Department of Veterans Affairs April 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Disagreement) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-10104
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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. VA Form 21-0958, will be used by the Veteran to initiate an appeal by indicating disagreement with a decision issued by a Regional Office (RO).
Agency Information Collection Educational/Vocational Counseling Application (VA Form 28-8832) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-10101
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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 (VA), 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 (Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative and Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-10100
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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, 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 (Advertising, Sales, and Enrollment Materials, and Candidate Handbooks) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-10096
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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 (Rehabilitation Needs Inventory) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-09886
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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, 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 (One-VA Identification Verification Card) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-09885
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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 Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness, 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 it's expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Reimbursement of Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members)
Document Number: 2015-09791
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-28
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to furnish hospital care and medical services to the family members of certain veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune. In order to furnish such care, VA must collect certain information from the family members to ensure that they meet the requirements of the law. The specific hospital care and medical services that VA must provide are for a number of illnesses and conditions connected to exposure to contaminated drinking water while at Camp Lejeune.
Updating Certain Delegations of Authority in VA Medical Regulations
Document Number: 2015-09633
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making technical amendments to its medical regulations by updating certain delegations of authority to be consistent with the statutory authority that established the Consolidated Patient Account Centers (CPACs). VA is, through this final rule, specifying delegations of authority for the collection of debts owed VA to the Chief Financial Officers of the CPACs.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-09567
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e) (4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently entitled ``Suicide Prevention Database-VA'' (158VA11). VA is amending the system by revising the System Name, System Number, System Location, Categories of Records in the System, Purpose, Storage, Safeguard, Retention and Disposal, System Manager and Address, Notification Procedure, and Record Access Procedure.
Driving Distance Eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2015-09370
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations implementing section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, which directed VA to establish a program to furnish hospital care and medical services through eligible non-VA health care providers to eligible veterans who either cannot be seen within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration or who qualify based on their place of residence (hereafter referred to as the Veterans Choice Program, or the ``Program''). VA published an interim final rule implementing the Veterans Choice Program on November 5, 2014. Under current law, VA uses a straight-line or geodesic distance to determine eligibility based on place of residence. This interim final rule modifies how VA measures the distance from a veteran's residence to the nearest VA medical facility. This modified standard will consider the distance the veteran must drive to the nearest VA medical facility, rather than the straight-line or geodesic distance to such a facility.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-09183
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08783
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08753
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08524
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Reimbursement for Caskets and Urns for Burial of Unclaimed Remains in a National Cemetery
Document Number: 2015-08388
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) amends its regulations to establish a new program to provide reimbursement for caskets and urns for the interment of the remains of veterans with no known next-of-kin and where sufficient financial resources are not available for this purpose.
Reimbursement for Caskets and Urns for Burial of Unclaimed Remains in a National Cemetery
Document Number: 2015-08387
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required under the final regulation published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) notifies interested parties of the maximum reimbursement amounts allowed for caskets and urns provided for interment in a VA national cemetery of the unclaimed remains of veterans with no known next-of-kin where sufficient financial resources are unavailable for the furnishing of a casket or urn for burial.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
Document Number: 2015-08279
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (``the Committee''). In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 544, the Committee advises the Secretary on the administration of VA benefits and services to minority Veterans; assesses the needs of minority Veterans with respect to such benefits; and evaluates whether VA compensation, medical and rehabilitation services, outreach, and other programs are meeting those needs. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-07878
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2015-07903
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice corrects a provision requiring grantees to have spent a certain amount of their previous grant award by a certain date, as stated in the Department of Veterans Affairs' February 3, 2015 NOFA, as amended on March 17, 2015, Announcement Type: Amendment. Funding Opportunity Number: VA-SSVF-021015. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64.033, VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.
Technical Corrections
Document Number: 2015-07540
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations to remove out-of-date legal citations and add the correct authority. This rulemaking contains only nonsubstantive, technical changes.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-07509
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs