Department of Veterans Affairs August 24, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Determinations Concerning Illnesses Discussed in National Academy of Sciences Report on Gulf War and Health
Document Number: E7-16733
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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 the authority granted by the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act of 1998, Public Law 105-277, title XVI, 112 Stat. 2681-742 through 2681-749 (codified at 38 U.S.C. 1118), has determined not to establish a presumption of service connection at this time, based on exposure to insecticides or solvents during service in the Persian Gulf during the Persian Gulf War, for any of the diseases, illnesses, or health effects discussed in the February 18, 2003, report of the National Academy of Sciences, titled ``Gulf War and Health, Volume 2. Insecticides and Solvents.'' This determination does not in any way preclude VA from granting service connection for any disease, including those specifically discussed in this notice, nor does it change any existing rights or procedures.