Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces, 25233-25235 [2015-10358]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Dated: April 24, 2015. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–10377 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0241] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, Alameda, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Alameda County highway drawbridge at Park Street across the Oakland Inner Harbor, mile 5.2, at Alameda, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary repairs and rehabilitation of the bridge. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double leaf, bascule-style drawbridge during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 p.m. on May 11, 2015 to 5 a.m. on August 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0241], is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alameda County has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Alameda County highway bridge at Park Street, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 mile 5.2, over Oakland Inner Harbor, at Alameda, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides horizontal clearance of 241 feet between pier fenders. During single leaf operation, horizontal clearance is reduced to approximately 100 feet. The drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 15 feet above Mean High Water in the closedto-navigation position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open-tonavigation position. As required by 33 CFR 117.181, the draw opens on signal; except that, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels. However, the draw shall open during the above closed periods for vessels which must for reasons of safety, move on a tide or slack water, if at least two hours notice is given. Navigation on the waterway is commercial, recreational, emergency and law enforcement vessels. During the deviation period, the drawspan will be operated with only one leaf between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, while the opposite leaf will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position for rehabilitation. A two hour advance notice will be required from vessel operators for a double leaf opening. At night and on weekends, the drawbridge will resume the normal double leaf operation, when work is not being performed on the bridge. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for larger vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the waterway users via our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: April 24, 2015. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–10373 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25233 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 77 RIN 2900–AP07 Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to establish a new program to provide grants to eligible entities to provide adaptive sports activities to disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. This rulemaking is necessary to implement a change in the law that authorizes VA to make grants to entities other than the United States Olympic Committee for adaptive sports programs. It establishes procedures for evaluating grant applications under this grant program, and otherwise administering the grant program. This rule implements section 5 of the VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013. SUMMARY: Effective Date: This final rule is effective May 4, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael F. Welch, Program Specialist, Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (002C), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632–7136. (This is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA is required by 38 U.S.C. 521A to ‘‘carry out a program under which the Secretary may make grants to eligible entities for planning, developing, managing, and implementing programs to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.’’ On July 1, 2014, VA published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, 79 FR 37211, establishing regulations for conducting the grant program including evaluation of grant applications and otherwise administering the grant program in accordance with the law. Interested persons were invited to submit written comments on or before September 2, 2014. We received two comments on the interim final rule from two individuals. One commenter praised the adaptive sports programs described in the interim final rule, noting that they ‘‘would be beneficial in so many ways’’ for disabled veterans, and stated that taking care of veterans ‘‘should be one of the highest, if not the DATES: E:\FR\FM\04MYR1.SGM 04MYR1 25234 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Rules and Regulations highest, priorities of our government.’’ We agree that these programs are very beneficial to disabled veterans and appreciate the comment. Another commenter also stated that adaptive sports programs would be beneficial for disabled veterans and urged the Federal government to ‘‘provide ways for these people to enjoy live [sic] to their fullest.’’ The commenter noted that these programs will help them reintegrate into society. We agree with the commenter these programs are beneficial and VA will continue to explore ways to improve the lives of disabled veterans. However, VA does not make any changes based on the submitted comments. We are making a minor technical correction. The interim final rule text failed to include an authority citation. Therefore, we are adding the authority citation in this final rule. For the reasons stated above, the interim final rule is adopted with change. Effect of Rulemaking The Code of Federal Regulations, as revised by this rulemaking, represents the exclusive legal authority on this subject. No contrary rules or procedures will be authorized. All VA guidance will be read to conform with this rulemaking if possible or, if not possible, such guidance will be superseded by this rulemaking. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Administrative Procedure Act In the interim final rule, 79 FR 37211, 37216, VA cited section 5 of Public Law 113–59 (December 20, 2013) as the authority to issue the rulemaking without prior notice and opportunity to comment. As previously discussed, VA received two comments. Before issuing this final rule, VA considered both of the comments which supported the rulemaking and did not warrant any change to the rulemaking. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (at 44 U.S.C. 3507) requires VA to consider the impact of paperwork and other information collection burdens imposed on the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a), an agency may not collect or sponsor the collection of information, nor may it impose an information collection requirement unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. See also 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3)(vi). This final rule contains approved information collections that are within the scope of OMB control numbers 4040–0004 (formerly 0348–0043) for Standard Form 424 and 4040–0008 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 (formerly 0348–0041) for Standard Form 424C. The final rule also contains provisions that constitute a new information collection. We summarized and sought public comment on these provisions, found in §§ 77.4, 77.8, 77.9, 77.13, 77.16, and 77.19, in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2014. 79 FR 37211. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (at 44 U.S.C. 3507(d)), VA submitted the collection to OMB for its review. OMB approved the new information collection and assigned OMB control number 2900– 0820. This final rule updates §§ 77.4, 77.8, 77.9, 77.13, 77.16, and 77.19 by adding this new control number and updates §§ 77.4, 77.6, and 77.9 by removing the references to obsolete OMB control numbers 0348–0041 and 0348–0043 and inserting in their place OMB control numbers 4040–0008 and 4040–0004, respectively. 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. Due to demographic, economic, infrastructure, and many other factors, a large percentage of small adaptive sports entities do not have sufficient participants, programs and outreach to qualify as an eligible entity under Public Law 113–59. In regions where the disabled veteran population is small relative to participants needed in the entity’s applicable adaptive sports areas of expertise, an adaptive sports entity faces constraints in developing a viable grant program. Therefore, the number of small adaptive sports entities involved will be few and their existing programs that meet threshold criteria for eligibility will indicate competence to conduct a viable adaptive sports grant program. There will be no economic impact on any of the eligible entities, as they are not required to provide matching funds to obtain the maximum grant allowance as established under 38 U.S.C. 521A. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), this rulemaking is exempt from the initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis requirements of sections 603 and 604. Executive Orders 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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (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,’’ which requires review by 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.’’ The economic, interagency, budgetary, legal, and policy implications of this final rule have been examined, and it has been determined not to be a significant regulatory action under 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:// www.va.gov/orpm/, by following the link for VA Regulations Published from FY 2004 through FYTD. 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 The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number and title for the program affected by this document is E:\FR\FM\04MYR1.SGM 04MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 64.034, Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces. 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 April 16, 2015, for publication. § 77.8 Additional requirements and procedures for applications. * * * * * (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900–0820.) 5. In § 77.9, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to read as follows: ■ § 77.9 * Use of pre-applications. * * * * (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control numbers 2900–0820, 4040–0004 for Standard Form 424, and 4040–0008 for Standard Form 424C.) 6. In § 77.13, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to read as follows: ■ List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 77 Administrative practice and procedure, Grant programs—health, Grant programs—veterans, Health care, Health facilities, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Travel and transportation expenses, Veterans. Dated: April 29, 2015 Jeffrey M. Martin, Program Manager, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. Accordingly, the interim final rule amending 38 CFR chapter I by adding a new part 77 that was published at 79 FR 37211 on July 1, 2014, is adopted as a final rule with the following changes: § 77.13 Applications for noncompetitive adaptive sports grants. * * * * * (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900–0820.) 7. In § 77.16, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to read as follows: ■ § 77.16 * Grantee reporting requirements. * * * * (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900–0820.) 8. In § 77.19, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to read as follows: ■ PART 77—GRANTS FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR DISABLED VETERANS AND DISABLED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES § 77.19 1. The authority citation is added to read as follows: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501, 521A, unless otherwise noted. (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900–0820.) [FR Doc. 2015–10358 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] ■ * Financial management. * * * * BILLING CODE 8320–01–P 2. In § 77.4, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to read as follows: ■ § 77.4 * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Applications. * * * * (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control numbers 2900–0820, 4040–0004 for Standard Form 424, and 4040–0008 for Standard Form 424C.) 3. In § 77.6, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to read as follows: ■ § 77.6 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * Amendments to grant applications. * * * * (OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 4040–0004 for Standard Form 424 and 4040–0008 for Standard Form 424C.) 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 85 (Monday, May 4, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 25233-25235]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10358]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 77

RIN 2900-AP07


Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and 
Disabled Members of the Armed Forces

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
regulations to establish a new program to provide grants to eligible 
entities to provide adaptive sports activities to disabled veterans and 
disabled members of the Armed Forces. This rulemaking is necessary to 
implement a change in the law that authorizes VA to make grants to 
entities other than the United States Olympic Committee for adaptive 
sports programs. It establishes procedures for evaluating grant 
applications under this grant program, and otherwise administering the 
grant program. This rule implements section 5 of the VA Expiring 
Authorities Extension Act of 2013.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective May 4, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael F. Welch, Program Specialist, 
Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (002C), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20420, (202) 632-7136. (This is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA is required by 38 U.S.C. 521A to ``carry 
out a program under which the Secretary may make grants to eligible 
entities for planning, developing, managing, and implementing programs 
to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and 
disabled members of the Armed Forces.'' On July 1, 2014, VA published 
an interim final rule in the Federal Register, 79 FR 37211, 
establishing regulations for conducting the grant program including 
evaluation of grant applications and otherwise administering the grant 
program in accordance with the law.
    Interested persons were invited to submit written comments on or 
before September 2, 2014. We received two comments on the interim final 
rule from two individuals. One commenter praised the adaptive sports 
programs described in the interim final rule, noting that they ``would 
be beneficial in so many ways'' for disabled veterans, and stated that 
taking care of veterans ``should be one of the highest, if not the

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highest, priorities of our government.'' We agree that these programs 
are very beneficial to disabled veterans and appreciate the comment.
    Another commenter also stated that adaptive sports programs would 
be beneficial for disabled veterans and urged the Federal government to 
``provide ways for these people to enjoy live [sic] to their fullest.'' 
The commenter noted that these programs will help them reintegrate into 
society. We agree with the commenter these programs are beneficial and 
VA will continue to explore ways to improve the lives of disabled 
veterans. However, VA does not make any changes based on the submitted 
comments.
    We are making a minor technical correction. The interim final rule 
text failed to include an authority citation. Therefore, we are adding 
the authority citation in this final rule.
    For the reasons stated above, the interim final rule is adopted 
with change.

Effect of Rulemaking

    The Code of Federal Regulations, as revised by this rulemaking, 
represents the exclusive legal authority on this subject. No contrary 
rules or procedures will be authorized. All VA guidance will be read to 
conform with this rulemaking if possible or, if not possible, such 
guidance will be superseded by this rulemaking.

Administrative Procedure Act

    In the interim final rule, 79 FR 37211, 37216, VA cited section 5 
of Public Law 113-59 (December 20, 2013) as the authority to issue the 
rulemaking without prior notice and opportunity to comment. As 
previously discussed, VA received two comments. Before issuing this 
final rule, VA considered both of the comments which supported the 
rulemaking and did not warrant any change to the rulemaking.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (at 44 U.S.C. 3507) requires VA 
to consider the impact of paperwork and other information collection 
burdens imposed on the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a), an agency may 
not collect or sponsor the collection of information, nor may it impose 
an information collection requirement unless it displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. See also 5 
CFR 1320.8(b)(3)(vi).
    This final rule contains approved information collections that are 
within the scope of OMB control numbers 4040-0004 (formerly 0348-0043) 
for Standard Form 424 and 4040-0008 (formerly 0348-0041) for Standard 
Form 424C. The final rule also contains provisions that constitute a 
new information collection. We summarized and sought public comment on 
these provisions, found in Sec. Sec.  77.4, 77.8, 77.9, 77.13, 77.16, 
and 77.19, in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register 
on July 1, 2014. 79 FR 37211. As required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (at 44 U.S.C. 3507(d)), VA submitted the collection to OMB 
for its review. OMB approved the new information collection and 
assigned OMB control number 2900-0820.
    This final rule updates Sec. Sec.  77.4, 77.8, 77.9, 77.13, 77.16, 
and 77.19 by adding this new control number and updates Sec. Sec.  
77.4, 77.6, and 77.9 by removing the references to obsolete OMB control 
numbers 0348-0041 and 0348-0043 and inserting in their place OMB 
control numbers 4040-0008 and 4040-0004, respectively.

