Department of Veterans Affairs 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Copayments for Medications
Document Number: E9-31124
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action to amend its medical regulations concerning the copayment required for certain medications. Under current regulations, the copayment amount must be increased based on the prescription drug component of the Medical Consumer Price Index, and the maximum annual copayment amount must be increased when the copayment is increased. Under the amendments in this document, we will freeze copayments at the current rate for the next 6 months, and thereafter resume increasing copayments in accordance with any change in the prescription drug component of the Medical Consumer Price Index.
State Cemetery Grants
Document Number: E9-30873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations governing grants to States for the establishment, expansion, and improvement of State veterans cemeteries (Establishment, Expansion, and Improvement Projects). We propose to implement through regulation new statutory authority to provide grants for the operation and maintenance of State veterans cemeteries (Operation and Maintenance Projects), as authorized by the Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007 (the Act), enacted on December 26, 2007. The Act expands VA authority to provide grants to States for operating and maintaining State veterans cemeteries and limits to $5 million the aggregate amount of such grants VA may award in any fiscal year. The Act requires that VA prescribe regulations implementing the new authority within 180 days of enactment. VA proposes to amend its regulations to outline the process, the criteria, and the priorities relating to the award of these Operation and Maintenance Project grants. The proposed rule would also revise part 39 by changing the arrangement and numbering of the current regulatory sections, updating the references to various codes, incorporating some non-substantive changes to the regulations, and removing specific forms from this part that are available at http:// www.cem.va.gov/cem/scg_grants.asp.
Agency Information Collection (eBenefits Portal) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30834
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
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 Information and Technology, 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.
VBA/VHA Mental Health Summit
Document Number: E9-30719
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)/Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mental Health Summit to capture current medical science information and economic earnings loss data from presentations made by subject matter experts. VA plans to use this information to update the sections of VA's Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) that pertain to mental disorders. See 38 CFR 4.125-4.130. Specifically, diagnostic code descriptors and percentage ratings will be discussed, as well as whether to add or delete diagnostic codes from the mental health portion of VASRD. Contingent upon available capacity and time, individuals wishing to make oral statements will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; 2010 Calendar Year Update
Document Number: E9-30641
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice informs the public of updated data for calculating the ``reasonable charges'' collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a veteran for: (1) A nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care or the payment of expenses for care under a health plan contract; (2) a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran's employment and covered under a worker's compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or (3) a nonservice- connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a State that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The charge tables and supplemental tables that are applicable to this notice can be viewed on the Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office's Intranet and Internet Web sites. These changes are effective January 1, 2010.
Agency Information Collection (VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30575
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
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 To Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information to a Third Party) Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30367
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 (Award Attachment for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30366
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30365
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 (Income Verification) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30364
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 Verification of Enrollment) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-30363
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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.
Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation
Document Number: E9-30096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations regarding specially adapted housing and special home adaptation grants. The proposed regulations would incorporate certain provisions from the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003, the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004, the Veterans' Housing Opportunity and Benefits Improvement Act of 2006, and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The proposed amendments are necessary to conform the regulations to the statutory provisions.
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Remand or Referral for Further Action; Notification of Evidence Secured by the Board and Opportunity for Response
Document Number: E9-30094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the Appeals Regulations of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board or BVA) to articulate the Board's practice of referring unadjudicated claims to the Agency of Original Jurisdiction (AOJ) for appropriate action, and to describe when it is appropriate for the Board to remand a claim to the AOJ for the limited purpose of issuing a Statement of the Case (SOC). We also propose to amend the Board's Rules of Practice to outline the procedures the Board must follow when supplementing the record with a recognized medical treatise, and to remove the notice procedures the Board must currently follow when considering law not considered by the AOJ. The purpose of these amendments is to codify existing practices derived from caselaw, enhance efficiency, and provide guidance and clarification.
Federal Tort Claim Delegation
Document Number: E9-30093
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations concerning delegation of authority to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, compromise, and settle claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act where the amount of settlement does not exceed $300,000, and the Secretary's redelegation of such authority to certain personnel within the Office of the General Counsel. The amendments will facilitate the timely processing of claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act by expanding VA's settlement authority and clarifying the delegation of such authority within the Department.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-29951
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Project Better Respiratory Equipment Using Advanced Technologies for Healthcare Employees (B.R.E.A.T.H.E.)
Document Number: E9-29709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, [administered by the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)], is seeking to partner with commercial organizations that have respirator design and manufacturing capabilities through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), under the authority of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986, Public Law 99-502, 100 Stat. 1785 (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 U.S.C. (the FTTA). The CRADA is on a research endeavor called Better Respiratory Equipment using Advanced Technologies for Healthcare Employees (or Project B.R.E.A.T.H.E.) that aims to develop a new respirator for health care workers. The genesis and emphasis of Project B.R.E.A.T.H.E. grew from recommendations issued by the Institute of Medicine in November 2007 in its report Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers, which articulates the next steps to be taken toward better respiratory protection for health care workers.
Notice of Information and Evidence Necessary To Substantiate Claim
Document Number: E9-29459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations regarding VA's duty to notify a claimant of the information and evidence necessary to substantiate a claim. The purpose of this amendment is to implement the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008, which requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe in regulations requirements relating to the content of notice to be provided to claimants for veterans benefits, including different content for notice based on the type of claim filed, the type of benefits or services sought under the claim, and the general information and evidence required to substantiate the basic elements of each type of claim.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-29375
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
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 entitled ``The Revenue ProgramBilling and Collections RecordsVA'' (114VA16) as set forth in the Federal Register 69 FR 4205 and as amended in 70 FR 55207. VA is amending the system of records by revising the Categories of Records in the System.
Agency Information Collection (Loan Analysis) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-29313
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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 (Dental Record Authorization and Invoice for Outpatient Services) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-29306
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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 (Agent Orange Registry Code Sheet) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-29305
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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 (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-29304
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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 (Learner's Perception (LP) Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-29303
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Supporting Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Document Number: E9-28461
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document implements portions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (the Act) and Executive Order 13360, providing opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) to increase their Federal contracting and subcontracting. The Act and the Executive Order authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish special methods for contracting with SDVOSBs and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB). Under this final rule, a VA contracting officer may restrict competition to contracting with SDVOSBs or VOSBs under certain conditions. Likewise, sole source contracts with SDVOSBs or VOSBs are permissible under certain conditions. This final rule implements these special acquisition methods as a change to the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR).
Community Residential Care Program
Document Number: E9-28757
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Residential Care regulations to update the standards for VA approval of facilities, including standards for fire safety and heating and cooling systems. This rule also establishes a 12-month duration for VA approvals and would authorize provisional approval of certain facilities. Finally, this rule eliminates the statement of needed care requirement and clarifies that it is the care providers at the facility that determine the services needed by a particular veteran.
Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance-Dependent Coverage
Document Number: Z9-27644
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-28651
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Request for Certificate of Veteran Status) Activities Under OMB
Document Number: E9-28632
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
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 (Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) Foreclosure Impact Survey-Veterans Recently Separated) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-28631
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-28388
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-28387
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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 entitled ``Health Professional Scholarship ProgramVA'' (73VA14) as set forth in the Federal Register 58 FR 40852. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Location, Purpose, Routine Use of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses,
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-28321
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-27786
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
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 entitled ``Patient Medical Records-VA'' (24VA19) as set forth in the Federal Register, 69 FR 18428 (Apr. 7, 2004). VA is amending the system by revising the Categories of Records in the System, and 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.
Agency Information Collection (National Registry of Veterans With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-27784
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
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, 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 (Claim for Repurchase of Loan) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27714
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-18
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 repurchase a default loan.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance-Dependent Coverage
Document Number: E9-27644
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) regulations in order to implement sec. 402 of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008. Section 402 of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 extended SGLI dependent coverage to an insured member's stillborn child. This final rule defines the term ``member's stillborn child.''
Agency Information Collection (Supplemental Information for Change of Program or Reenrollment After Unsatisfactory Attendance, Conduct or Progress) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-27590
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 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 (Certification of Fully Developed Claim) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27589
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 existing collection in use without an OMB Control Number and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process compensation and pension claims within 90 days after receipt of the claim.
Agency Information Collection (Request for and Authorization to Release Medical Records or Health Information) Activities under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-27588
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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, 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 (Millennium Bill Emergency Care Provider Satisfaction Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-27587
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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, 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 (Internet Student CPR Web Registration Application) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-27586
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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, 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 (VA Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-27585
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 Policy, Planning and Preparedness (OPP&P), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information as 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-27448
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has amended and is publishing the alteration of a system of records entitled ``Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Records-VA'' 119VA005R1C. The amended and altered system of records makes only administrative edits and revisions as necessary.
Proposed Information Collection (PMC) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27281
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 request additional certificates, replacements or corrections to a PMC.
Proposed Information Collection (Verification of VA Benefits) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27280
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
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 by lenders to determine whether any benefits-related debts exist in the veteran-borrower's name prior to the closing of any VA-guaranteed loans on an automatic basis.
Proposed Information Collection (Health Eligibility Center (HEC) New Enrollee Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs, [omb Control No. 2900-New (hec New Enrollee Survey)]
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to improve HEC enrollment processes.
Proposed Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity): Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27278
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 burden estimates relating to customer satisfaction surveys involving the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
Claim-Related Documents or Supporting Evidence Not of Record
Document Number: E9-27077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to add a new section to its adjudication regulations to establish temporary VA procedures for when claimants allege the submission of claim-related documents or evidence in support of a claim during the time period of April 14, 2007, through October 14, 2008, and such documents or evidence are not of record in the official VA file.
Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Record of Training and Wages) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27073
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 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 monitor claimants' training progress towards their rehabilitation goals.