Department of Veterans Affairs July 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (Application for Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18409
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 refund national test fees.
Proposed Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18407
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 Filipino Veterans or beneficiaries receiving benefit at the full-dollar rate continues to meet the United States residency requirements.
Proposed Information Collection (Obligation To Report Factors Affecting Entitlement) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 whether adjustments in rates of benefit payments are necessary.
Proposed Information Collection (Status of Dependents Questionnaire) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18388
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 Veteran's continued entitlement to benefits based on the number of dependents.
Proposed Information Collection (Non-supervised Lender's Nomination and Recommendation of Credit Underwriter) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18382
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 evaluate a credit underwriter's experience.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Authority To Close Loans on an Automatic Basis-Nonsupervised Lenders) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18371
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 authorize nonsupervised lenders to close loans on an automatic basis.
Proposed Information Collection (Matured Endowment Notification) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18367
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 the disposition of proceeds of a matured endowment policy.
Proposed Information Collection (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State Homes; Per Diem for Adult Day Care of Veterans in State Homes): Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18364
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 ensure that nursing home and adult day health care facilities are providing high quality services to Veterans in State homes.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18320
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 from penal institutions regarding incarcerated VA beneficiaries.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Change of Permanent Plan (Medical)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18316
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 establish eligibility to change insurance plans.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18303
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 convert to a permanent plan of insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice-Payment Not Applied); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18302
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 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 determine a claimant's eligibility to reinstate government life insurance.
Agency Information Collection (Inquiry Concerning Applicant for Employment) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-18295
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-31
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 Human Resources and 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 (Special Notice) Activities Under OMB Review; Correction
Document Number: 2013-18278
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an information collection notice in the Federal Register on July 16, 2013 (78 FR 42593), that contained several errors. The notice announced that the Office of Acquisition will submit the collection of information titled ``Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.211-74, Special Notice (previously 852.210-74), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. This document corrects error in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section by removing ``852.211-74'' wherever it appears and adding, in its place ``852.211- 71''. Also, we have removed ``(previously 852.210-74)'' from the title.
Patient Access to Records
Document Number: 2013-18057
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation governing disclosure of information to veterans and other beneficiaries. The current regulation provides for a special procedure for evaluating sensitive records and determining whether an individual may gain access to his or her own records. The special procedure allows VA to prevent an individual's access to his or her own records if VA determines that such release could have an adverse effect on the physical or mental health of a requesting individual. We have determined that this special procedure is contrary to law, and therefore remove it from the current regulation.
Proposed Information Collection (Open Burn Pit Registry Airborne Hazard Self-Assessment Questionnaire) Activity; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-17784
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is extending the comment period for the notice published June 5, 2013 (78 FR 33894), and posting the draft questionnaire that was the subject of that notice, on the VA's Web site.
Inquiry Routing and Information System; Correction
Document Number: 2013-17749
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an information collection notice in a Federal Register on July 15, 2013 (78 FR 42157), that contained errors. In the SUMMARY section of the notice, VA announced that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) had submitted the collection of information titled ``Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. It should have stated that the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) had submitted the collection of information to OMB. Also, at the AGENCY heading, VHA was named the sponsoring program office when the sponsoring program office is OIT. Lastly, we have corrected the office title of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT person. Those errors are corrected by this notice.
Proposed Information Collection (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Activity: Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-17748
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in a Federal Register on June 17, 2013 (78 FR 36307), inviting the public to comment on a proposed information collection titled ``Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960M-16.'' On June 18, 2013 (78 FR 36643), VA inadvertently published an identical notice for the same information collection. This document corrects that error by withdrawing the FR notice that published on June 18, 2013 (FR Doc 2013-14412).
Proposed Information Collection (Conduct the Point-of-Care Research Questionnaire); Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
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, 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 (Service Data Manual) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17653
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
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 Acquisition and Materiel Management, 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 (Regulation for Reconsideration of Denied Claims) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17532
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
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 Health 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.
Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
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 Acquisition and Logistics, 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.
Agency Information Collection (Caution to Bidders-Bid Envelopes) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17031
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
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 Acquisition and Materiel Management, 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 (Purchase of Shellfish) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17030
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
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 Acquisition and Materiel Management, 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 (Technical Industry Standards) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17016
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
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 Acquisition and Materiel Management, 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 (Special Notice) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17023
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
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 Acquisition and Materiel Management, 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 (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17006
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
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 Acquisition and Logistics, 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.
Medications Prescribed by Non-VA Providers
Document Number: 2013-16978
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation concerning filling prescriptions written by non-VA providers for veterans of a period of war who are receiving increased pension because they are permanently housebound or in need of aid and attendance. This rulemaking revises the regulation to reflect the current statutory periods of war to ensure that eligible veterans engaged in current and future conflicts receive medications prescribed by non-VA physicians when appropriate for their care.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-16773
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-15
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.
Agency Information Collection (Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-16755
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-12
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 (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.
Fund Availability Under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2013-16389
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas. This Notice contains information concerning the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Agency Information Collection (Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing Adaptations) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-16153
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-05
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, 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 (Monthly Certification of Flight Training) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-16138
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-05
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 (Transfer of Scholastic Credit (Schools)) Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-16134
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-05
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, 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 Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15811
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-02
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 the information needed to enroll veterans into the VA health care system and to update an existing enrollee's personal data.