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

Proposed Information Collection (Call Center Satisfaction Survey): Comment Request
Document Number: E9-18235
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed from Veterans regarding their recent experience in contacting the VA call centers.
Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB (eBenefits) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-18202
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
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 allow claimants to find information about benefits and other services online.
Proposed Information Collection (Nutrition and Food Services Survey); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-18000
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
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 to currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine patients' satisfaction with the quality of food and nutrition services.
Privacy Act; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-17910
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
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 system of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled ``Veterans Information Solution (VIS)VA'' (137VA005Q).
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-17907
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-17776
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-27
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 electronic system of records entitled ``Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Identity Repository (VADIR)VA'' (138VA005Q).
Agency Information Collection Activities (Veterans Industries Consumer Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17663
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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 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 (Application for Voluntary Service) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17662
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Health Eligibility Center (HEC) Correspondence Satisfaction Letter and Customer Modality Survey): Comment Request
Document Number: E9-17661
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate and improve patient satisfaction program.
Agency Information Collection (Pre-Discharge Compensation Claim) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17660
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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 Activities (VR&E Employment of Individuals With Severe Injuries Study) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17659
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17658
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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 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.
Recoupment of Severance Pay From VA Compensation; Correction
Document Number: E9-17308
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document contains a correction to the regulation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that governs recoupment of lump-sum readjustment pay from disability compensation. This correction is required in order to amend an authority citation in the regulation. No substantive change to the content of the regulation is being made by this correcting amendment.
Herbicide Exposure and Veterans With Covered Service in Korea
Document Number: E9-17035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication, medical, and vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations to incorporate relevant provisions from the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. Specifically, this document proposes to amend VA's regulations regarding herbicide exposure of certain veterans who served in or near the Korean demilitarized zone and regulations regarding spina bifida in their children. It also proposes to amend VA's medical regulations by correcting the Health Administration
Elimination of Requirement for Prior Signature Consent and Pre- and Post-Test Counseling for HIV Testing
Document Number: E9-16898
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts, without change, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2008, updating informed consent requirements related to testing for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) for Veterans receiving health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This final rule is in accordance with related provisions of the Veteran's Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008. The final rule eliminates the regulatory requirement for written informed consent for HIV testing and specific pre- and post-test counseling of Veteran patients. VA will implement this rule through internal policy guidance specifying these requirements and how they apply to HIV testing.
Proposed Information Collection (MOVE! Weight Management Program); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-16892
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
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 patients experience with the MOVE! Weight Management Program.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-16751
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-15
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 Administration Center Civilian Health and Medical Program RecordsVA'' (54VA16) as set forth in the Federal Register 68 FR 53784. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Location; Categories of Individuals Covered by the System; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the
Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Home Facilities-Update of Authorized Beds
Document Number: E9-16341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations regarding grants to States for construction or acquisition of State homes to update the maximum number of nursing home and domiciliary beds designated for each State and to amend the definition of ``State'' for purposes of these grants to include Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
Enhanced-Use Lease of VA Property for the Development and Operation of Parking and Commercial Facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY
Document Number: E9-16297
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to enter into an enhanced-use lease of approximately 2.4 acres of underutilized land at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, operate, manage and maintain a parking facility, and potentially a commercial facility. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to provide VA with a new office building, at no cost to VA.
Charges Billed to Third Parties for Prescription Drugs Furnished by VA to a Veteran for a Nonservice-Connected Disability
Document Number: E9-16294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations concerning ``reasonable charges'' for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a veteran for a nonservice- connected disability. More specifically, VA proposes to amend the regulations regarding charges billed for prescription drugs not administered during treatment by changing the billing formula to reflect VA's actual drug costs for each drug rather than our current practice of using a national average drug cost for all prescriptions dispensed. The revised formula for calculating ``reasonable charges'' for prescription drug costs would also continue to include an average administrative cost for each prescription. The purpose is to provide VA with a more accurate billing methodology for prescription drugs.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-16228
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
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 ``Community Placement Program VA'' (65VA122) as set forth in the Federal Register 56 FR 26186 and last amended in the Federal Register on June 6, 1991. 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15924
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
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 for information needed to summarize a claimant's disagreement of denied VA benefits before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
Proposed Information Collection (Access to Financial Records) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-15925
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
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 for information needed to contact beneficiaries whose correspondence was return to VA.
Class Deviation From Federal Acquisition Regulation 32.905 Electronic Submission of Invoices
Document Number: E9-15862
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This is to notify interested parties of a class deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the submission of electronic invoices for payment. VA intends to deviate from FAR 32.905 in order to add an interim clause to the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR).
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Duty To Assist
Document Number: E9-15860
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning VA's responsibility to provide notification regarding information or evidence needed for an individual to substantiate a claim for vocational rehabilitation benefits and services, and regarding applicable time periods. VA's duty to assist claimants in substantiating their claims for benefits was expanded by the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000. This rulemaking incorporates those provisions in VA's regulations. Specifically, upon receipt of a substantially complete application for benefits, VA will make reasonable efforts to help the claimant obtain the evidence necessary to substantiate the claim. In addition, VA is making changes to improve readability and other clarifying changes that are nonsubstantive.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-15706
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA): Preauthorization of Durable Medical Equipment
Document Number: E9-15484
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) preauthorization section by increasing the dollar ceiling for purchase or rental of durable medical equipment (DME) from $300 to $2,000.