Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments, 68447 [2015-28259]

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Add § 165.T13–302 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T13–302 Safety Zones; Shell Arctic Drilling/Exploration Vessels, Puget Sound, WA. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–04–P AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: (a) Safety Zones—(1) Location. The following areas are designated as safety zones: All waters within 500 yards of the following vessels while transiting within the U.S. Territorial or Internal Waters of the Sector Puget Sound Captain of the Port Zone as defined in 33 CFR 3.65–10: NOBLE DISCOVERER, POLAR PIONEER, and any other vessel Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2015–28291 Filed 11–4–15; 8:45 am] Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments ■ 14:34 Nov 04, 2015 Dated: October 23, 2015. M.W. Raymond, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. RIN 2900–AP11 PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS VerDate Sep<11>2014 actively engaged in towing or escorting those vessels. (2) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in subpart C of this section, no persons or vessels may enter these safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative. To request permission to enter one of these safety zones contact the Joint Harbor Operations Center at 206–217–6001, or the on-scene Law Enforcement patrol craft, if any, via VHF–FM CH 16. If permission for entry into one of these safety zones is granted, vessels must proceed at a minimum speed for safe navigation and in accordance with any directions given by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative. (b) Dates. This rule will be enforced from October 23, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending its regulation that governs VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation is amended to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. VA received no adverse comments concerning the direct final rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published in the Federal Register on the same date. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on January 27, 2015. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are withdrawing as unnecessary the proposed rule. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of January 27, 2015, for the direct final rule published November 28, 2014, 79 FR 70938, is confirmed. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 68447 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin J. Cunningham, Director Business Policy, Chief Business Office (10NB6), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420; (202) 382–2508. (This is not a toll-free number.) In a direct final rule published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2014, 79 FR 70938, VA amended 38 CFR 17.108 to eliminate copayments for mental health peer support services. VA published a companion substantially identical proposed rule at 79 FR 70941, on the same date to serve as a proposal for the revisions in the direct final rule in case adverse comments were received. The direct final rule and proposed rule each provided a 60-day comment period that ended on January 27, 2015. No adverse comments were received. Six comments that supported the rulemaking were received from the general public. One commenter also urged VA to exempt evidence-based, cost-effective primary care services from having a required copayment. This comment is outside the scope of this rulemaking, and therefore, VA is not making any changes to this rulemaking based on this comment. Under the direct final rule procedures that were described in 79 FR 70938 and 79 FR 70941, the direct final rule became effective on January 27, 2015, because no adverse comments were received within the comment period. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, VA is withdrawing the proposed rulemaking, RIN 2900– AP10, published at 79 FR 70941, as unnecessary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Robert L. Nabors II, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on October 26, 2015, for publication. Dated: November 2, 2015. Michael P. Shores, Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 17

RIN 2900-AP11


Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct 
final rule amending its regulation that governs VA services that are 
not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or 
outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation is amended to 
exempt mental health peer support services from having any required 
copayment. VA received no adverse comments concerning the direct final 
rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published 
in the Federal Register on the same date. This document confirms that 
the direct final rule became effective on January 27, 2015. In a 
companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are 
withdrawing as unnecessary the proposed rule.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of January 27, 2015, for the 
direct final rule published November 28, 2014, 79 FR 70938, is 
confirmed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin J. Cunningham, Director 
Business Policy, Chief Business Office (10NB6), Veterans Health 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20420; (202) 382-2508. (This is not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a direct final rule published in the 
Federal Register on November 28, 2014, 79 FR 70938, VA amended 38 CFR 
17.108 to eliminate copayments for mental health peer support services. 
VA published a companion substantially identical proposed rule at 79 FR 
70941, on the same date to serve as a proposal for the revisions in the 
direct final rule in case adverse comments were received. The direct 
final rule and proposed rule each provided a 60-day comment period that 
ended on January 27, 2015. No adverse comments were received. Six 
comments that supported the rulemaking were received from the general 
public. One commenter also urged VA to exempt evidence-based, cost-
effective primary care services from having a required copayment. This 
comment is outside the scope of this rulemaking, and therefore, VA is 
not making any changes to this rulemaking based on this comment.
    Under the direct final rule procedures that were described in 79 FR 
70938 and 79 FR 70941, the direct final rule became effective on 
January 27, 2015, because no adverse comments were received within the 
comment period. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal 
Register, VA is withdrawing the proposed rulemaking, RIN 2900-AP10, 
published at 79 FR 70941, as unnecessary.

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. Robert L. 
Nabors II, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved 
this document on October 26, 2015, for publication.

    Dated: November 2, 2015.
Michael P. Shores,
Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office 
of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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