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

VA Acquisition Regulation: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Status Protests
Document Number: 2013-23759
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication procedures for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) status protests, to provide that VA's Director, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), shall initially adjudicate SDVOSB and VOSB status protests, and to provide that protested businesses, if they are denied status, may appeal to VA's Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Additionally, VA amends the title of CVE from the Center for Veterans Enterprise to the Center for Verification and Evaluation, to more appropriately represent the function of this office.
Agency Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV) Line of Business Tracking Study); Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23564
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23561
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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 revision 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 transfer a servicemember's educational assistance benefits to his or her dependents.
Proposed Information Collection (Recordkeeping at Flight Schools); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23556
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine if courses offered by a flight school should be approved.
Proposed Information Collection (Create Payment Request for the VA Funding Fee Payment System (VA FFPS); a Computer Generated Funding Fee Receipt) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23555
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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 revision 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 funding fees for VA guaranteed loans were paid.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility-Unmarried Surviving Spouses); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23551
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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 revision 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 surviving spouse of a Veteran eligibility for a VA home loan.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Request for Determination of Reasonable Value) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23550
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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 revision 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 the reasonable value of properties for guaranteed or direct home loans.
Reasonable Charges for Inpatient MS-DRGs and SNF Medical Services; V3.13, Fiscal Year 2014 Update
Document Number: 2013-23508
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 17.101 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations sets forth the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations concerning ``Reasonable Charges'' for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a Veteran:
Agency Information Collection (Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification and Organization or Entity) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23497
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
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 (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.
Board of Veterans Appeals, Veterans Information Office, Voice of the Veteran Call Center Survey; Correction
Document Number: 2013-23365
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an information collection notice in a Federal Register on September 6, 2013 (78 FR 54957), that contained errors. VA announced that the Board of Veterans' Affairs was announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection. The department name should read ``Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA)'' throughout the entire notice. The Proposed Information Collection title throughout the notice should read ``Board of Veterans' Appeals, Veterans Information Office, Voice of the Veterans Call Center Survey''. We have corrected the office telephone number of the contact person. Lastly, we have corrected the frequency of response that was listed as quarterly to annually. Those errors are corrected by this notice.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery) Activity: Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-23352
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in a Federal Register on September 19, 2013 (78 FR 57683), inviting the public to comment on a proposed information collection titled ``Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery, VA Form 40- 1330.'' This document withdrawals the Federal Register on September 19, 2013 (78 FR 57683). VA submitted this notice prematurely, will continue to develop it and will issue another notice in the near future.
Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23295
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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 (VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (VALERI) System) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23222
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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 Supplemental Service Disabled Veterans Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23206
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
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 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 (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23204
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
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 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 (Claim, Authorization and Invoice for Prosthetic Items and Services); Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23137
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Refund of Educational Contributions) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-23136
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
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 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.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-23115
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for the Rural Veterans Coordination; Amendment
Document Number: 2013-23097
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice extends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) application deadline for funds available under the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) program. VA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on June 4, 2013 (78 FR 33472) to announce the availability of funds for applications beginning June 4, 2013 through July 19, 2013, 5 pm eastern standard time. VA also published a Notice; extension of NOFA application deadline in the Federal Register on June 25, 2013 (78 FR 38099) to allow applicants more time to complete the application process until September 19, 2013. The NOFA includes funding priorities for those applicants who will assist veterans and their families who are transitioning from military service to civilian life in rural or underserved communities. To allow applicants even more time to complete the application process, VA is extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on October 4, 2013.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Veterans' Group Life Insurance Information Access
Document Number: 2013-22977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Family SGLI, SGLI Traumatic Injury Protection, and Veterans' Group Life Insurance (all hereafter referred to as SGLI). The purpose is to acknowledge and clarify what is implicit in the law: That VA, which has the responsibility under the law to oversee the SGLI program and ensure its proper operation, also has the right to full access to records held by the insurer or on behalf of the insurer from whom VA has purchased a policy. These records include all of the insurer's records related to the operation and administration of the SGLI programs necessary to protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and of the persons affected by the activities of the agency and its agents.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22926
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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 (Pension Claim Questionnaire for Farm Income) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22924
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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 Employment Information in Connection With Claim for Disability Benefits) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22923
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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 Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22770
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
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.
Eligibility of Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces With Severe Burn Injuries for Financial Assistance in the Purchase of an Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment
Document Number: 2013-22764
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as a final rule its proposal to amend its adjudication regulation concerning a certificate of eligibility for financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance and adaptive equipment, which was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2012, and republished for minor technical corrections on November 26, 2012. The amendment is necessary to incorporate statutory changes made by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010.
Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas; Amendment; Correction
Document Number: 2013-22699
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice extending the application deadline for funds available under the Grant Program for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas in the Federal Register on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56773), that contained an error. In the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of the notice, VA announced that a copy of the Application Package can be downloaded directly from ``http://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/coordination-pilot/ index.asp''. It should have read, ``http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/ view-opportunity.html?oppId=237336``. This error is corrected by this notice.
Vet Center Services
Document Number: 2013-22607
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing in regulation the readjustment counseling currently provided in VA's Vet Centers to certain veterans of the Armed Forces and members of their families, and implementing provisions of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 regarding readjustment counseling.
Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-22372
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the correspondence survey that will allow Veterans an opportunity to provide anonymous feedback on how well the HEC addressed their letter. HEC will use this feedback to improve the correspondence processes. The goal of the Customer Modality Survey is to implement a survey process that allows the organization to be proactive in caring for Veterans prior to them receiving services.
Agency Information Collection (Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loans) Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22367
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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 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 (Dependent's Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22349
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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 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 Educational Assistance to Supplement Tuition Assistance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-22343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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 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.
Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas; Amendment
Document Number: 2013-22334
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice extends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) application deadline for funds available under the Grant Program for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas. VA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on July 9, 2013 (78 FR 41195), to announce the availability of funds for applications through September 9, 2013, 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The NOFA includes funding priorities for those applicants who, through innovative transportation services, will assist Veterans in highly rural areas travel to VA medical centers and other VA and non-VA facilities in connection with the provision of VA medical care. To allow applicants more time to complete the application process, VA is extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on October 9, 2013. VA will consider all applications received up through the original deadline, plus those received through the extended deadline of October 9, 2013.
FY 2014-2020 Draft VA Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2013-22150
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of the FY 2014-2020 Draft VA Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan) for public review and comment, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) (Pub. L. 111-352). The Strategic Plan provides the Department's long-term direction and places a stronger emphasis on defining success by Veterans' outcomes; enhancing the quality of and access to benefits and services through integration within VA and with our partners; and developing our workforce with the skills, tools, and leadership to meet our clients' needs and expectations.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22098
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Regulation on Reduction of Nursing Shortages in State Homes; Application for Assistance for Hiring and Retaining Nurses at State Homes) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-22079
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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 State Veterans' Homes eligibility for funding for programs to recruit and retain nurses at their facility.
Proposed Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event Registration Applications); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-22077
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (NVSP), 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 proposed collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to participant in VA national rehabilitation special events.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans
Document Number: 2013-22050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations to implement a statutory mandate that VA provide health care to certain veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for at least 30 days during the period beginning on January 1, 1957, and ending on December 31, 1987. The law requires VA to furnish hospital care and medical services for these veterans for certain illnesses and conditions that may be attributed to exposure to toxins in the water system at Camp Lejeune. This proposed rule does not implement the statutory provision requiring VA to provide health care to these veterans' family members; regulations applicable to such family members are currently in development and will be promulgated through a separate notice.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting Amendment
Document Number: 2013-21986
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21528
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21388
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs