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

Veterans Transportation Service
Document Number: 2015-12724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations concerning the transportation of persons for the purposes of examination, treatment, and care. Public Law 112-260, as amended, authorized VA to carry out a program to transport any person to or from a VA facility or other place, among other things, for the purpose of examination, treatment, or care. This authority expires on December 31, 2015. These regulations would provide guidelines for veterans and the public regarding VA's Veterans Transportation Service (VTS).
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12511
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-12369
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in a Federal Register February 19, 2015, that contained an error. The notice incorrectly stated the agency as ``Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs.'' This document corrects the error by correcting the name of the agency.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-12212
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 accredited service organization representatives' qualifications to represent claimants before VA.
Proposed Information Collection (Awards & ROI) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-12201
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA OSDBU 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 new collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to (1) determine the return on investment (ROI) provided by the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other Federal agencies, and small and large business attendees, (2) have a mechanism that allows to share ROI and satisfaction levels with potential attendees in order to make informed decisions regarding their participation in future NVSBEs.
Enhanced-Use Lease of Department of Veterans Affairs Real Property for the Development of Housing Facilities in Chillicothe, Ohio
Document Number: 2015-11898
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to amend the scope and terms of an existing EUL that was entered into on December 30, 2011, for certain land for the purpose of rehabilitating three buildings and developing units of supportive housing for Veterans.
Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11763
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance); Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-11750
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine claimants' eligibility to reinstate lapsed Government Life Insurance policy.
Health Care for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Korea Veterans-Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida
Document Number: 2015-11718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the provisions of health care to birth children of Vietnam veterans and veterans of covered service in Korea diagnosed with spina bifida, except for spina bifida occulta, and certain other birth defects. The proposed changes would more clearly define the types of health care VA provides, including day health care and health- related services, which VA would define as homemaker or home health aide services that provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living that have therapeutic value. We would also make changes to the list of health care services that require preauthorization by VA.
Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program Activities: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11678
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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.
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2015-11493
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a(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 establishing a new system of records entitled ``Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)-VA'' (151VA005OP6). This system was previously listed as 151VA005N and was published in the Federal Register/Vol. 73, No. 49/Wednesday, March 12, 2008/Notices. The time elapsed since its original publication requires that a new notice be published as 151VA005OP6.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-11463
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to Proactive Assistive Technology, LLC, 8606 Leighton Dr., Tampa, FL 33614, USA, an exclusive license to practice the following: U.S. Patent Application No. 14/022,532 and U.S. Patent Application No. 14/022,477 which claimed priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/ 744,353, ``Transfer Assist Standbar,'' filed September 25, 2012. Copies of the published patent applications may be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at www.uspto.gov.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-11390
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11127
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
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 (Post-Engagement) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-11126
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA OSDBU 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 new collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to (1) determine the return on investment (ROI) provided by the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other Federal agencies, and small and large business attendees, (2) have a mechanism that allows to share ROI and satisfaction levels with potential attendees in order to make informed decisions regarding their participation in future NVSBEs.
Agency Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11125
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
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 (Intent To File a Claim for Compensation and/or Pension, or Survivors Pension and/or DIC) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11122
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
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 (Supplement to VA Forms 21P-534, 534a, & 534EZ) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11120
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
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 Status Report) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-10461
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
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 Office of Management, 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.
Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2015-10460
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In keeping with its commitment to improve transparency, the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) publishes wait-times for the scheduling of appointments in each VA facility for primary care, specialty care, and mental health services every two weeks. VA also publishes a Federal Register Notice every 90 days with the address of the Web site where this wait-time data can be accessed. This Notice announces the availability of the data on that Web site.
Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces
Document Number: 2015-10358
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to establish a new program to provide grants to eligible entities to provide adaptive sports activities to disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. This rulemaking is necessary to implement a change in the law that authorizes VA to make grants to entities other than the United States Olympic Committee for adaptive sports programs. It establishes procedures for evaluating grant applications under this grant program, and otherwise administering the grant program. This rule implements section 5 of the VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013.
Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
Document Number: 2015-10150
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning eligibility for the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. The HCHV program provides per diem payments to non-VA community-based facilities that provide housing, outreach services, case management services, and rehabilitative services, and may provide care and/or treatment to homeless veterans who are enrolled in or eligible for VA health care. The rule modifies VA's HCHV regulations to conform to changes enacted in the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. Specifically, the rule removes the requirement that homeless veterans be diagnosed with a serious mental illness or substance use disorder to qualify for the HCHV program. This change makes the program available to all homeless veterans who are enrolled in or eligible for VA health care. The rule also updates the definition of homeless to match in part the one used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The rule further clarifies that the services provided by the HCHV program through non-VA community-based providers must include case management services, including non-clinical case management, as appropriate.