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Agency Information Collection (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans Health Needs Assessment) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-27503
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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, 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Evaluation of Residuals of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Correction
Document Number: E8-27457
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document contains a minor correction to the final rulemaking that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published at 73 FR 54693 on September 23, 2008. The rulemaking relates to a revision of the portion of VA's Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses neurological conditions and convulsive disorders to provide detailed and updated criteria for evaluating residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Deductible Amounts in the Beneficiary Travel Program
Document Number: E8-27339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Notice is to inform the public of the Secretary's decision to increase the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Beneficiary Travel program mileage reimbursement rate under 38 U.S.C. 111 for travel of eligible beneficiaries in connection with VA health care and for other purposes. Effective November 17, 2008, the beneficiary travel mileage reimbursement rate is increased from 28.5 cents to 41.5 cents based upon mileage traveled to or from a Department facility or other place in connection with vocational rehabilitation, counseling required by the Secretary pursuant to 38 U.S.C. Chapter 34, ``Educational Assistance'' or Chapter 35, ``Survivors and Dependents' Education Assistance'' or for the purpose of examination, treatment or care. The deductible requirements for purposes of beneficiary travel of mileage reimbursement will remain at $7.77 one-way; $15.54 round trip; with a monthly cap of $46.62.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-26861
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Clarification of a Notice of Disagreement) Activity Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26860
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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 clarify actions taken by the agency of original jurisdiction regarding a claimant's disagreement with his or her rating decision.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Change in Student Status) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26857
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
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 revision 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 report changes in students' enrollment status.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26630
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
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 revision of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for reimbursement of licensing and certification test fees.
Proposed Information Collection (Certification of Lessons Completed) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26629
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
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 currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to report the number of correspondence course lessons completed and for correspondence schools to report the number of lessons serviced.
Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Certification of On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26628
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
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 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 continued eligibility for educational benefits.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Eye
Document Number: E8-26304
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (Rating Schedule) by updating the portion of the schedule that addresses disabilities of the eye. These amendments ensure that the schedule uses current medical terminology, provides unambiguous criteria for evaluating disabilities, and incorporates pertinent medical advances.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Supplies (Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-26358
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 (Locality Pay System for Nurses and Other Health Care Personnel) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-26357
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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, 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Transportation Expense Reimbursement Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-26356
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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.
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Expedited Claims Adjudication Initiative-Pilot Program
Document Number: E8-26310
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching an initiative for accelerated claims and appeals processing at four VA facilities, based on voluntary participation by eligible claimants. The purpose of this initiative is to determine whether VA can expedite the processing of claims and appeals by obtaining claimants' waivers of certain statutory and regulatory response periods, and by utilizing the Board of Veterans' Appeals' (Board or BVA) statutory authority to pre- screen cases. VA's responsibility to fully develop and decide cases in a fair, accurate, and non-adversarial manner remains unchanged under this initiative. If this initiative is successful at the four trial sites, the data obtained may provide a basis for expanding some, or all, of the program nationwide, and ultimately help accelerate the processing of all claims and appeals. The parameters of the initiative are set forth in these regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E8-26246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. section 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the earned income of nonservice- connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service- connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA): Expansion of Benefit Coverage for Prostheses and Enuretic (Bed-Wetting) Devices; Miscellaneous Provisions
Document Number: E8-26245
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts a final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) to expand benefits by covering any non-dental prostheses determined medically necessary for the treatment of certain medical conditions and by removing the exclusion from coverage of enuretic (bed-wetting) devices. In addition, this final rule makes changes in delegations of authority, technical changes, and nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity in VA's regulations governing CHAMPVA.
Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling
Document Number: E8-26177
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending our medical regulations to designate weight management counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not subject to VA's co-payment requirements. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning this rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published on the same date. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on June 16, 2008. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are withdrawing as unnecessary that proposed rule.
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Other Miscellaneous Issues
Document Number: E8-26176
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends regulations governing education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers. In accordance with statutory requirements and previously established formulas, it amends the regulations to show increases in the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI BillActive Duty program, an increase in the percentage payable to veterans pursuing apprenticeship or other on-job training, and a change in the formula used to calculate the entitlement charge for individuals pursuing apprenticeship or other on-job training. It also amends procedural provisions and delegations of authority regarding continuation of payments during emergency school closings. Furthermore, this document makes nonsubstantive technical changes for purposes of clarity and to remove obsolete provisions.
Presumptive Service Connection for Disease Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents: AL Amyloidosis
Document Number: E8-26175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its adjudication regulations concerning presumptive service connection for a certain disease based on the most recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine committee report, ``Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2006 (Update 2006).'' This proposed amendment is necessary to implement a decision of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that there is a positive association between exposure to herbicides used in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era and the subsequent development of AL amyloidosis. The intended effect of this proposed amendment is to establish presumptive service connection for AL amyloidosis based on herbicide exposure.
Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling
Document Number: E8-26174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's proposal published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 20579 on April 16, 2008, to amend our medical regulations to designate weight management counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not subject to VA's co-payment requirements. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion substantially identical direct final rule published on the same date. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are confirming that the direct final rule became effective on June 16, 2008. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Disclosure of Information to Organ, Tissue and Eye Procurement Organizations
Document Number: E8-26172
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts, with changes, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) interim final rule that implemented provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 concerning disclosure of information to organ, tissue and eye procurement organizations. The regulation will provide authority for VA to provide individually-identifiable VA medical records of veterans or dependents of veterans who are deceased or whose death is imminent to representatives of organ procurement organizations, eye banks, and tissue banks to determine whether the patients are suitable potential donors. This document modifies the interim final rule to clarify the definition of ``near death'' and to correct a grammatical error in the definition of ``procurement organization.'' This document also clarifies that eye bank and tissue bank registration with FDA must have an active status.
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB (Yellow Ribbon) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
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 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)). The reason for the emergency clearance is to determine which institutions of higher learning (IHLs) will be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the maximum number of individuals for whom the IHL will make contributions in any given academic year, and the percentage of outstanding established charges the IHL will agree to waive. OMB has been requested to act on this emergency clearance request by December 31, 2008.
Payments and Adjustments to Payments
Document Number: E8-25547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite in plain language provisions applicable to payment of VA benefits and adjustments to payments. 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, beneficiaries and VA personnel in locating and understanding these rules.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Document Number: E8-25735
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations regarding service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by eliminating the requirement of evidence corroborating occurrence of the claimed in-service stressor in claims in which PTSD is diagnosed in service. This amendment is necessary to facilitate the proof of service connection in such claims. By this amendment, we intend to reduce claim-processing time for such claims.
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA): Preauthorization for Durable Medical Equipment
Document Number: E8-25646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) related to preauthorization requirements that apply to the purchase or rental of durable medical equipment. It would increase from $300 to $2,000 the cost of purchase or rental above which preauthorization would be required. This is intended to remove from the CHAMPVA claims process an administratively inefficient requirement.
Proposed Information Collection (FSC Product Line Surveys) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25645
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), 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 obtain customers satisfaction on Financial Services Center (FSC) business process and system features.
Proposed Information Collection (Trainee Request for Leave-Chapter 31, Title 38, U.S.C.) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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 currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to evaluate a trainee's request for leave from Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program training.
Proposed Information Collection (Obtaining Supplemental Information From Hospital or Doctor); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25642
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine the insured's eligibility for continued disability insurance benefits.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-25575
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-25573
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-25556
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Deparment of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI)) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25288
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
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 current collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine servicemembers' eligibility requirements for payment of traumatic injury protection benefits covered under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance.
Agency Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees (Quality and Efficiency of VA Health Care)) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-24999
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
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, 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation, When Applicable)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24977
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
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 a claimant's eligibility for dependency and indemnity compensation, death compensation, and/or accrued benefits.
Accrued Benefits; Correction
Document Number: E8-24650
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document contains a minor correction to the final regulations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in 71 FR 78368 on December 29, 2006. The regulation relates to the Payment of Benefits to Survivors of Estates of Deceased Beneficiaries. No substantive change to the content of the regulation is being made by correcting this amendment.
Special Ratings
Document Number: E8-23825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite in plain language regulations relating to special ratings and ratings for health care eligibility only. 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 provisions.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Annual Clothing Allowance) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24426
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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 determine a veteran's eligibility for clothing allowance.
Proposed Information Collection (Architect-Engineer Fee Proposal) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24424
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information used to notify contractors of available work, solicit and evaluate bids, and monitor work in progress.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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 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 eligibility for issuance of a burial flag for a deceased veteran.
Proposed Information Collection (Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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 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 qualification as a fiduciary.
Proposed Information Collection (Conversion From Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance to Veterans' Group Life Insurance); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24146
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to ensure that separating service members, especially service members with disabilities are informed about their life insurance option, including converting from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance to Veterans' Group Life Insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing Survey) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24145
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information used 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 assess the effectiveness of current procedures used in conducting hearings.
Proposed Information Collection (Pilot Study for the National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Activated National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members and Survivors) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Policy and Planning, 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 conduct a pilot study for the National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Activated National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members and Survivors (NSV).
Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E8-24138
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4) agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice updates the VA Performance Review Board of the Department of Veterans Affairs that was published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2007 (72 FR 61421).
Grants to States for Construction and Acquisition of State Home Facilities
Document Number: E8-23822
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document affirms as final, with changes, an interim final rule that amended regulations regarding grants to States for the construction or acquisition of State homes for furnishing domiciliary and nursing home care to veterans, or for the expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing State homes for furnishing domiciliary, nursing home, or adult day health care to veterans. This rule is necessary to update the regulations and to implement statutory provisions, including provisions of the Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act. This document also incorporates some non-substantive changes to the regulations in the interim final rule and recognizes a change made to 38 CFR 59.50(b) on February 14, 2007.
Dental Care-Provision of One-Time Outpatient Dental Care for Certain Veterans
Document Number: E8-23771
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations regarding the authority to provide one-time outpatient dental treatment to eligible veterans following discharge or release from active duty. In section 1709 of Public Law 110-181, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Congress amended the eligibility criteria for the one-time dental treatment benefit. This rule is necessary to incorporate the statutory amendments into VA regulations.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-23441
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs