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

Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21164
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Beneficiary Travel Mileage Reimbursement Application Form) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-21086
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 (HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-21085
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 (Request for Details of Expenses) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-21073
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 (Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) Patient Satisfaction Survey, VA Form 10-0481); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21069
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 extended collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection required to obtain patient perspective on satisfaction with the CCHT program and messaging devices.
Proposed Information Collection (Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs) Data Collection); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21064
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate the information collected in the NPC Annual Report Template from the NPCs that is not used in preparing the NPC Annual Report to Congress. Information is used by VA in the conduct of its oversight of the NPCs.
Agency Information Collection (Declaration of Status of Dependents) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 (Loan Service Report) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-21000
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20990
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to measure patient satisfaction with VA's dental services.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20988
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 (Principles of Excellence Complaint System Intake); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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. VA published an emergency notice the Principles of Excellence Complaint System Intake on April 30, 2013, that has been withdrawn. Due to a change in the direction of the collection VA, is asking for public comments on the revised collection. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and the related form for this information collection, contact the Further Information Contact listed in this notice.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Disinterment) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20903
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 National Cemetery 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 (Statement of Heirs for Payment of Credits Due Estate of Deceased Veteran) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Statement of Disappearance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20898
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20889
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 Reinstatement (Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months), and Application for Reinstatement (Non Medical-Comparative Health Statement)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20879
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 (Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certifications Records) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20870
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 (Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20868
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 (Request for Nursing Home Information in Connection With Claim for Aid and Attendance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20867
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20852
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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, 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Principles of Excellence Complaint Intake Questionnaire) Activity; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-20842
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in a Federal Register on April 30, 2013 (78 FR 25359), inviting the public to comment on a proposed information collection titled ``Principles of Excellence Complaint Intake Questionnaire, VA Form 22-0959''. This document withdraws that notice. However, VA plans to republish a revised notice for this information collection to seek approval to collect the information electronically by leveraging the systems architecture of the Department of Defense's Complaint System.
Proposed Information Collection (Health Eligibility Center (HEC) New Enrollee Survey); Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2013-20819
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 extended collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to improve HEC enrollment processes.
Proposed Information Collection (Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program) Application for Supportive Services Grant)
Document Number: 2013-20817
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to provide supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period.
Proposed Information Collection (Bowel and Bladder Care Billing Form) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20683
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-26
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate the Bowel and Bladder Care Billing Form used by caregivers of eligible Veterans to document time spent providing services related specifically to bowel and bladder care.
Agency Information Collection (uSPEQ Consumer Survey Experience (Rehabilitation)) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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.
VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines
Document Number: 2013-20488
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2012. This document implements a portion of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to verify ownership and control of veteran- owned small businesses (VOSBs), including service-disabled veteran- owned small businesses (SDVOSBs), in order for these firms to participate in VA acquisitions set asides for SDVOSB/VOSBs. Specifically, this final rule requires re-verification of SDVOSB/VOSB status only every 2 years rather than annually. The purpose of this change is to reduce the administrative burden on SDVOSB/VOSBs regarding participation in VA acquisitions set asides for these types of firms. Verified SDVOSB/VOSBs are placed on the Vendor Information Page (VIP) at www.vetbiz.gov.
Technical Changes To Remove Forms
Document Number: 2013-20357
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making technical changes to remove from its regulations a series of forms related to VA payments for care provided to veterans at State homes. Official forms are not required to be reproduced in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and all VA forms are more readily available on VA Web sites. Removing these forms from the CFR is an administrative action and will not impact the ability of the public to comment on any amendments to the information collections contained in these forms.
VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 2013-20255
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its VA Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) regulations. VA is also establishing regulations for a new program, the Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Program (VIOMPSP). These regulations comply with and implement sections 302 and 603 of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 (the 2010 Act). Section 302 of the 2010 Act established the VIOMPSP, which authorizes VA to provide financial assistance to certain students seeking a degree in visual impairment or orientation or mobility, in order to increase the supply of qualified blind rehabilitation specialists for VA and the United States. Section 603 of the 2010 Act reauthorized and modified HPSP, a program that provides scholarships for education or training in certain health care occupations.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2013-20003
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the unearned income of nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.
Agency Information Collection (Application for CHAMPVA Benefits) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-19914
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
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.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19911
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-19537
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
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, 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 (Marital Status Questionnaire) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-19485
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
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 (Designation of Beneficiary) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-19483
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
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, 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 (Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan) Activities: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-19480
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
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, 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.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Percentage to Determine Net Value
Document Number: 2013-19315
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice provides information to lenders and mortgage holders in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan guaranty program concerning the percentage to be used in calculating the purchase price of a property that secured a terminated loan. The new percentage is 14.95 percent.
Veterans Health Administration Fund Availability Under the VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2013-19166
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Opportunity Title: VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Needs Renewal. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding for currently operational fiscal year (FY) 2011 VA GPD Special Need Grant Recipients, in conjunction with their collaborative VA Special Need partners and currently operational VA GPD Special Need Grant Recipients which do not involve a collaborative effort, to make re-applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant Component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless Special Need veteran population as outlined in their FY 2009 Special Need grant application. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available. Announcement Type: Initial. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64-024.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: 2013-18888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program matching Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) retirement and survivor benefit data with VA pension and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The purpose of this match is to identify beneficiaries who are receiving both VA benefits and RRB retirement and survivor benefits, and to reduce or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate.