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Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-20543
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Rural Health, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee (VRHAC). The Committee advises the Secretary on ways to improve and enhance access to VA healthcare services for enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas and the identification of barriers to providing services. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20511
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20479
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Availability of Educational Licensing, and Certification Records) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-20365
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Nursing Home Information in Connection With Claim for Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-0779))
Document Number: 2016-20364
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.214-70, Caution to Bidder-Bid Envelopes); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20363
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of Acquisitions and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its respondent total, burden; and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection: (Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.270-3, Purchase of Shellfish); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its respondent total, burden; and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.211-71, Special Notice); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-70, Service Data Manual); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-72, Technical Industry Standards); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20341
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection: VA Form 22-1999v (Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment)
Document Number: 2016-20340
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Transfer of Scholastic Credit (Schools) (FL-315))
Document Number: 2016-20339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Form Letter 5-127, Inquiry Concerning Applicant for Employment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20338
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Burial Benefits (Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23), VA Form 21P-530); Activity: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-20337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-20217
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently entitled ``My HealtheVet Administrative Records-VA'' (130VA19) as set forth in the Federal Register 75 FR 70365. VA is amending the system by revising the System Number, System Location, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, Records Source Categories, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Retention and Disposal, System Manager, Record Access Procedure, and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
MyVA Federal Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2016-19591
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e) (4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled ``VA National Cemetery Pre-Need Eligibility Determination Records''VA (SORN # 175VA41A).
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2016-19400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has renewed the charters for the following statutorily authorized Federal advisory committees for a two-year period, beginning the on the dates listed below:
Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant Program (“VEPFS program”)
Document Number: 2016-19304
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 3119 to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accomplishing employment rehabilitation for Veterans with a Service-connected Disability. VA will award grants on the basis of an eligible entity's proposed use of a Pay for Success (PFS) strategy to achieve goals. This Notice includes the general process for awarding the grant, criteria and parameters for evaluating grant applications, priorities related to the award of a grant, and general requirements and guidance for administering a VEPFS grant program.
Agency Information Collection; Status of Loan Account-Foreclosure or Other Liquidation, VA Form 26-0971; Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-19300
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Skin Conditions
Document Number: 2016-18695
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that addresses skin conditions. The purpose of these changes is to incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, update current medical terminology, and provide clear evaluation criteria. The proposed rule reflects advances in medical knowledge, recommendations from the Skin Disorders Work Group, which is comprised of subject matter experts from both the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans Health Administration, and comments from experts and the public gathered as part of a public forum. The public forum, focusing on revisions to the skin conditions section of the VASRD, was held in January 2012.
Fund Availability under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2016-19163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas. This Notice of Funding Availability (Notice) contains information concerning the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program, grant renewal application process, and amount of funding available.
Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-18721
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) under the authority of the U.S.C. to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accomplishing employment rehabilitation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. VA will award grants on the basis of an eligible entity's proposed use of a Pay for Success (PFS) strategy to achieve goals. This interim final rule establishes regulations for awarding a VEPFS grant, including the general process for awarding the grant, criteria and parameters for evaluating grant applications, priorities related to the award of a grant, and general requirements and guidance for administering a VEPFS grant program.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18875
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Release of VA Records Relating to HIV
Document Number: 2016-18660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations governing the release of VA medical records. Specifically, VA proposes to eliminate the restriction on protecting a negative test result for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV testing is a common practice today in healthcare and the stigma of testing that may have been seen in the 1980s when HIV was first discovered is no longer prevalent. Continuing to protect negative HIV tests causes delays and an unnecessary burden to veterans when VA tries to share electronic medical information with the veterans' outside providers for their treatment through health information exchange efforts. For this same reason, VA would also eliminate negative test results of sickle cell anemia as protected medical information. This proposed rule would eliminate the current barriers to electronic medical information exchange.
