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Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 4336 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Washington Channel within 200 feet of the fireworks barge located within an area bounded on the south by latitude 38°52′30″ W, and bounded on the north by the southern extent of the Francis Case (I–395) Memorial Bridge, located at Washington, DC. All coordinates refer to datum NAD 1983. (b) Definitions. As used in this section: (1) Captain of the Port (COTP) means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. (2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. All vessels underway within this safety zone at the time it is activated are to depart the zone. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative by telephone at 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (3) Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Enforcement officials. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement. This safety zone will be enforced January 12, 2019, through December 31, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day that a barge with a ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ sign on the port and starboard sides is on-scene or a ‘‘FIREWORKS— DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ sign is posted on land adjacent to the shoreline, near the location described in paragraph (a) of this section. The enforcement times of this section are subject to change, but the duration of each enforcement of the zone is expected to be 5 hours or less. Prior to enforcement, the COTP will provide notice by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as issuing a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Feb 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: February 11, 2019. Joseph B. Loring, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 2019–02465 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Parts 3, 8, 14, 19, 20, and 21 RIN 2900–AQ26 VA Claims and Appeals Modernization Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule regarding its claims adjudication, appeals, and Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) regulations. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the published final rule. DATES: Effective February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veterans Benefits Administration information, Jennifer Williams, Senior Management and Program Analyst, Appeals Management Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 530–9124 (this is not a tollfree number). Board of Veterans’ Appeals information, parts 19 and 20: Rachel Sauter, Counsel for Legislation, Regulations, and Policy, Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 5555 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to technical errors and dropped amendments in editing, VA is correcting its final rule, VA Claims and Appeals Modernization, that published January 18, 2019, in the Federal Register at 84 FR 138. SUMMARY: Corrections In FR Rule Doc. No. 2018–28350, beginning on page 138 in the issue of January 18, 2019, make the following corrections. 1. On page 139, second column, third paragraph under ‘‘B. Comments Concerning § 3.103—Procedural Due Process and Other Rights,’’ in last sentence (line 21), remove ‘‘to § 3.103(d)(2)’’. 2. On page 146, first column, in line 22, correct ‘‘§ 3.351(c)’’ to read ‘‘§ 3.151(c)’’, and in line 24, correct ‘‘admistrative’’ to read ‘‘administrative’’. 3. On page 168, second column, correct instruction 8 to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ‘‘8. In § 3.114, remove the word ‘‘reopened’’ and add in its place the word ‘‘supplemental’’.’’ 4. On page 169, first column, in the amendment to § 3.156, add introductory text, per instruction 11b, and correct the third sentence in paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 3.156 [Corrected] New evidence is evidence not previously part of the actual record before agency adjudicators. (a) * * * New evidence is evidence not previously part of the actual record before agency adjudicators. * * * * * * * * § 3.2400 [Corrected] 5. On page 171, second column, in paragraph (d) of added § 3.2400, add the word ‘‘only’’ between the words ‘‘applicable’’ and ‘‘to’’. ■ § 3.2500 [Corrected] 6. On page 171, third column, in paragraph (b) of added § 3.2500, add a period at the end of the first sentence ending with ‘‘option’’. ■ 7. On page 172, third column, correct instruction 31 and add text for revised paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ 31. Amend § 3.2600 by revising the section heading, adding introductory text, revising paragraph (c), and removing paragraph (g). The revisions and addition read as follows: ■ § 3.2600 Legacy review of benefit claims decisions. * * * * * (c) The reviewer may conduct whatever development he or she considers necessary to resolve any disagreements in the Notice of Disagreement, consistent with applicable law. This may include an attempt to obtain additional evidence or the holding of an informal conference with the claimant. Upon the request of the claimant, the reviewer will conduct a hearing under the version of § 3.103(c) of this chapter predating Public Law 115–55. * * * * * ■ 8. On page 177, in the second column, in the second table, add the entry ‘‘20.304. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.54’’ at the end of the table. ■ 9. On page 180, first column, before instruction 95, add instruction 94a and its corresponding regulatory text to read as follows: 94a. Amend newly redesignated § 20.101 by revising the section heading and paragraph (b) to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\15FER1.SGM 15FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Rules and Regulations § 20.101 Rule 101. Composition of the Board; titles. * * * * * (b) A Member of the Board (other than the Chairman) may also be known as a Veterans Law Judge. An individual designated as an acting member pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7101(c)(1) may also be known as an acting Veterans Law Judge. 