA surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the survey for 2008 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:

ActivityNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per respondentTotal burden hours
Household Screening182,2501.08315,127
Clinical Follow-up1,50011.01,500
Screening Verification5,4941.067368
Interview Verification10,1251.067678
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Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7-1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and e-mail her a copy at Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: April 27, 2007.

Elaine Parry,

Acting Director, Office of Program Services.

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[FR Doc. E7-8452 Filed 5-2-07; 8:45 am]