[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Pages 12980-12981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5313]



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    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

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respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Access to Recovery (ATR) Program (OMB No. 0930-

    The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is charged with 
implementing the Access to Recovery (ATR) program which will allow 
grantees (States, Territories, the District of Columbia and Tribal 
Organizations) a means to implement voucher programs for substance 
abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services. The ATR program 
is part of a Presidential initiative to: (1) Provide client choice 
among substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support service 
providers, (2) expand access to a comprehensive array of clinical 
treatment and recovery support options (including faith-based 
programmatic options), and (3) increase substance abuse treatment 
capacity. Monitoring outcomes, tracking costs, and preventing waste, 
fraud and abuse to ensure accountability and effectiveness in the use 
of Federal funds are also important elements of the ATR program. 
Grantees, as a contingency of their award, are responsible for 
collecting Voucher Information (VI) [OMB (OMB No. 0930-0266); 
Expiration Date 05/31/2011] and Voucher Transaction (VT) [(OMB No. 
0930-0266; 05/31/2011)] data from their clients.
    The primary purpose of this data collection activity is to meet the 
reporting requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA) by allowing SAMHSA to quantify the effects and accomplishments 
of SAMHSA programs. The following table is an estimated annual response 
burden for this effort.

                                                         Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden \1\
                                                                                                                                             Total hour
                                                          Number of     Responses       Total       Hours per    Total hour    Total wage       cost/
              Center/form/respondent type                respondents       per        responses     response       burden         cost       respondent
                                                                       respondent                                                                \1\
Voucher information and transaction...................       53,333           1.5        80,000           .03         2,400        $18.40       $44,160
\1\ This table represents the maximum additional burden if adult respondents for ATR provide responses/data at an estimated hourly wage (from 2010
  Bureau of Labor Statistics).

    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 8-1099, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and e-mail a copy 
to summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Elaine Parry,
Director, Office of Management, Technology and Operations.
[FR Doc. 2011-5313 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]