Department of Veterans Affairs February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3401
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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: E7-3389
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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: E7-3388
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to survey veteran enrollees' health status and reliance on VA's health care services.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Human Resources and Administration (HRA), 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 an applicant's suitability and qualifications for employment.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-3382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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 determine a claimant's eligibility for a loan or cash surrender value on his or her Government Life Insurance policy.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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 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.
Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery; Republication
Document Number: E7-3136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans (VA) is republishing this notice due to an administrative error in the published version. This notice replaces the notice that was published February 15, 2007 at 72 FR 7513. Public Law 104-275 was enacted on October 9, 1996. It allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide a monetary allowance towards the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery. Under VA regulation (38 CFR 38.629), the allowance is equal to the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The law provides a veteran's survivors with the option of selecting a Government-furnished graveliner for use in a VA national cemetery where such use is authorized. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance, and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2007.
Fund Availability Under VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: E7-3031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for currently operational VA Grant and Per Diem Special Need Grant Recipients in conjunction with their collaborative VA Special Need partners to make re-applications for assistance under the Special Need grant component of VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. The focus of this Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless Special Need veteran population. This Notice contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Fund Availability Under VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: E7-3029
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for currently operational VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) providers to make applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant Component of VA's GPD Program. The focus of this Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) is to encourage new applicants to create new projects that will deliver services to the homeless Special Need veteran population. This Notice contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available. Note: Current Special Need providers should not respond to this NOFA. Renewal funding is being offered under a separate NOFA.
Fund Availability Under the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: E7-3024
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the availability of funds for applications for assistance under the ``Per Diem Only'' component of VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. This Notice contains information concerning the program, funding priorities, application process and amount of funding available.
Fund Availability Under VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: E7-3020
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for applications for assistance under the Technical Assistance Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. This notice contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-2983
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-2982
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-2979
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
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 existing collection in use without an OMB control number, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine the beginning date to start certain dependents of veterans receiving Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) benefits.
Blue Ribbon Panel on VA Medical School Affiliations; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-785
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-784
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery
Document Number: E7-2663
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Public Law 104-275 was enacted on October 9, 1996. It allowed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide a monetary allowance towards the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery. Under VA regulation (38 CFR 38.629), the allowance is equal to the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The law provides a veteran's survivors with the option of selecting a Government-furnished graveliner for use in a VA national cemetery where such use is authorized. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing a claim, and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2007.
Home Schooling and Educational Institution
Document Number: E7-2466
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulation regarding the definition of a child for purposes of establishing entitlement to additional monetary benefits for a child who is home-schooled. VA defines educational institutions to include home-school programs that meet the legal requirements of the States (by complying with the compulsory attendance laws of the States) in which they are located. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2006, is adopted as final, without change.
Priority for Partial Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Home Facilities
Document Number: E7-2465
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations regarding grants to States for construction or acquisition of State homes. The amendment was necessary to ensure that projects designed to remedy conditions at an existing State home that have been cited as threatening to the lives or safety of the residents receive priority for receiving VA grants in the future (including in Fiscal Year 2007).
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-640
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services
Document Number: E7-2391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations concerning ``reasonable charges'' for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to certain veterans for nonservice-connected disabilities. We propose to change the process for determining interim billing charges when a new Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) code or Current Procedure Terminology/ Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (CPT/HCPCS) code identifier is assigned to a particular type or item of medical care or service and VA has not yet established a charge for the new identifier. This process is designed to provide interim billing charges that are very close to what the new billing charges would be when the charges for the new identifiers are established in accordance with the regulations. We also propose to change the regulations by removing all of the provisions for discounts of billed charges. This is expected to reduce or eliminate duplicate discounting and thereby prevent unintended underpayments to the government.
Voluntary Services National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-617
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-616
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: E7-2135
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Docket Management System (VAFDMS) (140VA00REG).
Summary of Precedent Opinions of the General Counsel
Document Number: E7-2031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing a summary of legal interpretations issued by the Department's General Counsel involving veterans' benefits under laws administered by VA. These interpretations are considered precedential by VA and will be followed by VA officials and employees in future claim matters. The summary is published to provide the public, and, in particular, veterans' benefits claimants and their representatives, with notice of VA's interpretation regarding the legal matter at issue.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-492
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-491
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Copayment for Medication
Document Number: E7-1658
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice that there is no change in the medication copayment rate for Calendar Year 2007 and the rate will remain at $8.00. The total amount of copayments in a calendar year for a veteran enrolled in one of the priority groups 2 through 6 shall not exceed the cap of $960.00. These rates are based on the Prescription Drug component of the Medical Consumer Price Index as cited in Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 17, Section 17.110.
Means Test and Geographic Thresholds
Document Number: E7-1657
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Each year VA establishes, by directive, new means test thresholds and geographic income limits.