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

Proposed Information Collection: VA Financial Services Center (VA-FSC) Vendor File Request Form
Document Number: 2015-30288
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans AffairsFinancial Services Center (VA-FSC) is announcing an opportunity for the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104- 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Under the PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. Currently the Nationwide Vendor File Division within VA-FSC is soliciting comments concerning VA Form 10091, which will replace the Automated Clearing House ``ACH Vendor/ Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form'' (SF3881/OMB 1510-0056) for all vendors who need to establish or update their Financial Management System (FMS) Vendor Record in order to receive VA payments that comply with the1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA). The DCIA mandated the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for federal payments.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Voluntary Service VA Form 10-7055 and Associated Internet Application)
Document Number: 2015-30280
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 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.
Commission on Care; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30072
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2015-30122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM requests comment on proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015.
Loan Guaranty: Net Value Percentage Update
Document Number: 2015-29787
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice provides information to lenders and mortgage holders in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan guaranty program concerning the percentage to be used in calculating the purchase price of a property that secured a terminated loan. The new percentage is 15.95 percent.
Proposed Information Collection (Dependents' Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-29723
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
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 revision of the form to remove the statement that chapter 35 recipients cannot choose Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Proposed Information Collection (Requirement To Present Certain Health Information for a Service Dog; Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-29694
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
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 and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Use of Health Care (Survey of Enrollees)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-29658
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
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 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 identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection (Direct Deposit Enrollment (24-0296) and International Direct Deposit Enrollment (24-0296a)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-29657
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
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 (Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-29655
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
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 Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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.
Notice of Meeting Cancellation-Correction
Document Number: 2015-29166
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Ensuring a Safe Environment for Community Residential Care Residents
Document Number: 2015-28749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the approval of a community residential care facility (CRC). We would prohibit a CRC from employing an individual who has been convicted in a court of law of certain listed crimes against a person or property, or has had a finding entered into an applicable state registry or with the applicable licensing authority concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of individuals or misappropriation of property. VA also proposes to require CRCs to develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property. The proposed rule would also require CRCs to report and investigate any allegations of abuse or mistreatment. In addition, the proposed rule would require the CRC to screen and monitor individuals who are not CRC residents, but have direct access to a veteran living in a CRC. The revisions would improve the safety and help prevent the neglect or abuse of veteran residents in CRCs. In addition, we propose to amend the rule regarding the maximum number of beds allowed in a resident's bedroom.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28725
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28724
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-28615
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-12
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 Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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 (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-28573
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-10
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.
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the VA Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-28542
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominees to be considered for membership on the VA Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (Committee).
Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments
Document Number: 2015-28259
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending its regulation that governs VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation is amended to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. VA received no adverse comments concerning the direct final rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published in the Federal Register on the same date. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on January 27, 2015. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are withdrawing as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments
Document Number: 2015-28255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2014, to amend its regulation that governs VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the proposed rule would have amended the regulation to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. VA received no adverse comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion substantially identical direct final rule published in the Federal Register on the same date. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are confirming that the direct final rule became effective on January 27, 2015. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27942
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27940
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs