Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Homes, 73441-73442 [2013-29105]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Rules and Regulations a. Redesignating entry (c.)4 as (b.)21, and ■ b. Redesignating entries (c.)5 through (c.)12, as (c.)4 through (c.)11, respectively. ■ PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 6. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. § 165.506 [Amended] 7. In § 165.506, amend the Table to § 165.506 by: ■ a. Redesignating entries (c.)1, (c.)2, and (c.)3, as (b.)23, (b.)24, and (b.)25, respectively, and ■ b. Redesignating entries (c.)4 through (c.)24, as (c.)1 through (c.)21, respectively. ■ Dated: December 2, 2013. Katia Cervoni, Interim Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2013–29102 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 59 RIN 2900–AO60 Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Homes Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This rule adopts as final, without change, an interim final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing prioritization of State applications for VA grants for the construction or acquisition of State home facilities that furnish domiciliary, nursing home, or adult day health care to veterans. As amended, the regulation gives preference to State applications that would use grant funds solely or primarily (under certain circumstances) to remedy cited life or safety deficiencies. This rulemaking also makes certain necessary technical amendments to regulations governing State home grants. DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective December 6, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward A. Litvin, Director, Capital maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 Asset Management and Support (10NA5), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 8571. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2013, at 78 FR 21262, VA amended 38 CFR 59.50, which contains VA’s regulations governing applications by States for grant funds to support the acquisition, construction, expansion, remodeling or alteration by States of State home facilities that furnish domiciliary, nursing home, or adult day health care to veterans, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 8135. The interim final rule changed the way that VA prioritizes the applications for the construction grant funds each fiscal year. As amended, the regulation gives preference to State applications that would use grant funds solely or primarily (under certain circumstances) to remedy cited life or safety deficiencies. This rulemaking also makes certain necessary technical amendments. The interim final rule was effective immediately upon publication and provided a 60-day comment period, which ended on June 10, 2013. VA received no public comments and therefore makes no changes to the regulation. Based on the rationale set forth in the interim final rule, VA is adopting the interim final rule as a final rule with no changes. Administrative Procedure Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3), the Secretary of Veterans Affairs concluded that there was good cause to publish this rule without prior opportunity for public comment and to publish this rule with an immediate effective date. The Secretary found that it was contrary to the public interest to delay this rule for the purpose of soliciting advance public comment or to have a delayed effective date because this regulation will help VA ensure that veterans’ lives and safety are protected in State homes. Effect of Rulemaking Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as revised by this final rulemaking, represents VA’s implementation of its legal authority on this subject. Other than future amendments to this regulation or governing statutes, no contrary guidance or procedures are authorized. All existing or subsequent VA guidance must be read to conform with this rulemaking if possible or, if not possible, such guidance is superseded by this rulemaking. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 73441 Paperwork Reduction Act This final rule contains no provisions constituting a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521). Regulatory Flexibility Act The Secretary hereby certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as they are defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601–612. This final rule will directly affect only States and will not directly affect small entities. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), this rulemaking is exempt from the initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis requirements of 5 U.S.C. 603 and 604. Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, when regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity). Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review) emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility. Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) defines a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ requiring review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) unless OMB waives such review, as ‘‘any regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles set forth in this Executive Order.’’ VA has examined the economic, interagency, budgetary, legal, and policy implications of this regulatory action, and it has been determined not to be a significant regulatory action under E:\FR\FM\06DER1.SGM 06DER1 73442 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Executive Order 12866. VA’s impact analysis can be found as a supporting document at http:// www.regulations.gov, usually within 48 hours after the rulemaking document is published. Additionally, a copy of the rulemaking and its impact analysis are available on VA’s Web site at http:// www1.va.gov/orpm, by following the link for ‘‘VA Regulations Published.’’ Unfunded Mandates The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 requires, at 2 U.S.C. 1532, that agencies prepare an assessment of anticipated costs and benefits before issuing any rule that may result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more (adjusted annually for inflation) in any one year. This final rule will have no such effect on State, local, and tribal governments, or on the private sector. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers and titles for the programs affected by this document are 64.005, Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities; 64.008, Veterans Domiciliary Care; 64.009, Veterans Medical Care Benefits; 64.010, Veterans Nursing Home Care; 64.014, Veterans State Domiciliary Care; 64.015, Veterans State Nursing Home Care; 64.016, Veterans State Hospital Care; 64.018, Sharing Specialized Medical Resources; 64.022, Veterans Home Based Primary Care; 64.024, VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program; and 64.026, Veterans State Adult Day Health Care. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jose D. Riojas, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on October 31, 2013, for publication. List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 59 Administrative practice and procedure, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, Claims, Day care, Dental health, Drug abuse, Foreign relations, Government contracts, Grant programs—health, Grant programs—veterans, Health care, Health facilities, Health professions, Health records, Homeless, Medical and dental schools, Medical devices, Medical research, Mental health VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 programs, Nursing homes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Travel and transportation expenses, Veterans. Dated: December 2, 2013. Robert C. McFetridge, Director of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. PART 59—GRANTS TO STATES FOR CONSTRUCTION OR ACQUISITION OF STATE HOMES Based on the rationale set forth in the Federal Register at 78 FR 21262 on April 10, 2013, VA is adopting the interim final rule as a final rule with no changes. [FR Doc. 2013–29105 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2013–0650; FRL–9903– 78–Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; State Boards Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision addresses the State Boards’ requirements for all criteria pollutants of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). SUMMARY: This rule is effective on February 4, 2014 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse written comment by January 6, 2014. If EPA receives such comments, it will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R03–OAR–2013–0650 by one of the following methods: A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. Email: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov. C. Mail: EPA–R03–OAR–2013–0650, Cristina Fernandez, Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Air Protection Division, Mailcode 3AP30, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. D. Hand Delivery: At the previouslylisted EPA Region III address. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 73441-73442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29105]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 59