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. Due to demographic, economic, infrastructure, and many other 
factors, a large percentage of small adaptive sports entities do not 
have sufficient participants, programs and outreach to qualify as an 
eligible entity under Public Law 113-59. In regions where the disabled 
veteran population is small relative to participants needed in the 
entity's applicable adaptive sports areas of expertise, an adaptive 
sports entity faces constraints in developing a viable grant program. 
Therefore, the number of small adaptive sports entities involved will 
be few and their existing programs that meet threshold criteria for 
eligibility will indicate competence to conduct a viable adaptive 
sports grant program. There will be no economic impact on any of the 
eligible entities, as they are not required to provide matching funds 
to obtain the maximum grant allowance as established under 38 U.S.C. 
521A. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), this rulemaking is exempt 
from the initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis requirements 
of sections 603 and 604.

Executive Orders 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,'' which requires review by 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.''
    The economic, interagency, budgetary, legal, and policy 
implications of this final rule have been examined, and it has been 
determined not to be a significant regulatory action under 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://www.va.gov/orpm/, by following the link for VA Regulations 
Published from FY 2004 through FYTD.

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

    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number and title for the 
program affected by this document is

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64.034, Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and 
Disabled Members of the Armed Forces.

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 April 16, 2015, for publication.

List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 77

    Administrative practice and procedure, Grant programs--health, 
Grant programs--veterans, Health care, Health facilities, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Travel and transportation expenses, 
Veterans.

    Dated: April 29, 2015
Jeffrey M. Martin,
Program Manager, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of 
the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Accordingly, the interim final rule amending 38 CFR chapter I by 
adding a new part 77 that was published at 79 FR 37211 on July 1, 2014, 
is adopted as a final rule with the following changes:

PART 77--GRANTS FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR DISABLED VETERANS 
AND DISABLED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

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1. The authority citation is added to read as follows:

    Authority:  38 U.S.C. 501, 521A, unless otherwise noted.


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2. In Sec.  77.4, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to 
read as follows:


Sec.  77.4  Applications.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control numbers 2900-0820, 4040-0004 for Standard Form 
424, and 4040-0008 for Standard Form 424C.)


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3. In Sec.  77.6, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to 
read as follows:


Sec.  77.6  Amendments to grant applications.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control number 4040-0004 for Standard Form 424 and 
4040-0008 for Standard Form 424C.)


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4. In Sec.  77.8, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to 
read as follows:


Sec.  77.8  Additional requirements and procedures for applications.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control number 2900-0820.)


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5. In Sec.  77.9, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section to 
read as follows:


Sec.  77.9  Use of pre-applications.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control numbers 2900-0820, 4040-0004 for Standard Form 
424, and 4040-0008 for Standard Form 424C.)


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6. In Sec.  77.13, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section 
to read as follows:


Sec.  77.13  Applications for noncompetitive adaptive sports grants.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control number 2900-0820.)


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7. In Sec.  77.16, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section 
to read as follows:


Sec.  77.16  Grantee reporting requirements.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control number 2900-0820.)


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8. In Sec.  77.19, revise the parenthetical at the end of the section 
to read as follows:


Sec.  77.19  Financial management.

* * * * *
(OMB has approved the information collection requirements in this 
section under control number 2900-0820.)

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