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Home Visits in Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers During COVID-19 National Emergency
Document Number: 2020-12359
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is revising its regulations that govern VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to relax the requirement for in-person home visits during the National Emergency related to Coronavirus Disease- 2019 (COVID-19). This change is required to ensure the safety and well- being of veterans, caregivers, and VA clinical staff.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Casket and Urn Reimbursement
Document Number: 2020-11939
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certification Records
Document Number: 2020-11817
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-11431
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Technical Correction to Reimbursement of Qualifying Adoption Expenses for Certain Veterans
Document Number: 2020-10012
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule will add the Office of Management and Budget approval number for the new collection of information in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation that governs the reimbursement of qualifying adoption expenses incurred by a veteran with a service- connected disability that results in the inability of the veteran to procreate without the use of fertility treatment.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Proposed Information Collection (Application for Burial Benefits)
Document Number: 2020-11305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
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.
Informed Consent and Advance Directives
Document Number: 2020-10264
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation regarding informed consent and advance directives. We amend the regulation by reorganizing it and amending language where necessary to enhance clarity. In addition, we amend the regulation to facilitate the informed consent process, the ability to communicate with patients or surrogates through available modalities of communication, and the execution and witness requirements for a VA Advance Directive.
PREVENTS Agency Information Collection Activity: Service Level Measurement-PREVENTS Survey
Document Number: 2020-11184
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Experience Office, 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: Monthly Certification of On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training
Document Number: 2020-11085
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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: VA Request for Determination of Reasonable Value
Document Number: 2020-10852
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: (Presidential Memorial Certificate Form)
Document Number: 2020-09546
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
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 allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10591
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council, Amended; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10522
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: State Cemetery Data Sheet and Cemetery Grant Documents
Document Number: 2020-10510
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
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 allow 30 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine when to begin development of additional acreage for burial space and, in so doing, to anticipate when to provide money to expand or improve these National Cemeteries.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA) Request, Priority Processing Request, and Document/Evidence Submission
Document Number: 2020-10355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
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 previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Authority to Close Loans on an Automatic Basis Nonsupervised Lenders (VA Form 26-8736)
Document Number: 2020-10319
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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: VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (Valeri) System
Document Number: 2020-10318
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
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: Compliance Inspection Report
Document Number: 2020-10222
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
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: Verification of Eligibility for Burial in a National Cemetery
Document Number: 2020-10073
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Department of Veterans Affairs Guidance Document Database and Portal (Executive Order 13891)
Document Number: 2020-10019
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09971
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09611
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Approval of a Program in a Foreign Country
Document Number: 2020-09547
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
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: Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2020-09535
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: Time Record (Work-Study Program)
Document Number: 2020-09534
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Status of Loan Account-Foreclosure or Other Liquidation
Document Number: 2020-09334
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Designation of Beneficiary Government Life Insurance, and Supplemental Designation of Beneficiary Government Life Insurance
Document Number: 2020-08928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
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: Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form and Claim Cover Sheet
Document Number: 2020-08909
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
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: VA Form 26-6705, Offer To Purchase and Contract of Sale, VA Form 26-6705b, Credit Statement of Prospective Purchaser, and VA Form 26-6705d, Addendum to VA Form 26-6705 (VIRGINIA)
Document Number: 2020-08891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
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.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08887
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: State Approving Agency Reports and Notices
Document Number: 2020-08678
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-08616
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently entitled, ``Education Debt Reduction Program-VA'' (115VA10). VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Location; System Manager; Record Source Categories; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses; Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records; Physical, Administrative and Procedural Safeguards; Record Access Procedure; and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-08615
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records known as the ``Matter Tracking System (MTS)-VA,'' (190VA70).
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08628
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-08611
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Individuals Submitting Invoices-Vouchers for Payment and Accounting Transactional Data-VA is a compilation of records received, controlled, managed, and employed for payment processing; general accounting; benefit payment distribution to veterans and their families; commercial vendor invoices for contract and reimbursement expenditures; and payroll payments.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-08610
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this new system of record is to gather and maintain information on small businesses owned and controlled by Veterans, including service-disabled Veterans, to enable them to effectively compete for Federal contracts, as well as working with the Small Business Administration in its provision of services to Veteran- owned businesses under the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VA Financial Services Center (VA-FSC) Vendor File Request Form
Document Number: 2020-08606
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
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: Financial Statement
Document Number: 2020-08571
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
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: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course
Document Number: 2020-08453
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-08452
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Disruption of Mail Service
Document Number: 2020-08248
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In response to the declaration of national emergency, announced on March 13, 2020, due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is instituting temporary provisions for determining the acceptable dates for the receipt of correspondence through postal mail and other mail delivery systems.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Qualifications; Acquisition of Utility Services; and Contract Administration and Audit Services
Document Number: 2020-07799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update 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 any 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, will publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. This rulemaking revises VAAR coverage concerning Contractor Qualifications, Acquisition of Utility Services, and Contract Administration and Audit Services, as well as affected parts concerning Definitions of Words and Terms and Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Record Keeping at Flight Schools
Document Number: 2020-08141
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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 Reimbursement of National Exam Fee
Document Number: 2020-08133
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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 under OMB Review: Pay Now Enter Info Page
Document Number: 2020-08111
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Debt Management Center, 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: (Financial Status Report)
Document Number: 2020-08110
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Debt Management Center, 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.