RIN 2900-AO60


Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Homes

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule adopts as final, without change, an interim final 
rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations 
governing prioritization of State applications for VA grants for the 
construction or acquisition of State home facilities that furnish 
domiciliary, nursing home, or adult day health care to veterans. As 
amended, the regulation gives preference to State applications that 
would use grant funds solely or primarily (under certain circumstances) 
to remedy cited life or safety deficiencies. This rulemaking also makes 
certain necessary technical amendments to regulations governing State 
home grants.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective December 6, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward A. Litvin, Director, Capital 
Asset Management and Support (10NA5), Veterans Health Administration, 
810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-8571. (This is 
not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In an interim final rule published in the 
Federal Register on April 10, 2013, at 78 FR 21262, VA amended 38 CFR 
59.50, which contains VA's regulations governing applications by States 
for grant funds to support the acquisition, construction, expansion, 
remodeling or alteration by States of State home facilities that 
furnish domiciliary, nursing home, or adult day health care to 
veterans, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 8135. The interim final rule 
changed the way that VA prioritizes the applications for the 
construction grant funds each fiscal year. As amended, the regulation 
gives preference to State applications that would use grant funds 
solely or primarily (under certain circumstances) to remedy cited life 
or safety deficiencies. This rulemaking also makes certain necessary 
technical amendments. The interim final rule was effective immediately 
upon publication and provided a 60-day comment period, which ended on 
June 10, 2013. VA received no public comments and therefore makes no 
changes to the regulation.
    Based on the rationale set forth in the interim final rule, VA is 
adopting the interim final rule as a final rule with no changes.

Administrative Procedure Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3), the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs concluded that there was good cause to publish this 
rule without prior opportunity for public comment and to publish this 
rule with an immediate effective date. The Secretary found that it was 
contrary to the public interest to delay this rule for the purpose of 
soliciting advance public comment or to have a delayed effective date 
because this regulation will help VA ensure that veterans' lives and 
safety are protected in State homes.

Effect of Rulemaking

    Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as revised by this 
final rulemaking, represents VA's implementation of its legal authority 
on this subject. Other than future amendments to this regulation or 
governing statutes, no contrary guidance or procedures are authorized. 
All existing or subsequent VA guidance must be read to conform with 
this rulemaking if possible or, if not possible, such guidance is 
superseded by this rulemaking.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule contains no provisions constituting a collection of 
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521).

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Secretary hereby certifies that this final rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
as they are defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-
612. This final rule will directly affect only States and will not 
directly affect small entities. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), 
this rulemaking is exempt from the initial and final regulatory 
flexibility analysis requirements of 5 U.S.C. 603 and 604.

Executive Order 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, when 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, and other advantages; distributive impacts; 
and equity). Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory 
Review) emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility. 
Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) defines a 
``significant regulatory action,'' requiring review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) unless OMB waives such review, as ``any 
regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) Have 
an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely 
affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, 
productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or 
safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) 
Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action 
taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary 
impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the 
rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal 
or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President's 
priorities, or the principles set forth in this Executive Order.''
    VA has examined the economic, interagency, budgetary, legal, and 
policy implications of this regulatory action, and it has been 
determined not to be a significant regulatory action under

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Executive Order 12866. VA's impact analysis can be found as a 
supporting document at http://www.regulations.gov, usually within 48 
hours after the rulemaking document is published. Additionally, a copy 
of the rulemaking and its impact analysis are available on VA's Web 
site at http://www1.va.gov/orpm, by following the link for ``VA 
Regulations Published.''

Unfunded Mandates

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 requires, at 2 U.S.C. 
1532, that agencies prepare an assessment of anticipated costs and 
benefits before issuing any rule that may result in the expenditure by 
State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the 
private sector, of $100 million or more (adjusted annually for 
inflation) in any one year. This final rule will have no such effect on 
State, local, and tribal governments, or on the private sector.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers

    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers and titles for 
the programs affected by this document are 64.005, Grants to States for 
Construction of State Home Facilities; 64.008, Veterans Domiciliary 
Care; 64.009, Veterans Medical Care Benefits; 64.010, Veterans Nursing 
Home Care; 64.014, Veterans State Domiciliary Care; 64.015, Veterans 
State Nursing Home Care; 64.016, Veterans State Hospital Care; 64.018, 
Sharing Specialized Medical Resources; 64.022, Veterans Home Based 
Primary Care; 64.024, VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program; 
and 64.026, Veterans State Adult Day Health Care.

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jose D. 
Riojas, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this 
document on October 31, 2013, for publication.

List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 59

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, 
Claims, Day care, Dental health, Drug abuse, Foreign relations, 
Government contracts, Grant programs--health, Grant programs--veterans, 
Health care, Health facilities, Health professions, Health records, 
Homeless, Medical and dental schools, Medical devices, Medical 
research, Mental health programs, Nursing homes, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Travel and transportation expenses, 
Veterans.

    Dated: December 2, 2013.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of the General 
Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

PART 59--GRANTS TO STATES FOR CONSTRUCTION OR ACQUISITION OF STATE 
HOMES

    Based on the rationale set forth in the Federal Register at 78 FR 
21262 on April 10, 2013, VA is adopting the interim final rule as a 
final rule with no changes.

[FR Doc. 2013-29105 Filed 12-5-13; 8:45 am]
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