Department of Veterans Affairs August 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (Locality Pay System for Nurses and Other Health Care Personnel) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20114
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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 for information needed to determine locality pay rates for nurses at VA facilities.
Determination of Presumption of Service Connection Concerning Illnesses Discussed in National Academy of Sciences Report on Gulf War and Health
Document Number: E8-19971
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
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 in part at 38 U.S.C. 1118), has determined that there is no basis to establish a presumption of service connection at this time for any of the diseases, illnesses, or health effects discussed in the December 20, 2004, report of the National Academy of Science, titled ``Gulf War and Health, Volume 3. Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants'' based on exposure to fuels, combustion products, or propellants during service in the Persian Gulf during the Persian Gulf War. 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.
Beneficiary Travel Under 38 U.S.C. 111 Within the United States; Correction
Document Number: E8-19961
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on June 30, 2008 (73 FR 36796), amending its beneficiary travel regulations that provide a mechanism for payment of travel expenses within the United States under 38 U.S.C. 111 to help veterans and other persons obtain care and services from VA's Veterans Health Administration (VHA). That document contained a typographical error. This document corrects that error.
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-19841
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Report of Accidental Injury in Support of Claim for Compensation or Pension) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19905
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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, will submit 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 (Student Beneficiary Report-REPS (Restored Entitlement Program For Survivors)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19904
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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, will submit 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 (VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19903
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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.
Agency Information Collection (Agreement for Release of VA Education Information to Third Party) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19902
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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, will submit 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 (Request for Transportation Expense Reimbursement (38 CFR 21.8370)) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19901
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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 the information needed to determine children with spina bifida eligibility for reimbursement of transportation expenses.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Supplies (Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation)); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19900
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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 whether supplies requested for a veteran's rehabilitation program are necessary.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19737
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
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, will submit 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 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance Into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19734
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
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, will submit 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 (Election to Apply Selected Reserve Services to either Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty or to the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19726
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
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, will submit 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 (Offer To Purchase and Contract of Sale) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-19719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
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, will submit 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.
Advisory Committee on VA Disability Compensation and Related Benefits; Notice of Establishment
Document Number: E8-19659
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-19618
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on OIF/OEF Veterans and Families; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-19300
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Acquisition Regulation: Supporting Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Document Number: E8-19261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This proposed rule would implement portions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 and Executive Order 13360, Providing Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses to Increase Their Federal Contracting and Subcontracting. The Public Law and Executive Order authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish special methods for contracting with service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). Under this proposed rule, a VA contracting officer could restrict competition in contracting for SDVOSBs or VOSBs under certain conditions. Likewise, sole source contracts with SDVOSBs or VOSBs would be permitted under certain conditions. The proposed rule would implement these special acquisition methods as a change to the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR).
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-18977
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-18787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-18786
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-18518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently known as ``Investigation Reports of Persons Allegedly Involved in Irregularities Concerning VA Laws, Regulations, Etc.'' (11VA51) as set forth in the Federal Register at 70 FR 76498. VA is amending the system of records by renaming the system, revising the Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, the Categories of Records in the System, the Purpose(s), the Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses, and Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining and Disposing of Records in the System. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-18505
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently known as ``Inspector General Complaint Center RecordsVA'' (66VA53) as set forth in the Federal Register at 49 FR 10216. VA is amending the system of records by renaming the system, revising the Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, revising the Categories of Records in the System, adding a Purpose(s) section, and amending the Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses, and Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining and Disposing of Records in the System. Minor nomenclature changes, to reflect current titles and organizational elements, are being made. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Blue Ribbon Panel on VA-Medical School Affiliations; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-18303
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment of Systems Notice; Modification of Routine Uses
Document Number: E8-17899
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(E), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is modifying the Routine Uses of this System of Records to add additional uses. Notice is hereby given that VA is revising certain paragraphs in the system of records entitled ``Workers'' Compensation-Occupational Safety and Health/Management Information SystemVA'' (86VA00S1) which was recently published in the Federal Register at Volume 60, Number 60, on September 14, 2000. The Routine Uses are being revised to include additional purposes for which information from this System of Records may be disseminated without the consent of the individual. VA is republishing this system notice in its entirety at this time.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-17898
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Suspension of Monthly Check) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-17849
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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, will submit 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 (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-17848
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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, will submit 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 (Certificate as to Assets) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-17847
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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, will submit 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 (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit (38 CFR 9.14(e)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-17846
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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, will submit 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 (Survey of Veteran Enrollees (Quality and Efficiency of VA Health Care)) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-17845
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to measure the quality of service provided to VHA beneficiaries.
Agency Information Collection (Report of Treatment in Hospital) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-17844
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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, will submit 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 (Child Care Subsidy) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-17843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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 Office of Management (OM), 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.