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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Online Skills Training for PCPs on Substance Abuse

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register in Vol. 75 No. 144, pages 44265-44266, on July 28, 2010 and allowed 60 days for public comment. One public comment was received on the instruments outlined in the 60-day notice. A response to this request was sent to the interested party. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

5 CFR 1320.5 (General requirements) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements: Final Rule requires that the agency inform the potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection:

Title: Online Skills Training for PCPs on Substance Abuse.

Type of Information Collection Request: New.

Need and Use of Information Collection: This research will evaluate the effectiveness of the Online Skills Training for PCPs on Substance Abuse, via the Web site, to positively impact the knowledge, attitudes, intended behaviors and clinical skills of primary care physicians in the U.S. who treat substance abuse patients. The Online Skills Training for PCPs on Substance Abuse is a new program developed with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The primary goal is to assess the impact of the training program on knowledge, attitude, intended behavior, and clinical skills. A secondary goal is to assess learner satisfaction with the program. If the program is a success, there will be a new, proven resource available to primary care physicians to improve their ability to assess and treat substance use disorders. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, information will be collected from primary care physicians before exposure to the Web based materials (pre-test), after exposure to the Web based materials (post-test), and 4-6 weeks after the program has been completed (follow-up).

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Primary care physicians who treat patients who have substance abuse.

Type of Respondents: Physicians.

The annual reporting burden is as follows:

Estimated Number of Respondents: 80.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.

Average Burden Hours per Response: 0.75.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 180.

The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $13,500. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report.

Type of respondentsEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated annual burden hours requested
Primary care physicians8030.75180

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Quandra Scudder, Project Officer, NIH/NIDA/CCTN, Room 3105, MSC 9557, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-9557 or e-mail your request, including your address to

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: January 4, 2011.

Mary Affeldt,

Executive Officer, (OM Director) NIDA.

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[FR Doc. 2011-381 Filed 1-10-11; 8:45 am]