Department of Veterans Affairs February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Availability of Annual Report
Document Number: 05-3789
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Appeals Regulations, Rules of Practice; Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-3498
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) Appeals Regulations and Rules of Practice. The amendments update regulations governing certain delegations of authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board. The amendments reflect statutory changes and changes to other regulations made because of the statutory changes.
Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits
Document Number: 05-3497
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2004, Public Law 108-363, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain benefit rates. These adjustments affect the compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) programs.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-3496
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Loan Servicing and Claims Procedures Modifications
Document Number: 05-3084
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty regulations related to several aspects of the servicing and liquidating of guaranteed housing loans in default, and submitting of guaranty claims by loan holders. Specific topics addressed include: Increased authority of servicers to implement loss- mitigation options, incentive payments to servicers for successful alternatives to foreclosure implemented, establishing a system of measuring and ranking servicer performance, permitting loan holders to review liquidation appraisals, requiring holders to calculate the net value of the security property prior to foreclosure, establishing a timeframe for when foreclosure of a defaulted loan would be expected to have been completed, limiting the amount of interest and other fees and charges that may be included in a guaranty claim, establishing attorneys fees allowed to be included in the guaranty claim, establishing a deadline for the submission of guaranty claims, modifying the requirements for title evidence for properties conveyed to VA following foreclosure, modifying the requirements for how long a holder must maintain records relating to loans for which VA has paid a claim on the guaranty, and eliminating the requirement for the submission of legal procedural papers to VA.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-3085
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 and/or CRADA Collaboration under 15 U.S.C. 3710a to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. Foreign patents are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for U.S. companies and may also be available for licensing.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2917
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to deduct insurance premiums from policyholder's bank account.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2916
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for disability insurance benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2915
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), death pension and accrued benefits.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-2911
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-2910
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2909
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for loan guaranty benefits and to replace a certificate of eligibility, and the amount of entitlement available.
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2907
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501-3521), this notice announces that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following emergency proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507(j)(1)). The reason for the emergency clearance is to continue the use of VA Lender Appraisal Application Certification that is essential to VA's mission. Disruption of the collection of information will harm VBA's efforts to carry out its mission. OMB has been requested to act on this emergency clearance request by February 25, 2005.
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2906
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501-3521), this notice announces that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following emergency proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507(j)(1)). The reason for the emergency clearance is to continue obtaining certification from State approving agency and employees of VA certifying that they do not own any interest in a proprietary profit school. Disruption of the collection of information will harm VBA's efforts to carry out its mission. OMB has been requested to act on this emergency clearance request by February 25, 2005.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records
Document Number: 05-2676
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence of and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is adding a new system of records entitled ``Purchase Credit Card ProgramVA'' (131VA047).
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 05-2536
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc., 102 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923-3727 USA an exclusive license to practice U.S. Patent Application Serial No.10/257,176 filed October 10, 2002, entitled ``Compositions and Methods for Tissue Preservation'' and U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 09/546,860 issuing as U.S. Patent 6,569,615 B1, entitled ``Compositions and Methods for Tissue Preservation''.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2535
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
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 previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed from accredited and nonaccredited educational institutions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2534
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine the type of educational benefit payable to Selected Reservist members.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2533
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for disability insurance benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2158
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine the appropriate claimant entitlement to accrued benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2157
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to confirm a claimant's continued entitlement to Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) benefits.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-2108
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 and/or CRADA Collaboration under 15 U.S.C. 3710a to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. Foreign patents are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for U.S. companies and may also be available for licensing.
Payment for Non-VA Physician and Other Health Care Professional Services Associated With Either Outpatient or Inpatient Care Provided at Non-VA Facilities
Document Number: 05-2107
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations concerning payment for non-VA health care professional services that are associated with either outpatient or inpatient care provided to eligible VA beneficiaries at non-VA facilities. Currently, the medical regulations require all VA facilities to reimburse for non-VA health care professional services based upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule in effect at the time the services are provided. However, if the standard payment methodology is implemented in Alaska, VA payments will be significantly less than the usual and customary charges for the state. This may limit VA patient access to non-VA health care. Since a large portion of VA health care provided in Alaska is obtained from non-VA sources, this could negatively impact the quality of care provided veterans living in that state. This rule establishes an Alaska-specific payment methodology for inpatient and outpatient non-VA health care professional services within that state. The rule ensures that amounts paid to health care providers represent the local cost to furnish a service, while continuing to achieve program cost reductions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2106
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine eligibility for benefits based on a common law marriage.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2105
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to maintain Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance accounts.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 05-1991
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing notice of amendment and alteration to its system of records known as ``Veterans Appellate Records System-VA (44VA01),'' and ``Representatives'' Fee Agreement Records System (81VA01).'' VA is merging the information currently maintained in Representatives' Fee Agreement Records with the ``Veterans Appellate Records System.'' The amendments will affect the sections entitled System Location; Categories of Individuals Covered by the System; Categories of Records in the System; Purpose(s); Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System; and Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System. VA is publishing the combined system notice in its entirety at this time.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-1999
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 and/or CRADA Collaboration under 15 U.S.C. 3710a to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. Foreign patents are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for U.S. companies and may also be available for licensing.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-1998
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 and/or CRADA Collaboration under 15 U.S.C. 3710a to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. Foreign patents are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for U.S. companies and may also be available for licensing.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-1964
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs