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

Veterans and Dependents Education: Topping-Up Tuition Assistance; Licensing and Certification Tests; Duty To Assist Education Claimants; Correction
Document Number: E7-12589
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on April 5, 2007 (72 FR 16962), amending the regulations governing various aspects of the education programs that VA administers. That document contained several technical errors: reference to two subparts that were not specifically identified, incorrect words used to identify the individuals eligible for a particular program of educational assistance, and incorrect references when citing to other provisions of VA's regulations. This document corrects those errors.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-12356
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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: E7-12355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 accredited service organization representatives' qualification to represent claimants before VA.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-12354
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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 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: E7-12353
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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 on information needed to apply for a home loan guaranty.
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-12352
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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 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)). An emergency clearance is being requested in response to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to provide National Provider Identifier numbers to non-VA health care providers seeking reimbursement claims.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-12351
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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 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: E7-12350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on rapid response to electronic inquiries submitted to VA through the Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS).
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-12349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
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.
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-3128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Delegations of Authority: Office of Regulation Policy and Management (ORPM)
Document Number: E7-12058
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs regulation containing delegations of authority to the Assistant to the Secretary for Regulation Policy and Management. The amendments are intended to reflect changes in delegations of authority and to comply with Executive Order 12866 as recently amended, which requires that the position of Regulatory Policy Officer in each agency be filled by a Presidential Appointee.
Data Breaches
Document Number: 07-3085
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document establishes regulations to address data breaches regarding sensitive personal information that is processed or maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The regulations implement certain provisions of Title IX of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, which require promulgation of these regulations as an interim final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-11853
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: E7-11852
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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 Office of Human Resources and Administration (OHR&A), 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: E7-11849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: E7-11848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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: E7-11847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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: E7-11846
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs., 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-11845
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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: E7-11844
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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: E7-11843
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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: E7-11842
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: E7-11841
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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: E7-11770
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-19
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: E7-11769
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-19
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: E7-11768
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-19
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Health Outcomes Not Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents
Document Number: E7-11247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hereby gives notice that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, under authority of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, Public Law 107-103, Section 201(d), has determined that a presumption of service connection is not warranted based on exposure to herbicides used in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam Era for the following health outcomes: Hepatobiliary cancers; oral, nasal, and pharyngeal cancer; bone and joint cancer; skin cancers (melanoma, basal, and squamous cell); breast cancer; female reproductive cancer (cervix, uterus, and ovary); testicular cancer; urinary bladder cancer; renal cancer; leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)); abnormal sperm characteristics and infertility; spontaneous abortion; neonatal or infant death and stillbirth in offspring of exposed individuals; low birthweight in offspring of exposed individuals; neurobehavioral disorders (cognitive and neuropsychiatric); movement disorders including Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); chronic peripheral nervous system disorders; respiratory disorders; gastrointestinal, metabolic, and digestive disorders (changes in liver enzymes, lipid abnormalities, ulcers); immune system disorders (immune suppression, autoimmunity); circulatory disorders; amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis; endometriosis; effects on thyroid homeostasis; gastrointestinal tumors (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum; brain tumors; and any other condition for which the Secretary has not specifically determined a presumption of service connection is warranted. The Secretary's determinations regarding individual diseases are based on all available evidence in a 2004 report of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and prior NAS reports. This notice generally states specific information only with respect to significant additional studies that were first reviewed by NAS in its 2004 report. Information regarding additional relevant studies is stated in VA's prior notices following earlier NAS reports, and will not be repeated here.
Advisory Committee on OIF/OEF Veterans and Families; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pension Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Headstone or Marker Allowance Rate
Document Number: E7-11225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
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 and parents' dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) programs, as well as the benefits VA pays to or for certain veterans' children with spina bifida or birth defects. These adjustments are based on the rise in the Consumer Price Index during the one-year period ending September 30, 2006. 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 2007, which began on October 1, 2006.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-11224
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to Perlegen Sciences, Inc., 2021 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA an exclusive license to practice the following patent application: U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 11/344,975 filed January 31, 2006 entitled ``Genetic Basis of Alzheimer's Disease and Diagnosis and Treatment Thereof.''
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-11223
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to Bioceuticals, Inc., 26439 Birchfield Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 USA an exclusive license to practice the following patent application: U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/750,005 filed December 30, 2003 entitled ``Methods for Reducing Oxidative Stress in a Cell with a Sulfhydryl Protected Glutathione Prodrug.''
Loan Guaranty: Loan Servicing and Claims Procedures Modifications
Document Number: E7-10630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document provides a second supplemental notice regarding a proposal 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 submission of guaranty claims by loan holders. This notice provides specific information regarding VA's proposal to phase-in implementation of the new electronic reporting requirement and other provisions in the proposed rule published February 18, 2005 (70 FR 8472). In addition, VA is taking this opportunity to address certain comments raised by some members of industry in response to VA's publication of the first supplemental notice to this rulemaking (November 27, 2006 (71 FR 68948)), and to provide further explanation of the ongoing development of VA's computer-based tracking system. VA is reopening the comment period for the limited purpose of accepting public comments concerning the supplemental information provided in this notice.