Department of Veterans Affairs October 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)
Document Number: 2011-28163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program. This will match personnel records of the Department of Defense with VA records of benefit recipients under the Montgomery GI Bill. The goal of these matches is to identify the eligibility status of veterans, servicemembers, and reservists who have applied for or who are receiving education benefit payments under the Montgomery GI Bill. The purpose of the match is to enable VA to verify that individuals meet the conditions of military service and eligibility criteria for payment of benefits determined by VA under the Montgomery GI Bill. The authority to conduct this match is found in 38 U.S.C. 3684A(a)(1). The records covered include eligibility records extracted from DOD personnel files and benefit records that VA establishes for all individuals who have applied for and/or are receiving, or have received education benefit payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These benefit records are contained in a VA system of records identified as 58VA21/ 22/28 entitled: Compensation, Pension, Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment RecordsVA, first published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), and last amended at 74 FR 29275 (June 19, 2009), with other amendments as cited therein.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of an Assisted Living Facility in Newington, CT
Document Number: 2011-27915
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 5.0-acre parcel of land at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington campus in Newington, Connecticut. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate and maintain an assisted living facility; provide preference and priority placement for senior and disabled Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Senior Housing Facility in Kerrville, TX
Document Number: 2011-27912
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 5.0-acre parcel of land at the VA South Texas Healthcare SystemKerrville campus in Kerrville, Texas. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate and maintain a senior housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for senior and disabled Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for a Mixed-Use Development Including a Permanent Housing Facility in Knoxville, IA
Document Number: 2011-27911
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on 3 parcels of land (163 acres) that comprise the entire Knoxville campus of the VA Central Iowa Healthcare System. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a mixed use development that includes integrated residential, commercial, agricultural and technology components. The residential component will contain a permanent housing facility for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families where the lessee will give preference and priority placement to Veterans and provide supportive services to Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Northampton, MA
Document Number: 2011-27910
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 9.0-acre parcel of land at the Northampton VA Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate and maintain a permanent housing facility and provide preference and priority placement for Veterans, as well as a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Transitional Housing Facility in Pineville, LA
Document Number: 2011-27908
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 7.0-acre parcel of land at the Alexandria VA Medical Center in Pineville, Louisiana. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, renovate, manage, operate and maintain the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a transitional housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program for resident Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development at the Roseburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Roseburg, OR
Document Number: 2011-27907
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 9.3-acre parcel of land at the Roseburg VAMC in Roseburg, Oregon. The selected lessees will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessees will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent and transitional housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term independence and self-sufficiency.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27291
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Sharing Information Between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense
Document Number: 2011-27155
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation pertaining to the applicability of certain VA regulations that restrict the disclosure of certain medical information to the Department of Defense (DoD). This interim final rule removes a restriction that is not required by the applicable statute, 38 U.S.C. 7332(e), and is inconsistent with the intent and purpose of that statute.
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force
Document Number: 2011-27082
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) in August 2009 to conduct a comprehensive review of VA's approach to and programs addressing 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans' illnesses. The second Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Draft Written Report is now complete. VA is inviting public comments on the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Draft Report for Public Comment.
Notice of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2011-26933
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of persons to serve on the Performance Review Board of the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2011.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26838
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26754
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Locality Pay System for Nurses and Other Health Care Personnel) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26291
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 for information needed to determine locality pay rates for nurses at VA facilities.
Proposed Information Collection (Regulation on Application for Fisher Houses and Other Temporary Lodging and VHA Fisher House Application); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26290
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 a claimant's eligibility for temporary lodging while undergoing extensive treatment or procedures.
Proposed Information Collection (Prevalence and Clinical course of Depression Among patients with Heart Failure); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26289
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 for information needed to identify the patterns of depression in heart failure patients.
Proposed Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26288
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 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 determine a veteran's eligibility for specially adapted housing or special home adaptation grant.
Proposed Information Collection (Trainee Request for Leave) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26287
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 extension of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to evaluate a trainee's request for leave from Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program training.
Proposed Information Collection (Payment and Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non Service-Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26286
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 for information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for reimbursement or payment for emergency medical treatment at a non-VA facility.
Proposed Information Collection (Health Surveillance for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26285
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 for information needed to plan and provide better health care for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans.
VA National Academic Affiliations Council; Notice of Establishment
Document Number: 2011-26196
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VASRD Improvement Forum-Updating Disability Criteria for the Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Hearing Impairment, and Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
Document Number: 2011-25780
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will co-host the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) Improvement Forum Updating Disability Criteria for the Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Hearing Impairment, and Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases. The purpose of this VASRD Improvement Forum is to capture public comment and current medical science information from presentations made by subject matter experts. VA plans to use this information to update the sections of the VASRD that pertain to the following four body systems: (1) Respiratory System (38 CFR 4.96-4.97), (2) the Cardiovascular System (38 CFR 4.100-4.104), (3) the Impairment of Auditory Acuity (38 CFR 4.85 and 4.86) and (4) Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases (38 CFR 4.87 and 4.97 currently under Schedule of Respiratory System). Specifically, diagnostic code descriptors and evaluation criteria will be discussed. Contingent upon available capacity and time, individuals wishing to make oral statements will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Agency Information Collection (Student Beneficiary Report-REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors)): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-25591
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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 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 (Certificate as to Assets) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-25589
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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 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 (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-25588
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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 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 (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-25587
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25383
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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 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 eligibility for issuance of a burial flag for a deceased veteran.
Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 4) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-25382
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25381
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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 currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's qualification as a fiduciary.
Proposed Information Collection (Approval of School Attendance) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25380
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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 necessary to determine entitlement to compensation and pension benefits for a child between the ages of 18 and 23 attending school.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Senior Living Retirement and Affordable Housing Community in Fort Howard, MD
Document Number: 2011-25366
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL for 94 acres of land and thirty-seven (37) buildings at the Fort Howard VA Campus in Fort Howard, Maryland. The selected lessee will finance, design, renovate, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to provide a new community-based outpatient clinic, profit sharing, and discounted rent to Veterans residing in the senior living retirement and affordable housing community. Fifty units will be set aside to provide transitional housing and supportive services for homeless and at-risk Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington Campus
Document Number: 2011-25365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an 11.2- acre parcel of land and improvements to include renovating an existing building at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington campus. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, renovate, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent supportive housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Supportive Housing Facility in Lyons, NJ
Document Number: 2011-25322
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on a 16-acre parcel of land at the VA New Jersey Health Care SystemLyons Campus Medical Center in Lyons, New Jersey. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.