Department of Veterans Affairs March 16, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5603
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 552a) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence of and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is adding a new system records entitled ``Inspector General Oversight Data ExtractsVA,'' (154VA53C).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5599
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled ``Executive Veterans Affairs Contact Management System (Exec VA)VA'' (141VA005Q3).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5598
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
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 three existing systems of records 93VA131, ``Gulf War Registry-VA''; 105VA131, ``Agent Orange Registry-VA''; and 108VA11S, ``Spinal Cord Dysfunction Registry-VA'' to add a routine use relating to releasing information to agencies in the event of fraud or abuse; and add a routine use relating to disclosing information when there is a risk of embarrassment or harm to the reputations of the record subjects.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5597
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is deleting a system of records entitled, ``Physician, Dentist and Supervisory Nurse Professional Standards Board Action File-VA'' (29VA11), which is set forth in the Federal Register publication, ``Privacy Act Issuances, 1999 Compilation''. The records included a collection of personnel forms and correspondence pertaining to promotions, reassignments, transfers, proficiency ratings, physical examinations, etc., all of which are duplicated in the Professional Standards Board and Proficiency Rating Folder (101VA05). This system also contained board action folders for former employees who cannot be re-employed without approval of the Under Secretary for Health. As a result of a review of related systems of records maintained by the agency, it was determined there was no longer a need to maintain the records in 29VA11, since the records are maintained elsewhere.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5596
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Litigant, Tort Claimant, EEO Complainant and Third Party Recovery FilesVA'' (16VA026) as set forth in full in the Federal Register on January 13, 1982 [47 F.R. 1463]. This system was subsequently amended in the Federal Register on April 25, 1983 [48 F.R. 17687] to add several new routine uses. VA is amending the system by revising the routine uses of records maintained in the system, combining three existing uses into one, deleting five old routine uses, and adding five new routine uses. The name of system of records is being changed to ``Litigation FilesVA'' to more closely encompass the complete scope of matters handled in VA litigation and administrative investigations carried out by OGC attorneys. This system contains records of Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) and Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) disputes, contract litigation, Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act litigation at the appellate level as well as EEO disputes, torts, and third party litigation. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agents and Attorney Fees; Correction
Document Number: E9-5547
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document corrects a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) final rule that governs the representation of claimants for VA benefits. This correction removes obsolete regulations without making any substantive change to the content of the final rule.