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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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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.

Project: 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (OMB No. 0930-0110)—Revision

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is a survey of the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 years old or 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, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to Start Printed Page 37838establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources.

The introduction of a new sample design is planned for the 2014 NSDUH. In addition to moving towards a proportional allocation by state, the 2014 sample design places more sample in the 26 or older age groups than in previous designs to more accurately estimate drug use and related mental health measures among the aging drug use population. An additional stage of selection was also added to aid in the possible adoption of address-based sampling in the future. The questionnaire content for the 2014 NSDUH will remain identical to what was administered in 2013, with the exception of updates to year references and the State-specific Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program names. Making minimal changes to the instrument will allow SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) to isolate the effects of the revised sample design in the 2014 NSDUH and to prepare for the 2015 NSDUH redesign.

As with all NSDUH/NHSDA [1] surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the survey for 2014 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 in Table 1.

Table 1—Annualized Estimated Respondent Burden for 2014 NSDUH

InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
Household Screening119,1811119,1810.0839,892
Screening Verification3,57513,5750.067240
Interview Verification10,126110,1260.067678

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by July 24, 2013 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

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Summer King,


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1.  Prior to 2002, the NSDUH was referred to as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA).

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[FR Doc. 2013-14901 Filed 6-21-13; 8:45 am]