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

Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2714
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2713
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2712
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2711
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2710
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2709
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 obtain certification from State approving agency and employees of VA certifying that they do not own any interest in a proprietary profit school.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine the status of a defaulted loan account.
Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Headstone or Marker Allowance Rate
Document Number: 05-10609
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) in certain benefit rates and income limitations. These COLAs affect the pension, parents' dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), spina bifida, and birth defects programs. These adjustments are based on the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the one year period ending September 30, 2004. VA is also giving notice of the maximum amount of reimbursement that may be paid for headstones or markers purchased in lieu of Government-furnished headstones or markers in Fiscal Year 2005, which began on October 1, 2004.
Veteran's Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-10463
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2593
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35013521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2592
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residences Program; Correction
Document Number: 05-10288
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reinstating regulations that were inadvertently removed by a previous rulemaking. This final rule technical amendment corrects that error and restores the missing regulations.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-10287
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Education: Non-Payment of VA Educational Assistance to Fugitive Felons
Document Number: 05-9733
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect a provision in the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001 (Act). The Act contains a provision in section 505 that prohibits VA from awarding educational assistance allowance to individuals during any period that they are fugitive felons. Section 505 further prohibits payment of educational assistance allowance to a dependent of a veteran if the veteran is a fugitive felon. The prohibitions apply to the following VA educational assistance programs: Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, Post-Vietnam Era Veteran's Educational Assistance Program, and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-9652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-9651
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2304
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2303
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2302
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources Management (HRM), 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process current and former employee's claims for restored annual leave charged on a nonworkday while on military active duty.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2301
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
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 the information needed to determine children with spina bifida eligibility for reimbursement of transportation expenses.
Duties of VA; Rights and Responsibilities of Claimants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: 05-9230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite in plain language its disability compensation and pension regulations relating to the duties of VA and the rights and responsibilities of claimants and beneficiaries. These revisions are proposed as part of VA's rewrite and reorganization of all of its compensation and pension regulations in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions is to assist claimants, beneficiaries, and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-9235
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-2181
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-2180
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-2179
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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 or Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (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: E5-2178
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-2177
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-2176
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-2175
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Presumption of Sound Condition: Aggravation of a Disability by Active Service
Document Number: 05-8899
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adjudication regulations regarding the presumption of soundness of a veteran by adding a requirement that, in order to rebut the presumption of soundness of a veteran on entrance into active service, VA must prove not only that the condition existed prior to entrance into active service, but also that it was not aggravated by the veteran's active service. This amendment reflects a change in VA's interpretation of the statute governing the presumption of sound condition, and is based on a recent opinion of VA's General Counsel as well as a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The intended effect of this amendment is to require that VA, not the claimant, prove that the disability preexisted entrance into military service and that the disability was not aggravated by such service before the presumption of soundness on entrance onto active duty is overcome.
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-8895
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
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.
Construction Advisory Board; Notice of Establishment
Document Number: 05-8894
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2140
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for specially adapted housing grant.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-2139
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.
Enhanced-Use Lease of VA Property, Chicago (Lakeside), IL
Document Number: E5-2138
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to dispose of approximately 3.8 acres of VA property (known as ``Lakeside'') in Chicago, Illinois. The Department, in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 8164, proposes to transfer all right, title, and interest of the United States in the property to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is currently leasing the property from VA for 75 years. VA would use the disposal proceeds to improve and expand health care services and facilities for veterans. Under other terms of the proposed disposal, VA could continue using a portion of the Lakeside property to provide outpatient care services to veterans until January 18, 2008.
Elimination of Copayment for Smoking Cessation Counseling
Document Number: 05-8729
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This interim final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations concerning copayments for inpatient hospital care and outpatient medical care. This rule designates smoking cessation counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not subject to copayment requirements. The intended effect of this interim final rule is to increase participation in smoking cessation counseling by removing the copayment barrier.
Loan Guaranty: Hybrid Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Document Number: 05-8714
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is affirming as final an amendment to its loan guaranty regulations implementing section 303 of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2002. The amendment incorporates into the regulations a new authority for hybrid adjustable rate mortgages. This allows VA to guarantee loans with interest rates that remain fixed for a period of not less than the first three years of the loan, after which the rate can be adjusted annually.