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

Department of Veterans Affairs Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: E7-10418
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is moving its regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension from title 38, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), to title 2 of the CFR, and is adopting the format established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in its interim final guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension, and OMB's final guidance on those matters. Accordingly, in this final rule, VA adopts OMB's guidance and consolidates it with VA's supplemental nonprocurement debarment and suspension provisions, which are codified at 38 CFR part 44. This rule removes part 44 and makes conforming changes to other 38 CFR provisions. This regulatory action is a government-wide administrative initiative for purposes of simplification and clarity, and makes no substantive changes to VA's policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Annual Pay Ranges for Physicians and Dentists of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Document Number: E7-9763
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In a notice document that published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2007 (72 FR 27637), the Department of Veterans Affairs gave notice of annual pay ranges for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians and dentists as prescribed by the Secretary for Department- wide applicability. In that published notice, we inadvertently inserted an incorrect effective date. Accordingly, this document corrects that error. The ``Dates Section'' is corrected to read as follows: Effective Dates: Annual pay ranges are effective on July 22, 2007.
General Evidence Requirements, Effective Dates, Revision of Decisions, and Protection of Existing Ratings
Document Number: E7-9542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite in plain language general provisions applicable to its compensation and pension regulations, including general evidence requirements, general effective dates for new awards, revision of decisions, and protection of existing ratings. These revisions are proposed as part of VA's rewrite and reorganization of all of its compensation and pension rules in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions is to assist claimants and VA personnel in locating and understanding these general provisions.
Annual Pay Ranges for Physicians and Dentists of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Document Number: 07-2401
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Enhancement Act of 2004'' (Pub. L. 108-445, dated December 3, 2004) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of annual pay ranges for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians and dentists as prescribed by the Secretary for Department-wide applicability. These annual pay ranges are intended to enhance the flexibility of the Department to recruit, develop, and retain the most highly qualified providers to serve our Nation's veterans and maintain a standard of excellence in the VA healthcare system.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2397
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2396
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Change in Secretary's Delegation of Authority and Clarification of that Authority
Document Number: E7-9286
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delegation regulation, which authorizes a VA official to take final action on complaints of employment discrimination when the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication (OEDCA) recuses itself due to a conflict of interest. The amendment provides that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has delegated authority to take such action to the Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals, and clarifies that such authority includes awarding remedial relief in cases where there has been a finding of discrimination.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2383
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Policy, Planning and Preparedness (OPP&P), 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 of information, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine whether burial needs of veterans and eligible family members are met.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: E7-8858
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recipient agency, intends to continue a recurring computer- matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA), source agency. The goal of this match is to compare income and employment status as reported to VA with wage records maintained by SSA. The proposed matching program will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income and employment status. VA will use this information to adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law.
Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agent and Attorney Fees
Document Number: E7-8642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the representation of claimants for veterans benefits in order to implement provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations. The proposed regulations would establish the procedures and rules necessary for VA to facilitate the paid representation of claimants by accredited agents and attorneys after a notice of disagreement has been filed with respect to a case. The intended effect of these regulations is to fulfill Congress' direction that agents and attorneys may be paid for services rendered after a notice of disagreement is filed with respect to a decision by an agency of original jurisdiction while ensuring that claimants for veterans benefits have responsible qualified representation in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits.
Fund Availability Under the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: E7-8528
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for applications for assistance under the Capital Grant 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-8400
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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.
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on OIF/OEF Veterans and Families; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2107
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs