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

Proposed Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12300
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 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 on information needed to implement the subcontracting review mechanism requirement of Public Law 109-461, VA will collect information from subcontractors identified by prime contractors in their subcontracting plans.
Proposed Information Collection (Pre-Discharge Compensation Claim) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12301
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information required from service members to participate in the pre-discharge claims program.
Proposed Information Collection (FMP); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11944
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
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 reimburse healthcare providers for medical services provided to veterans with service- connected disabilities living or traveling overseas.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-11844
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-11499
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
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 records. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice that it is amending the system of records entitled ``Current and Former Accredited Representative, Claims Agent, Representative and Claims Agent Applicant and Rejected Applicant and Attorney RecordsVA'' (01VA022) as set forth in the Federal Register, 40 FR 38095, Aug. 26, 1975; and amended in 47 FR 1460, Jan. 13, 1982, 54 FR 30969, Jul. 25, 1989, 59 FR 47377, Sep. 15, 1994, and 67 FR 54529, Aug. 22, 2002. VA is amending the system notice by (1) revising the System Name, System Location, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, routine uses 2 and 5, and procedures for storage, retrievability, and safeguards; (2) rescinding routine use 8; and (3) adding a purpose data element and new routine uses 11 through 14. VA is republishing the system in its entirety.
Agency Information Collection (Financial Status Report) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-11453
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Voluntary Service); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11452
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
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 an applicant's suitability and placement as a potential volunteer at VA.
Expansion of Enrollment in the VA Health Care System
Document Number: E9-11400
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations regarding enrollment in the VA health care system. In particular, it establishes additional sub-priorities within enrollment priority category 8 and provides that beginning on the effective date of the rule, VA will begin enrolling priority category 8 veterans whose income exceeds the current means test and geographic means test income thresholds by 10 percent or less.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-11212
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB (FVEC) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11104
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
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 allow VA to share claims information with the family members or designee of severely injured service members who are unable to communicate with VA due to their injuries. OMB has been requested to act on this emergency clearance request by June 5, 2009.
Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: E9-11079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) Loan Guaranty regulations concerning assistance to eligible individuals in acquiring specially adapted housing. The proposed change would implement provisions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which authorized VA to provide for automatic annual increases in the dollar amounts available to certain Specially Adapted Housing grant recipients.
Reimbursement for Interment Costs
Document Number: E9-10982
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adjudication regulations on burial benefits to incorporate a change made by the Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007. Specifically, this document eliminates a 2-year time limitation for States to file with VA claims for reimbursement of interment costs. The removal of this time limitation is necessary to conform the regulations to recent legislation and governing statutes.
Proposed Information Collection (VR&E Employment of Individuals With Severe Injuries Study); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10798
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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 determine whether Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service program is meeting the needs of severely disabled veterans.
Proposed Information Collection (Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10797
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to assist veterans in reopening a previously denied disability compensation claim or to request an increase in benefit and/or claim for a new service- connected condition.
Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10796
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to evaluate chronic gastrointestinal disorders in Persian Gulf War Veterans.
Agency Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Reliance Upon VA) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-10795
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Industries Consumer Satisfaction Survey); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10794
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to evaluate veterans' experiences with Veterans Industries Vocational Rehabilitation program.
Agency Information Collection (uSPEQ Consumer Survey Experience (Rehabilitation)) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-10793
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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 (Evaluation of VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-10792
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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, has submitted 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.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Basic Entitlement; Effective Date of Induction Into a Rehabilitation Program; Cooperation in Initial Evaluation
Document Number: E9-10806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, it proposes to amend provisions concerning: individuals' basic entitlement to vocational rehabilitation benefits and services; effective dates of induction into a rehabilitation program, including retroactive induction; and cooperation and lack of cooperation in the initial evaluation process. The proposed amendments are intended to update pertinent regulations to reflect changes in law, VA's interpretation of applicable law, and VA's determination of appropriate procedures, and to improve clarity.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-10712
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
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 ``National Chaplain Management Information System (NCMIS)-VA'' (84VA111K) as set forth in the Federal Register 59 FR 13765 and last amended in the Federal Register on March 23, 1994. VA is amending the system of records by revising the Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System Including Categories of Users and the Purpose of Such Uses. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-10711
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
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 ``Telephone Service for Clinical Care Records-VA'' (113VA112) as set forth in the Federal Register 67 FR 63497. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Name, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System Including Categories of Users and the Purpose of Such Uses, Storage,
Presumptive Service Connection for Disease Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents: AL Amyloidosis
Document Number: E9-10627
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 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 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 amendment is to establish presumptive service connection for AL amyloidosis based on herbicide exposure.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-10626
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
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 ``Education Debt Reduction Program-VA'' (115VA10) as set forth in the Federal Register 67 FR 64449. VA is amending the system of records by revising the Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System Including Categories of Users and the Purpose of Such Uses. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Headstones and Markers
Document Number: E9-10022
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending existing regulations regarding the authority to provide Government-furnished memorial headstones and markers. Memorial headstones or markers are provided in certain circumstances to memorialize eligible veterans and certain family members whose remains are not available for interment. Pursuant to Sec. 810 of Public Law 110-389, the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008, eligibility for a memorial headstone or marker for placement in a national or State veterans cemetery has been extended to a veteran's surviving spouse who had a subsequent remarriage and whose remains are unavailable for interment. Previously, a memorial headstone or marker could be provided for a veteran's surviving spouse who had a subsequent remarriage only if that remarriage was terminated by death or divorce. This final rule is necessary to incorporate a statutory amendment into VA regulations.