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

Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-20979
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: E9-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program matching Office of Personnel Management (OPM), civil service payment records with VA pension, compensation, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of this match is to identify beneficiaries receiving VA income-dependent benefits and civil service retirement benefits in order to adjust VA income-dependent benefits payment as prescribed by law. The match will include records of current VA beneficiaries.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: E9-20913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching Social Security Administration (SSA) Master Beneficiary Records (MBRs) with VA pension, compensation, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of this match is to identify beneficiaries who are receiving VA benefits, and to reduce or terminate benefits, if appropriate. The match will include records of current VA beneficiaries.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-20911
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
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 ``Non-VA Fee Basis RecordsVA (23VA163), as set forth in 67 FR 61205-61209, September 27, 2002. VA is amending the system by revising the paragraphs for System Number, System Location, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, Authority for Maintenance of the System; Purpose(s), Routine Uses or Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses,
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: E9-20910
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
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 VA is amending the system of records entitled ``Veteran, Employee and Citizen Health Care Facility Investigation Records-VA'' (32VA00) as set forth in the Federal Register (58 FR 40852) dated July 30, 1993. VA is amending the system by revising the System Number, Routine Uses of
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-20906
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
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 Veteran Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Enrollment and Eligibility RecordsVA'' (147VA16) as set forth in 73 FR 15847-15852, March 25, 2008 to add a routine use relating to computer matching activities.
Medication Prescribed by Non-VA Physicians
Document Number: E9-20792
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends and adopts an interim final rule that governs the provision of medications to veterans when medication is prescribed by physicians who are not employees of nor are they providing care under contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In a document published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2003, VA issued an interim final rule establishing a temporary program while also maintaining the program that it had in place before the interim final rule. Because the need cited in the interim final rule has abated and because the provisions added by the interim final rule were self- limiting in time and scope, we are removing these provisions which established the now obsolete temporary program.
Presumption of Service Connection for Osteoporosis for Former Prisoners of War
Document Number: E9-20790
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations to establish a presumption of service connection for osteoporosis for former Prisoners of War (POWs) who were detained or interned for at least 30 days and whose osteoporosis is at least 10 percent disabling. The amendment implements a decision by the Secretary to establish such a presumption based on scientific studies.
Agency Information Collection (Authorization To Substitute a Claim of a Deceased Claimant) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-20498
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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.
Proposed Information Collection (VA MATIC Change); Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20497
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to start or change a claimant's VA MATIC deduction.
Agency Information Collection (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service Employment of Individuals With Severe Injuries Study) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-20496
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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.
Stressor Determinations for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Document Number: E9-20339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations governing service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by liberalizing in some cases the evidentiary standard for establishing the required in-service stressor. This amendment would eliminate the requirement for corroborating that the claimed in-service stressor occurred if a stressor claimed by a veteran is related to the veteran's fear of hostile military or terrorist activity and a VA psychiatrist or psychologist confirms that the claimed stressor is adequate to support a diagnosis of PTSD, provided that the claimed stressor is consistent with the places, types, and circumstances of the veteran's service and that the veteran's symptoms are related to the claimed stressor.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-19628
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
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 ``Compliance Records, Response, and Resolution of Reports of Persons Allegedly Involved in Compliance ViolationsVA'' (106VA17) as set forth in the Federal Register 66 FR 59842 and last amended Nov. 30, 2001. 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: E9-19489
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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 ``Customer User Provisioning System (CUPS)-VA'' (87VA005OP) as set forth in 69 FR 18436. VA is amending the system of records by revising the system name, category of records, and the routine uses in the system. VA is re-publishing the system notice in its entirety.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee;
Document Number: E9-19462
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-19450
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Applicant Background Survey): Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19408
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources and Administration (HRA), the 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 to survey applicant for employment background information.
Annual Pay Ranges for Physicians and Dentists of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Document Number: E9-18998
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Enhancement Act of 2004'' (Pub. L. 108-445, dated December 3, 2004) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of annual pay ranges for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians and dentists as prescribed by the Secretary for Department-wide applicability. These annual pay ranges are intended to enhance the flexibility of the Department to recruit, develop, and retain the most highly qualified providers to serve our Nation's veterans and maintain a standard of excellence in the VA healthcare system.
Deceased Indebted Servicemembers and Veterans: Authority Concerning Certain Indebtedness
Document Number: E9-18939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to implement certain provisions of the Combat Veterans Debt Elimination Act of 2008 and of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008. The proposed rule would implement the first statute's provisions granting limited authority to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) to terminate collection action on certain debts arising from a VA benefit program when the indebted individual is a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran who dies as a result of injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while serving in a theater of combat operations in a war or in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities after September 11, 2001, and to refund amounts collected after the individual's death. The proposed rule would also implement the second statute's provisions that similarly grants the Secretary discretionary authority to suspend or terminate collection of debts owed to VA by individuals who died while serving on active duty as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard during a period when the Coast Guard is operating as a service in the Navy, and to refund amounts collected after the individual's death.
Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Home Facilities-Update of Authorized Beds; Correction
Document Number: E9-18683
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register July 10, 2009, 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. In the preamble, the table showing the changes in the maximum number of beds for each State contained an error for the number of beds for Vermont. This document corrects that error.
Agency Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-18628
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
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 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities (FMP) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-18626
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
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 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 (Pre-Discharge Compensation Claim) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-18627
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-04
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.