Agency Information Collection (Statement of Disappearance, VA Form 21P-1775) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-18098
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Application of Refund of Educational Contributions) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-18097
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17886
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Document Number: 2016-17873
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (hereinafter referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee was established pursuant to Public Law 105-368, Section 104, to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) on the proposed research studies, plans, and strategies related to understanding and treating the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theatre of operations during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. In accordance with the statute and the Committee's current charter, the majority of the membership shall consist of non-Federal employees, appointed by the Secretary from the general public, serving as Special Government employees. The Committee provides, not later than December 1 of each year, an annual report summarizing its activities for the preceding year. The Secretary appoints Committee members for a period of 2 to 3 years. A term of service for any member may not exceed 3 years, but the Secretary may reappoint a member for an additional term of service. Self-nominations and nominations of non-Veterans will be accepted. Any letters of nomination from organizations or other individuals should accompany the package when it is submitted. In accordance with recently revised guidance regarding the ban on lobbyists serving as members of advisory boards and commissions, Federally-registered lobbyists are prohibited from serving on Federal advisory committees in an individual capacity. Additional information regarding this issue can be found at: www.federalregister.gov/articles/ 2014/08/13/2014-19140/revised-guidance-on-appointment-of-lobb yists-to- federal-advisory-committees-boards-and-commissions.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2016-17624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This rulemaking would clarify VA's procedures for continuing to fund SSVF Program services in communities that have lost grants due to the non-renewal or termination of services of an existing award to a grantee by awarding non-renewed or deobligated funds to other existing SSVF grantees in or near the affected community. This award of non-renewed or deobligated funds would prevent potential access issues associated with grant termination. This rulemaking would also reduce the number of satisfaction surveys grantees are required to provide to participants in order to reduce the burden on grantees and participants.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting; Amendment
Document Number: 2016-17363
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application) (VA Form 26-1802A) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certification Records); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment Government Life Insurance (VA Form 29-4125) and Claim for Monthly Payments Government Life Insurance (29-4125a)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Educational Assistance To Supplement Tuition Assistance) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17341
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine claimants' eligibility for educational assistance to supplement tuition assistance.
Proposed Information Collection (Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-73, Brand Name or Equal) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17340
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Monthly Certification of Flight Training VA Form 22-6553c) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection: (Designation of Beneficiary) (29-336) Activity: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17338
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Loan Service Report) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Pension Claim Questionnaire for Farm Income, VA Form 21P-4165); Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (VALERI) System); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17335
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA Claimants
Document Number: 2016-17052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking would allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recognize tribal organizations in a similar manner as the Secretary recognizes State organizations. The proposed rule would allow a tribal organization that is established and funded by one or more tribal governments to be recognized for the purpose of providing assistance on VA benefit claims. In addition, the proposed rule would allow an employee of a tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization in a similar manner as a County Veterans' Service Officer (CVSO) may become accredited through a recognized State organization. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to improve access of Native American veterans to VA-recognized organizations and VA- accredited individuals who may assist them on their benefit claims.
Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans
Document Number: 2016-16917
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect a statutory mandate that VA provide health care to certain veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for at least 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1956. The law requires VA to furnish hospital care and medical services for these veterans for certain illnesses and conditions that may be attributed to exposure to toxins in the water system at Camp Lejeune. This rule does not address the statutory provision requiring VA to provide health care to these veterans' family members; regulations applicable to such family members will be promulgated through a separate final rule.
Prescriptions in Alaska and U.S. Territories and Possessions
Document Number: 2016-16908
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is removing its medical regulation that governs medications provided in Alaska and territories and possessions of the United States because this regulation is otherwise subsumed by another VA medical regulation related to provision of medications that are prescribed by non-VA providers.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-16640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Enrollment and Eligibility Records-VA'' (147VA16) as set forth in 73 FR 15847. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number, System Location, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Category of Records in the System, Authority for Maintenance of the System, Purpose, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Storage, Safeguards, Retention and Disposal, and Record Source Category. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Authority To Solicit Gifts and Donations
Document Number: 2016-16234
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its National Cemeteries regulation on the prohibition of officials and employees of VA from soliciting contributions from the public or authorizing the use of their names, name of the Secretary, or the name of VA for the purpose of making a gift or donation to VA. The amended regulation gives the Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs (USMA), or his designee, authority to solicit gifts and donations, which include monetary donations, in-kind goods and services, and personal property, or authorize the use of their names, the name of the Secretary, or the name of VA by an individual or organization in any campaign or drive for donation of money or articles to VA for the purpose of beautifying, or for the benefit of, one or more national cemeteries.