2018-11536. Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (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: 2019 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 establish policy, to direct program activities, and to better allocate resources.

    While NSDUH must be updated periodically to reflect changing substance use and mental health issues and to continue producing current data, only the following minor changes are planned for the 2019 NSDUH: (1) Adding a brief series of questions on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioids and alcohol; and, (2) including other minor wording changes to improve the flow of the interview, to increase respondent comprehension, or to be consistent with text in other questions.

    The series of MAT questions seeks to identify medications prescribed by health professionals to help reduce or stop the use of opioids and alcohol. Including these questions in NSDUH will allow SAMHSA to provide the first known national-level estimates on the use of MAT for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder.

    As with all NSDUH surveys conducted since 1999, including those prior to 2002 when the NSDUH was referred to as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, the sample size of the survey for 2019 will be sufficient to permit prevalence estimates for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The total annual burden estimate is shown below in Table 1:

    Table 1—Annualized Estimated Burden for 2019 NSDUH

    InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
    Household Screening137,2311137,2310.08311,390
    Screening Verification4,11614,1160.067276
    Interview Verification10,126110,1260.067678
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by June 29, 2018 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 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: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. 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: OMB, 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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    [FR Doc. 2018-11536 Filed 5-29-18; 8:45 am]

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Health and Human Services Department
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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24810-24811 (2 pages)
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