Department of Veterans Affairs February 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Report
Document Number: 2014-04476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) in August 2009 to focus on full spectrum health care and benefits issues faced by Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm). The GWVI-TF published its first annual report in September 2010. The GWVI-TF posted a draft of its 2012-13 report for public comment on May 14, 2013. VA published the report in the Federal Register (78 FR 28292) and posted it on a social media Web site created specifically to elicit responses on the report. VA collected comments through both venues. During the thirty day comment period, VA received 41 comments submitted through the Federal Register venue and over 180 comments through the social media Web site. VA sincerely thanks all those who took the time to submit comments. VA has completed its 2012-13 Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Report. The GWVI-TF reviewed all the comments submitted, and addressed in this report those comments that were directly responsive to the draft report. Comments specifically addressed in this report are annotated accordingly. The comments that were not directly responsive to the draft report will serve as guidance for the VA to consider as it moves forward. Finally, there were a number of individual requests for assistance. Those that contained sufficient specific information were referred to appropriate VA offices for action. Those that were not specific enough or were anonymously submitted will serve as background for consideration on areas for the VA to study in the future.
Proposed Information Collection (Time Record (Work-Study Program)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04426
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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 the information needed to verify the actual number of hours worked by a work-study claimant.
Agency Information Collection (President Memorial Certificate (PMC)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-04341
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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, 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 (Gravesite Reservation Survey (2 Year)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-04060
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
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, 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.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2014-03953
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register on January 14, 2014, that contained an error. Specifically, the table on page 2539 mistakenly listed one of the priority 1 Continuums of Care (CoCs) as list ``KS-501 as Kansas City/Independence/Lee's Summit/Jackson County CoC.'' This document corrects the error by replacing, on line 42 of the table, ``Kansas City/Independence/Lee's Summit/Jackson County CoC'' with ``Kansas City/Wyandotte CoC'' in the second column.
Agency Information Collection (Supplemental Disability Report) Activities under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-03880
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-03761
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-03175
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-03140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Application of Service Representative for Placement on Mailing List; Request for and Consent To Release of Information From Claimant's Records; Request to Correspondent for Identifying Information; and 38 CFR 1.519(A) Lists of Names and Addresses); Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Information and Technology (IT), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information used 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 for information needed from service organizations requesting to be placed on VA's mailing lists for specific publications; to request additional information from the correspondent to identify a veteran; to request for and consent to release of information from claimant's records to a third party; and to determine an applicant's eligibility to receive a list of names and addresses of Veterans and their dependents.
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2014-02890
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``National Patient Databases- VA'' (121VA10P2) as set forth in 77 FR 27863. VA is amending the system of records by revising the Categories of Records in the System, Purposes, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses, System Manager and Address, Notification Procedure, and Record Access Procedure, Records Source Categories and Appendix 4. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Proposed Information Collection (Removal of Requirement to File Direct-Pay Fee Agreements with the Office of the General Counsel)
Document Number: 2014-02798
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the modification of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each modification of a 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 removal of the requirement that direct-pay fee agreements be filed with both the agency of original jurisdiction (AOJ) and OGC. Direct-pay fee agreements would only be filed with the AOJ.
Agency Information Collection (Statement of Person Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a Parent) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02623
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-07
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 (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02622
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-07
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 Ordinary Life Insurance) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02573
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 extension without change 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 eligibility for replacement insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Longitudinal Study Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02551
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 revision of a current approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine the long-term outcomes of Veterans participating in VBA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program.
Agency Information Collection (Notice-Payment Not Applied) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02547
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Recordkeeping at Flight Schools) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02546
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Obligation To Report Factors Affecting Entitlement) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02542
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02541
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Matured Endowment Notification) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02540
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Create Payment Request for the VA Funding Fee Payment System (VA FFPS) a Computer Generated Funding Fee Receipt) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02539
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Status of Dependents Questionnaire) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02538
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed Loans) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02532
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Compliance Inspection Report) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02531
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility-Unmarried Surviving Spouses) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02527
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 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 (Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits (CFR 21.7080)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02352
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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 Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02351
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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 Change of Permanent Plan-Medical Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02346
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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 (Financial Statement) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-02345
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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.
Notice of Intent to Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2014-02180
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), intends to grant to Xenex Healthcare Services, LLC, 121 Interpark Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA, an exclusive license to practice the following: U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/678,558, ``Using Pulsed Xenon technology to clean reusable medical equipment and track cleaning using RFID technology,'' filed August 1, 2012, and any subsequent non- provisional patent application(s) that will claim the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/678,558, ``Using Pulsed Xenon technology to clean reusable medical equipment and track cleaning using RFID technology.'' Copies of the published patent applications may be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at www.uspto.gov.
Veterans Health Administration; Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2014-02147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register on January 14, 2014, that contained an error. Specifically, the table on page 2539 mistakenly listed one of the priority 1 Continuums of Care (CoCs) as ``GA-500 Atlanta/Roswell/DeKalb/Fulton.'' GA-500 has split into three CoCs: GA- 500Atlanta, GA-502Fulton County, and GA-508DeKalb County. This document corrects the error by replacing, on line 12 of the table, ``GA-500'' with ``GA-500'', ``GA-502'', and GA-508'' in the first column; replacing ``Atlanta/Roswell/DeKalb, Fulton Counties CoC'' with ``Atlanta CoC'', ``FultonCounty/Roswell CoC'', and ``DeKalb County CoC'' in the second column; and replacing ``6,000,000'' with ``3,000,000'', ``1,500,000'', and ``1,500,000''.