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

Proposed Information Collection (Fiduciary Agreement) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15275
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to establish a legal contract between VA and a Federally appointed fiduciary.
Proposed Information Collection (Annual-Final Report and Account) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15274
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
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 ensure that fiduciaries are properly administering VA beneficiaries' compensation and pension payments.
Proposed Information Collection (Former POW Medical History); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15273
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
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 revision 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 assess the health care disability compensation or rehabilitation needs of Former Prisoners of War (FPOW) veteran.
Foreign Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs-Hospital Care and Medical Services in Foreign Countries
Document Number: E9-14966
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations applicable to VA's Foreign Medical Program, Hospital Care and Medical Services in Foreign Countries. This rule is intended to change provisions concerning the location for filing Foreign Medical Program claims and delegations of authority for adjudicating those claims. It also corrects an obsolete regulatory citation. These changes are made for accuracy.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-14965
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Administrator's Official Correspondence Records-VA'' (75VA001B),'' as set forth in the Federal Register on August 29, 1989. VA is amending the system by updating its name, and revising the routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-14824
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-14720
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (FVECF) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-14519
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
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 (A Veteran's Faith: Spirituality Influences Coping With Cancer) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-14518
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
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 (Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-14517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine an applicant's eligibility to receive a grant and/or per diem for programs to assist homeless veterans' transition to independent living.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Fee or Personnel Designation) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-14516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
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, 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-14302
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to modify, alter, amend, rename and republish in its entirety the existing system of records ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Rehabilitation RecordsVA (58VA21/22/28)''.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-14301
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
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 ``Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Vet Center Program VA'' (64VA15) as set forth in the Federal Register 46 FR 9844 and last amended May 31, 2001. VA is amending the system by revising Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety at this time.
Agency Information Collection (IL Assessment) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-13984
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-15
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, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-13927
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Direct Deposit Enrollment) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-13784
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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, 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 (One-VA Identification Verification Card) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-13783
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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 Operations, Security, and Preparedness, 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 (Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-13782
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities (Advertising, Sales, and Enrollment Materials, and Candidate Handbooks) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-13781
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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, 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.
Proposed Information Collection (VR&E Program National Outcome Follow-up With Employment Based Rehabilitated Veterans Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13780
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine claimants' satisfaction with their Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program experience.
Proposed Information Collection (Authorization To Substitute a Claim of a Deceased Claimant) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13779
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to allow a beneficiary to request to be substituted for a claimant who passed away prior to completion of his or her claim for benefits.
Severance Pay, Separation Pay, and Special Separation Benefits
Document Number: E9-13212
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adjudication regulations to incorporate relevant statutory provisions regarding severance pay, separation pay, and special separation benefits. These amendments are necessary to conform the regulation to statutory provisions.
Pension Management Center Manager
Document Number: E9-13211
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to add the Pension Management Center Manager as a person who, in addition to the Veterans Service Center Manager, is authorized to review decisions on benefit claims and authorized to approve permanent and total disability evaluations on an extraschedular basis for pension purposes. These changes are made to reflect the duties of the Pension Management Center Manager.
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB (Statement in Support of Claim (National Cemetery Administration Survey of Satisfaction With National Cemeteries)) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13128
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-05
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 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 ensure that VA National Cemeteries have the appropriate customer data available on cemetery service and appearance to ensure its operations continue to meet and exceed the expectations of veterans and their families. This is the only external source of input VA receives on cemeteries regarding its level of service to veterans. OMB has been requested to act on this emergency clearance request by June 26, 2009.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program
Document Number: E9-13097
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation regarding the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance traumatic injury protection (TSGLI) program. The amendment was necessary in order to add losses that would be covered under the program and to define terms that are relevant to these new losses. The final rule also clarifies existing language in the regulation and reorganizes several existing provisions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-12954
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-03
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 Representation Program RecordsVA'' (100VA10NS10) as set forth in the Federal Register 67 FR 211 dated October 31, 2002. VA is amending the system by changing the system name to Patient Advocate Tracking System (PATS); Supplementary Information, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses, the System Location; Categories of Records in the System;
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-12779
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is deleting a system of records entitled ``Center for Minority Veterans Management Information System-VA'' (95VA00M), which was established at 64 FR 23900, dated May 4, 1999. The system was to maintain an automated database containing demographic data on veterans that the Center may use to analyze trends on how VA serves minority veterans. This system of records is being deleted because this program was never active in the Center for Minority Veterans and the records were never collected. When requested, the Department's Office of Policy, Preparedness and Planning has the appropriate personnel, knowledge and ability to provide statistical analysis of minority veterans' utilization of VA business lines for the CMV to meet its mission.
Headstone and Marker Application Process
Document Number: E9-12650
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations concerning headstones and markers furnished by the Government through the VA headstone and marker program. It updates ordering procedures for headstones and markers and provides instructions for requesting the addition of a new emblem of belief to VA's list of emblems available for inscription on Government-furnished headstones and markers. Additionally, this final rule establishes criteria to guide VA's decisions on requests to add new emblems of belief to the list.
Agency Information Collection (National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Activated National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members and Survivors) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-12505
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-01
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 Office of Policy and Planning (OPP), 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.