Department of Veterans Affairs September 6, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals, Voice of the Veteran Call Center Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21692
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans Affairs (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments information needed to enable the Board to gauge the effectiveness of its Veterans Information Office (VIO) Call Center in delivering information and assistance to its Veterans, as well as assess the Veterans' overall level of satisfaction with the VIO Call Center experience. In addition, the data will be used by the Board to make improvements to the VIO Call Center operational processes and service delivery, which in turn, will enable the Board to serve its Veterans in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Agency Information Collection (Open Burn Pit Registry Airborne Hazard Self-Assessment Questionnaire) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-21683
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-06
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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Disease Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents: Peripheral Neuropathy
Document Number: 2013-21674
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as a final rule its proposal to amend its adjudication regulations by clarifying and expanding the terminology regarding presumptive service connection for acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents. This amendment implements a decision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs based on findings from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine report, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2010. It also amends VA's regulation governing retroactive awards for certain diseases associated with herbicide exposure as required by court orders in the class action litigation of Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.