10. On page 180, second column, before instruction 96, add instruction 95a and its corresponding regulatory text to read as follows: 95a. Amend newly redesignated § 20.103 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ § 20.103 Rule 103. Principal functions of the Board. * * * * * 11. On page 180, third column, before instruction 97, add instructions 96a through 96e and their corresponding regulatory text to read as follows: 96a. Revise newly redesignated § 20.105 to read as follows: ■ § 20.105 Rule 105. Criteria governing disposition of appeals. In the consideration of appeals and in its decisions, the Board is bound by applicable statutes, regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and precedent opinions of the General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Board is not bound by Department manuals, circulars, or similar administrative issues. 96b. Amend newly redesignated § 20.106 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ § 20.106 Rule 106. Assignment of proceedings. * * * * * 96c. Amend newly redesignated § 20.107 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; ■ b. Removing paragraph (b) and the authority citation following paragraph (b); ■ c. Redesignating paragraph (c) as paragraph (b); and d. In newly redesignated paragraph (b), removing the text ‘‘paragraphs (a) and (b)’’ and adding in its place the text ‘‘paragraph (a)’’. The revision reads as follows: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES ■ § 20.107 Rule 107. Disqualification of Members. * * * * * 96d. Amend newly redesignated § 20.108 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Feb 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 § 20.108 Rule 108. Delegation of authority to Chairman and Vice Chairman, Board of Veterans’ Appeals. * * * * * 96e. Revise newly redesignated § 20.109 to read as follows: ■ § 20.109 Rule 109. Delegation of authority to Vice Chairman, Deputy Vice Chairmen, or Members of the Board. (a) The authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals described in Rules 106(b) and 107(b) (§§ 20.106(b) and 20.107(b)) may also be exercised by the Vice Chairman of the Board. (b) The authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals described in Rules 1004 and 1002(c) (§§ 20.1004 and 20.1002(c)) may also be exercised by the Vice Chairman of the Board and by Deputy Vice Chairmen of the Board. (c) The authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals described in Rule 2 (§ 20.2), may also be exercised by the Vice Chairman of the Board; by Deputy Vice Chairmen of the Board; and, in connection with a proceeding or motion assigned to them by the Chairman, by a Member or Members of the Board. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 512(a), 7102, 7104) 12. On page 183, in the second column, above the Subpart F heading, correct ‘‘§§ 20.404–20.499 [Reserved] ’’ to read ‘‘§§ 20.408–20.499 [Reserved]’’. ■ § 20.6 [Corrected] 13. On page 184, in the first column, in § 20.6, in line 14 of paragraph (a)(1), remove the quotation mark before ‘‘§ 14.630’’. ■ 14. On page 184, in the second column, correct the heading and instruction 120 to read as follows: ■ §§ 20.606–20.611 120. Add reserved §§ 20.606–20.611. ■ 15. On page 187, in the third column, correct the section heading of the newly redesignated § 20.709 to read as follows: ■ § 20.709 Rule 709. Subpoenas. * * * * * ■ 16. On page 188, in the third column, under the heading ‘‘ § 20.800 [Redesignated as § 20.901]’’, remove ‘‘153.’’ from the end of the instruction. ■ 17. On page 190, before instruction 162, add instructions 161a through 161c and their corresponding regulatory text to read as follows: ■ 161a. Amend newly redesignated § 20.903: ■ a. By revising the section heading; PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 b. In the second sentence of paragraph (b), by removing the words ‘‘separately stated’’; ■ c. By removing the authority citation at the end of paragraph (b); and ■ d. By adding an authority citation at the end of the section. The revision and addition read as follows: ■ § 20.903 * * Rule 903. The decision. * * * (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7104(d) (2016)) 161b. Amend newly redesignated § 20.904: ■ a. By revising the section heading; ■ b. In paragraph (c), by removing the text ‘‘subpart B of this part’’ and adding in its place the text ‘‘part 19, subpart B of this chapter’’; ■ c. In paragraph (c), by removing the text ‘‘§ 20.204’’ and adding in its place the text ‘‘§ 19.55’’; ■ d. In paragraph (d)(3), by removing the text ‘‘§ 20.1304(c) of this chapter’’ and adding in its place the text ‘‘Rule 1305 (§ 20.1305(c) of this part)’’; ■ e. In paragraph (d)(4), by removing the text ‘‘§ 20.901 of this chapter’’ and adding in its place the text ‘‘Rule 906 (§ 20.906 of this part)’’; and ■ f. By revising the authority citation at the end of the section. The revisions read as follows: ■ § 20.904 action. * * Remand or referral for further * * * Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7102, 7103(c); 38 U.S.C. 7104(a), 7105 (2016). 161c. Amend newly redesignated § 20.905 by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ § 20.905 Rule 905. Content of Board decision, remand, or order in simultaneously contested claims. * [Reserved] 4337 * § 20.1000 * * * [Corrected] 18. On page 191, in the first column, in § 20.1000, in paragraph (a)(3), correct ‘‘app7al’’ to read ‘‘appeal’’. ■ 19. On page 191, in the second column, before instruction 170, add instruction 169a and its corresponding regulatory text to read as follows: 169a. Amend newly redesignated § 20.1004 by: ■ a. Revising the section heading; and ■ b. Removing the word ‘‘heard’’ in paragraph (b) and adding in its place the word ‘‘decided’’ both places it appears. The revision reads as follows: ■ § 20.1004 panel. * E:\FR\FM\15FER1.SGM * Rule 1004. Reconsideration * 15FER1 * * 4338 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Approved: February 6, 2019. Jeffrey M. Martin, Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 4336-4338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01840]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Parts 3, 8, 14, 19, 20, and 21

RIN 2900-AQ26


VA Claims and Appeals Modernization

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final 
rule regarding its claims adjudication, appeals, and Rules of Practice 
of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) regulations. This correction 
addresses minor technical errors in the published final rule.

DATES: Effective February 19, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veterans Benefits Administration 
information, Jennifer Williams, Senior Management and Program Analyst, 
Appeals Management Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 530-9124 (this is not a toll-
free number). Board of Veterans' Appeals information, parts 19 and 20: 
Rachel Sauter, Counsel for Legislation, Regulations, and Policy, Board 
of Veterans' Appeals. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-5555 (this is not a toll-
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to technical errors and dropped 
amendments in editing, VA is correcting its final rule, VA Claims and 
Appeals Modernization, that published January 18, 2019, in the Federal 
Register at 84 FR 138.

Corrections

    In FR Rule Doc. No. 2018-28350, beginning on page 138 in the issue 
of January 18, 2019, make the following corrections.
    1. On page 139, second column, third paragraph under ``B. Comments 
Concerning Sec.  3.103--Procedural Due Process and Other Rights,'' in 
last sentence (line 21), remove ``to Sec.  3.103(d)(2)''.
    2. On page 146, first column, in line 22, correct ``Sec.  
3.351(c)'' to read ``Sec.  3.151(c)'', and in line 24, correct 
``admistrative'' to read ``administrative''.
    3. On page 168, second column, correct instruction 8 to read as 
follows:
    ``8. In Sec.  3.114, remove the word ``reopened'' and add in its 
place the word ``supplemental''.''
    4. On page 169, first column, in the amendment to Sec.  3.156, add 
introductory text, per instruction 11b, and correct the third sentence 
in paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  3.156  [Corrected]

    New evidence is evidence not previously part of the actual record 
before agency adjudicators.
    (a) * * * New evidence is evidence not previously part of the 
actual record before agency adjudicators. * * *
* * * * *


Sec.  3.2400  [Corrected]

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5. On page 171, second column, in paragraph (d) of added Sec.  3.2400, 
add the word ``only'' between the words ``applicable'' and ``to''.


Sec.  3.2500  [Corrected]

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6. On page 171, third column, in paragraph (b) of added Sec.  3.2500, 
add a period at the end of the first sentence ending with ``option''.

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7. On page 172, third column, correct instruction 31 and add text for 
revised paragraph (c) to read as follows:
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31. Amend Sec.  3.2600 by revising the section heading, adding 
introductory text, revising paragraph (c), and removing paragraph (g).
    The revisions and addition read as follows:


Sec.  3.2600  Legacy review of benefit claims decisions.

* * * * *
    (c) The reviewer may conduct whatever development he or she 
considers necessary to resolve any disagreements in the Notice of 
Disagreement, consistent with applicable law. This may include an 
attempt to obtain additional evidence or the holding of an informal 
conference with the claimant. Upon the request of the claimant, the 
reviewer will conduct a hearing under the version of Sec.  3.103(c) of 
this chapter predating Public Law 115-55.
* * * * *

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8. On page 177, in the second column, in the second table, add the 
entry ``20.304. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.54'' at the end of the 
table.

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9. On page 180, first column, before instruction 95, add instruction 
94a and its corresponding regulatory text to read as follows:
    94a. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.101 by revising the section 
heading and paragraph (b) to read as follows:

[[Page 4337]]

Sec.  20.101  Rule 101. Composition of the Board; titles.

* * * * *
    (b) A Member of the Board (other than the Chairman) may also be 
known as a Veterans Law Judge. An individual designated as an acting 
member pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7101(c)(1) may also be known as an acting 
Veterans Law Judge.

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10. On page 180, second column, before instruction 96, add instruction 
95a and its corresponding regulatory text to read as follows:
    95a. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.103 by revising the section 
heading to read as follows:


Sec.  20.103  Rule 103. Principal functions of the Board.

* * * * *

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11. On page 180, third column, before instruction 97, add instructions 
96a through 96e and their corresponding regulatory text to read as 
follows:
    96a. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  20.105 to read as follows:


Sec.  20.105  Rule 105. Criteria governing disposition of appeals.

    In the consideration of appeals and in its decisions, the Board is 
bound by applicable statutes, regulations of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, and precedent opinions of the General Counsel of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs. The Board is not bound by Department 
manuals, circulars, or similar administrative issues.

0
96b. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.106 by revising the section 
heading to read as follows:


Sec.  20.106  Rule 106. Assignment of proceedings.

* * * * *

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96c. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.107 by:
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a. Revising the section heading;
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b. Removing paragraph (b) and the authority citation following 
paragraph (b);
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c. Redesignating paragraph (c) as paragraph (b); and d. In newly 
redesignated paragraph (b), removing the text ``paragraphs (a) and 
(b)'' and adding in its place the text ``paragraph (a)''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  20.107  Rule 107. Disqualification of Members.

* * * * *

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96d. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.108 by revising the section 
heading to read as follows:


Sec.  20.108  Rule 108. Delegation of authority to Chairman and Vice 
Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals.

* * * * *

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96e. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  20.109 to read as follows:


Sec.  20.109  Rule 109. Delegation of authority to Vice Chairman, 
Deputy Vice Chairmen, or Members of the Board.

    (a) The authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board of 
Veterans' Appeals described in Rules 106(b) and 107(b) (Sec. Sec.  
20.106(b) and 20.107(b)) may also be exercised by the Vice Chairman of 
the Board.
    (b) The authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board of 
Veterans' Appeals described in Rules 1004 and 1002(c) (Sec. Sec.  
20.1004 and 20.1002(c)) may also be exercised by the Vice Chairman of 
the Board and by Deputy Vice Chairmen of the Board.
    (c) The authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board of 
Veterans' Appeals described in Rule 2 (Sec.  20.2), may also be 
exercised by the Vice Chairman of the Board; by Deputy Vice Chairmen of 
the Board; and, in connection with a proceeding or motion assigned to 
them by the Chairman, by a Member or Members of the Board.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 512(a), 7102, 7104)


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12. On page 183, in the second column, above the Subpart F heading, 
correct ``Sec. Sec.  20.404-20.499 [Reserved] '' to read ``Sec. Sec.  
20.408-20.499 [Reserved]''.


Sec.  20.6  [Corrected]

0
13. On page 184, in the first column, in Sec.  20.6, in line 14 of 
paragraph (a)(1), remove the quotation mark before ``Sec.  14.630''.

0
14. On page 184, in the second column, correct the heading and 
instruction 120 to read as follows:


Sec. Sec.  20.606-20.611  [Reserved]

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120. Add reserved Sec. Sec.  20.606-20.611.

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15. On page 187, in the third column, correct the section heading of 
the newly redesignated Sec.  20.709 to read as follows:


Sec.  20.709  Rule 709. Subpoenas.

* * * * *

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16. On page 188, in the third column, under the heading `` Sec.  20.800 
[Redesignated as Sec.  20.901]'', remove ``153.'' from the end of the 
instruction.

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17. On page 190, before instruction 162, add instructions 161a through 
161c and their corresponding regulatory text to read as follows:

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161a. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.903:
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a. By revising the section heading;
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b. In the second sentence of paragraph (b), by removing the words 
``separately stated'';
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c. By removing the authority citation at the end of paragraph (b); and
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d. By adding an authority citation at the end of the section.
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  20.903  Rule 903. The decision.

* * * * *

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7104(d) (2016))


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161b. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.904:
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a. By revising the section heading;
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b. In paragraph (c), by removing the text ``subpart B of this part'' 
and adding in its place the text ``part 19, subpart B of this 
chapter'';
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c. In paragraph (c), by removing the text ``Sec.  20.204'' and adding 
in its place the text ``Sec.  19.55'';
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d. In paragraph (d)(3), by removing the text ``Sec.  20.1304(c) of this 
chapter'' and adding in its place the text ``Rule 1305 (Sec.  
20.1305(c) of this part)'';
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e. In paragraph (d)(4), by removing the text ``Sec.  20.901 of this 
chapter'' and adding in its place the text ``Rule 906 (Sec.  20.906 of 
this part)''; and
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f. By revising the authority citation at the end of the section.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  20.904  Remand or referral for further action.

* * * * *

    Authority:  38 U.S.C. 7102, 7103(c); 38 U.S.C. 7104(a), 7105 
(2016).

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161c. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.905 by revising the section 
heading to read as follows:


Sec.  20.905  Rule 905. Content of Board decision, remand, or order in 
simultaneously contested claims.

* * * * *


Sec.  20.1000  [Corrected]

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18. On page 191, in the first column, in Sec.  20.1000, in paragraph 
(a)(3), correct ``app7al'' to read ``appeal''.

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19. On page 191, in the second column, before instruction 170, add 
instruction 169a and its corresponding regulatory text to read as 
follows:
    169a. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  20.1004 by:
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a. Revising the section heading; and
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b. Removing the word ``heard'' in paragraph (b) and adding in its place 
the word ``decided'' both places it appears.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  20.1004  Rule 1004. Reconsideration panel.

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    Approved: February 6, 2019.
Jeffrey M. Martin,
Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of 
the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-01840 Filed 2-14-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P