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Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (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.

Proposed Project: Regulations To Implement SAMHSA's Charitable Choice Statutory Provisions—42 CFR parts 54 and 54a (OMB No. 0930-0242)—Revision

Section 1955 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-65), as amended by the Children's Health Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-310) and sections 581-584 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290kk et seq., as added by the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 106-554)), set forth various provisions which aim to ensure that religious organizations are able to compete on an equal footing for Federal funds to provide substance abuse services. These provisions allow religious organizations to offer substance abuse services to individuals without impairing the religious character of the organizations or the religious freedom of the individuals who receive the services. The provisions apply to the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPT BG), to the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) formula grant program, and to certain Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) discretionary grant programs (programs that pay for substance abuse treatment and prevention services, not for certain infrastructure and technical assistance activities). Every effort has been made to assure that the reporting, recordkeeping and disclosure requirements of the proposed regulations allow maximum flexibility in implementation and impose minimum burden.

No changes are being made to the regulations. This revision is for approval of the updated estimate of burden on respondents to provide the information required to be reported by 42 CFR part 54a.8(d) and 54.8(e), respectively, and to ascertain how they are implementing Start Printed Page 10486the disclosure requirements of 54a.8(b) and 54.8(b), respectively. Information on how States comply with the requirements of 42 CFR part 54 was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as part of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant FY 2008-2010 annual application and reporting requirements approved under OMB control number 0930-0080.

42 CFR Citation and PurposeNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal hours
Part 54—States Receiving SAPT Block Grants and/or Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
Reporting
96.122(f)(5) Annual report of activities the State undertook to comply 42 CFR Part 54 (SAPT BG)60160160
54.8(c)(4) Total number of referrals to alternative service providers reported by program participants to States (respondents).
SAPT BG7* 684761476
PATH10550150
54.8 (e) Annual report by PATH grantees on activities undertaken to comply with 42 CFR Part 5456156156
Disclosure
54.8(b) State requires program participants to provide notice to program beneficiaries of their right to referral to an alternative service provider.
SAPT BG60160.053
PATH56156.053
Recordkeeping
54.6(b) Documentation must be maintained to demonstrate significant burden for program participants under 42 U.S.C. 300x-57 or 42 U.S.C. 290cc-33(a)(2) and under 42 U.S.C. 290cc-21 to 290cc-3560160160
Part 54—Subtotal116818708
Part 54a—States, local governments and religious organizations receiving funding under Title V of the PHS Act for substance abuse prevention and treatment services.
Reporting
54a.8(c)(1)(iv) Total number of referrals to alternative service providers reported by program participants to States when they are the responsible unit of government254100.0838
54a(8)(d) Total number of referrals reported to SAMHSA when it is the responsible unit of government. (NOTE: This notification will occur during the course of the regular reports that may be required under the terms of the funding award.)20240.2510
Disclosure
54a.8(b) Program participant notice to program beneficiaries of rights to referral to an alternative service provider1,46011,46011,460
Part 54a—Subtotal1,5051,6001,478
Total1,6212,4182,186
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Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by April 7, 2010 to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202-395-5806.

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Dated: March 1, 2010.

Elaine Parry,

Director, Office of Program Services.

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[FR Doc. 2010-4807 Filed 3-5-10; 8:45 am]

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