Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 locality pay rates for nurses at VA facilities.
Privacy Act of 1974, Addition of Routine Use to System of Records Compensation, Pension, Education and Rehabilitation Records-VA
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records ``VA Compensation, Pension, Education and Rehabilitation RecordsVA'' (58VA21/22) by adding a new routine use to the system to disclose identifying information on VA beneficiaries who have been adjudicated incompetent to the Attorney General or his/her designee for entry into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Office of Research and Development; Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 or Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (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.