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Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-20239
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: State Application for Interment Allowance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23
Document Number: 2019-20135
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2019-20090
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs renewed the charter for the following statutorily authorized Federal advisory committee for a two-year period, beginning on the date listed below:
Change of Publication Manner for Invention Licenses
Document Number: 2019-19952
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publishes notices of prospective exclusive, co-exclusive, or partially-exclusive domestic or foreign licenses of Government-owned inventions in the Federal Register. VA is announcing that it will begin publishing such notices at the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Business website (http://www.federallabs.org/licenses-list), providing opportunity for filing written objections within at least a 15-day period.
Notice of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2019-19873
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agencies are required (see Authority citation) to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of individuals to serve on the PRB of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Post-Separation TAP Longitudinal Survey
Document Number: 2019-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-19693
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee advises the VA Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Monthly Certification of Flight Training
Document Number: 2019-19546
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VA Fiduciary's Account, Court Appointed Fiduciary's Account, and Certificate of Balance on Deposit and Authorization To Disclose Financial Records
Document Number: 2019-19246
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19213
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation; Service Contracting
Document Number: 2019-17824
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, VA will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Contracting by Negotiation and Service Contracting, as well as affected parts covering the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System, Types of Contracts, Termination of Contracts, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship Application
Document Number: 2019-18904
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Financial Counseling Statement
Document Number: 2019-18903
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace; Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information; Other Socioeconomic Programs; and Contract Modifications
Document Number: 2019-18524
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, VA will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking adds or revises VAAR coverage concerning Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace; Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information; Other Socioeconomic Programs; and Contract Modifications, as well as affected parts covering Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System, Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts and Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.
Rental and Utility Assistance for Certain Low-Income Veteran Families
Document Number: 2019-18521
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This final rule will enable grantees to augment available housing options for homeless veterans in high rent burden communities by increasing the rental assistance for up to two years before recertification. Conditions in some local housing markets such as low vacancy rates and higher costs have made it increasingly difficult to recruit landlords and help homeless veteran families find and sustain permanent housing. Providing enhanced rental assistance in these communities is necessary to help VA progress in its goal to end veteran homelessness.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials
Document Number: 2019-18424
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18423
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Financial Counseling Statement.
Document Number: 2019-18419
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18341
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Annual Pay Ranges for Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Document Number: 2019-18280
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a Notice that published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2019 which provides information on the annual pay range, which is the sum of the base pay rate and market pay for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians, dentists, and podiatrists as prescribed by the Secretary for Department-wide applicability.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-17946
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Annual Pay Ranges for Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Document Number: 2019-17901
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of annual pay range, which is the sum of the base pay rate and market pay for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians, dentists, and podiatrists as prescribed by the Secretary for Department-wide applicability. These annual pay ranges are intended to enhance the flexibility of the Department to recruit, develop, and retain the most highly qualified providers to serve our Nation's Veterans and maintain a standard of excellence in the VA health care system.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs (HPSP and VIOMPSP)
Document Number: 2019-17685
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Environmental Hazards Registry (EHR) Worksheet (VA Form 10-10176)
Document Number: 2019-17675
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial
Document Number: 2019-17154
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for burial at a National Cemetery.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for VA Education Benefits; Application for Family Member To Use Transferred Benefits; Application for VA Benefits Under the National Call to Service Program
Document Number: 2019-17147
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Dependent's Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Document Number: 2019-17141
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Student Verification of Enrollment
Document Number: 2019-17054
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-16931
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Committal Services, Memorial Services and Funeral Honors
Document Number: 2019-16915
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule reflects current VA practices relative to respecting the expressed wishes of the personal representative when making arrangements for the committal or memorial service. The final rule clarifies the process for requesting committal or memorial services when requesting interment at VA national cemeteries and addresses access to public areas at VA national cemeteries. The final rule also addresses when committal services may be conducted at a gravesite rather than in a committal shelter and standardizes measures to implement the statutory requirement that VA notify the personal representative of the funeral honors available to the deceased veteran.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Clearance for A-11 Section 280 Improving Customer Experience Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-16533
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-16450
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Schedule for Rating Disabilities: The Cardiovascular System
Document Number: 2019-15904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the section of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that addresses the cardiovascular system. The proposed changes incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, update medical terminology, and clarify evaluation criteria where necessary. Where changes to the scientific and/or medical nature of a given condition have been proposed, VA has cited the published, publicly- available sources for these changes. The proposed changes are not a reflection of any particular expert's comments or recommendations, but were based on published, peer-reviewed materials. Materials from the public forum, held in 2011, are available for public inspection at the Office of Regulation Policy and Management (see the ADDRESSES section of this rulemaking), and other deliberative materials are cited herein.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2019-16213
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, VA is providing notice of a new matching program between VA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) entitled ``Disclosure of Information to Support the Veterans Affairs' `Seek to Prevent Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Initiative'.''
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the National Research Advisory Council
Document Number: 2019-16209
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the National Research Advisory Council for the 2020 membership cycle.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Reimbursement of Adoption Expenses for Certain Veterans
Document Number: 2019-16103
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: State Home Programs for Veterans
Document Number: 2019-16102
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-16042
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 4)
Document Number: 2019-16024
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party
Document Number: 2019-16023
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Center for Innovation for Care and Payment
Document Number: 2019-15891
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern VA health care. This rule would establish parameters and authority for the new Center for Innovation for Care and Payment in its conduct of pilot programs designed to develop innovative approaches to testing payment and service delivery models to reduce expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished by VA.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-15799
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) Web-Accessible Self-Assessment/Questionnaire
Document Number: 2019-15785
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.