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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: Services Accountability Improvement System—(OMB No. 0930-0208)—Revision

The Services Accountability Improvement System (SAIS) is a real-time, performance management system that captures information on the substance abuse treatment and mental health services delivered in the United States. A wide range of client and program information is captured through SAIS for approximately 650 grantees. Continued approval of this information collection will allow SAMHSA to continue to meet Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRMA) reporting requirements that quantify the effects and accomplishments of its discretionary grant programs which are consistent with OMB guidance.

Based on current funding and planned fiscal year 2016 notice of funding announcements (NOFA), the CSAT programs that will use these measures in fiscal years 2016 through 2018 include: Access to Recovery (ATR) 3 and 4; Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC); Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination and Treatment (EADCS); Offender Reentry Program (ORP); Treatment Drug Court (TDC); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Juvenile Drug Courts (OJJDP-JDC); HIV/AIDS Outreach Program; Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services (TCE-HIV); Addictions Treatment for the Homeless (AT-HM); Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI); Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Start Printed Page 69837Homeless Individuals-States (CABHI-States); Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC); Targeted Capacity Expansion- Peer to Peer (TCE-PTP); Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW); Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE); Targeted Capacity Expansion-Health Information Technology (TCE-HIT); Targeted Capacity Expansion Technology Assisted Care (TCE-TAC); Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC); International Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (I-ATTC); State Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination (SAT-ED); Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Juvenile Drug Courts; and Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI). Grantees in the Adult Treatment Court Collaborative program (ATCC) will also provide program-level data using the CSAT Aggregate Instrument.

SAMHSA and its Centers will use the data for annual reporting required by GPRA and for NOMs comparing baseline with discharge and follow-up data. GPRA requires that SAMHSA's report for each fiscal year include actual results of performance monitoring for the three preceding fiscal years. The additional information collected through this process will allow SAMHSA to report on the results of these performance outcomes as well as be consistent with the specific performance domains that SAMHSA is implementing as the NOMs, to assess the accountability and performance of its discretionary and formula grant programs.

Note changes have been made to add the recovery measure questions to the instrument from the previous OMB approval. The recovery measure questions are:

  • How satisfied are you with the conditions of your living space?
  • Have you enough money to meet your needs?
  • How would you rate your quality of life?
  • How satisfied are you with your health?
  • Do you have enough energy for everyday life?
  • How satisfied are you with your ability to perform your daily activities?
  • How satisfied are you with yourself?
  • How satisfied are you with your personal relationships?

Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden CSAT GPRA Client Outcome Measures for Discretionary Programs

SAMHSA Program titleNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal number of responsesBurden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Baseline Interview Includes SBIRT Brief TX and Referral to TX179,6681179,6680.5275,460
Follow-Up Interview 1132,9541143,7340.5260,386
Discharge Interview 293,427194,7200.5239,782
SBIRT Program—Screening Only 3594,1921594,1920.1377,244
SBIRT Program—Brief Intervention Only 4 Baseline111,4111111,411.2022,282
SBIRT Program—Brief Intervention Only Follow-Up 182,444182,444.2016,489
SBIRT Program—Brief Intervention Only Discharge 257,934157,934.2011,587
CSAT Total1,252,0301,252,030338,748
1. It is estimated that 80% of baseline clients will complete this interview.
2. It is estimated that 52% of baseline clients will complete this interview.
3. The estimated number of SBIRT respondents receiving screening services is 80% of the total number SBIRT participants. No further data is collected from these participants.
4. The estimated number of SBIRT respondents receiving brief intervention services is 15% of the total number SBIRT participants.
Note: Numbers may not add to the totals due to rounding and some individual participants completing more than one form.

Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57-B, Rockville, Maryland 20857, OR email a copy to Written comments should be received by December 6, 2016.

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Summer King,


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[FR Doc. 2016-24264 Filed 10-6-16; 8:45 am]