Department of Veterans Affairs Guidance Document Database and Portal (Executive Order 13891), 27807 [2020-10019]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 5, 2020. Steven Seitz, Director, Federal Insurance Office. [FR Doc. 2020–09932 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Department of Veterans Affairs Guidance Document Database and Portal (Executive Order 13891) Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13891 to announce and describe the database and public-facing portal that will contain VA’s Guidance Documents, as described under the Executive Order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Murphy, Office of Policy and Interagency Collaboration, Office of Enterprise Integration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 870–9518. (This is not a toll-free telephone number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 3 of Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, dated October 9, 2019 (the Executive Order), VA has established a database and a public-facing portal that contains or links to all VA documents that it considers ‘‘Guidance Documents’’ under the Executive Order. The URL for this searchable portal is www.va.gov/ guidance. All guidance documents remaining in effect will be contained in this guidance portal. For each guidance document that VA publishes on its guidance website, VA will include the following information: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 A concise name for the guidance document. The date on which the guidance document was issued. The date on which the guidance document was posted to the website. An agency unique identifier. A hyperlink to the guidance document. The general topic addressed by the guidance document. One or two sentences summarizing the guidance document’s content. In addition to the information associated with each guidance document, the website will include a clearly visible note stating that: (1) Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, except as expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract; and (2) VA may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the website existing under the Executive Order, except to establish historical facts. 27807 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, Notice of Meeting The Secretary of Veterans Affairs 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. Brooks D. Tucker, Acting Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on May 5, 2020, for publication. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War (Committee) will meet virtually via conference call on May 26– 28, 2020 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT daily. The meeting sessions are open to the public and can be accessed via telephone at 1–844–358–7954, access code: 6859230129#. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the administration of benefits under Title 38 U.S.C., for Veterans who are Former Prisoners of War (FPOW), and to make recommendations on the needs of such Veterans for compensation, health care, rehabilitation, and memorial benefits. On Tuesday, May 26th through Thursday, May 28th, the Committee will hear briefings from VA officials; conversations open to FPOWs, family members and Survivors; and engage in discussion of committee issues. Any member of the public may also submit a 1–2-page commentary for the Committee’s review. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Ms. Leslie Williams, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War at Leslie.Williams1@va.gov or via phone at (202) 530–9219. Jeffrey M. Martin, Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dated: May 6, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–10019 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2020–09971 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P BILLING CODE P Signing Authority PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Department of Veterans Affairs Guidance Document Database and 
Portal (Executive Order 13891)

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing this 
notice pursuant to Executive Order 13891 to announce and describe the 
database and public-facing portal that will contain VA's Guidance 
Documents, as described under the Executive Order.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Murphy, Office of Policy and 
Interagency Collaboration, Office of Enterprise Integration, 810 
Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 870-9518. (This is not a 
toll-free telephone number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 3 of Executive Order 
13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance 
Documents, dated October 9, 2019 (the Executive Order), VA has 
established a database and a public-facing portal that contains or 
links to all VA documents that it considers ``Guidance Documents'' 
under the Executive Order. The URL for this searchable portal is 
www.va.gov/guidance. All guidance documents remaining in effect will be 
contained in this guidance portal.
    For each guidance document that VA publishes on its guidance 
website, VA will include the following information:
    A concise name for the guidance document.
    The date on which the guidance document was issued.
    The date on which the guidance document was posted to the website.
    An agency unique identifier.
    A hyperlink to the guidance document.
    The general topic addressed by the guidance document.
    One or two sentences summarizing the guidance document's content.
    In addition to the information associated with each guidance 
document, the website will include a clearly visible note stating that: 
(1) Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, except as 
expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract; and 
(2) VA may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on 
the website existing under the Executive Order, except to establish 
historical facts.

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs 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. Brooks D. 
Tucker, Acting Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved 
this document on May 5, 2020, for publication.

Jeffrey M. Martin,
Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of 
the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-10019 Filed 5-8-20; 8:45 am]
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