Department of Veterans Affairs March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (Request for Details of Expenses, VA Form 21P-8049); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Certification of Flight Training VA Form 22-6553c); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06891
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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 information needed to ensure that the amount of benefits payable to a student pursuing flight training is correct.
Proposed Information Collection (Alternate Signer Certification (VA Form 21-0972)); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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 new collections, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-0972 will be used to collect the alternate signer information necessary for VA to accept benefit application forms signed by individuals on behalf of Veterans and claimants. The information collected will be used to contact the alternate signer for verification purposes.
Proposed Information Collection (Marital Status Questionnaire, VA Form 21P-0537); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06734
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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.
Proposed Information Collection-Claim for One Sum Payment Government Life Insurance (VA Form 29-4125) and Claim for Monthly Payments Government Life Insurance (29-4125a); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
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 revisions of these currently approved collections, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process the beneficiaries claim for payment of Life Insurance Policy insurance proceeds.
Proposed Information Collection-Status of Loan Account-Foreclosure or Other Liquidation, VA Form 26-0971; Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06275
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. The holder of a vendee account which has been guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may request VA to repurchase a loan as provided in 38 CFR 36.
Proposed Information Collection-Designation of Beneficiary (VA Form 29-336) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06274
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to record an official beneficiary designation of a Life Insurance Policy.
Agency Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-06273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
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 (Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility-Unmarried Surviving Spouses); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06271
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Letter) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
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.
Web Automated Reference Material System
Document Number: 2016-06257
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
Proposed Information Collection (Community Residential Care) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05881
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
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 new collection 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.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2016-05837
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published, in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015, the Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) that analyzes the potential impacts of six alternatives for changes to VA's facilities in Hot Springs and Rapid City, South Dakota. Due to requests from the public and other stakeholders, VA is extending the closing date for the comment period for the Draft EIS through May 5, 2016.
Telephone Enrollment in the VA Healthcare System
Document Number: 2016-05680
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This rulemaking amends VA's medical regulations to allow veterans to complete applications for health care enrollment by telephone by providing application information to a VA employee, agreeing to VA's provisions regarding copayment liability and assignment of third-party insurance benefits, and attesting to the accuracy and authenticity of the information provided over the phone. This action will make it easier for veterans to apply to enroll and will speed VA processing of applications.
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA Claimants
Document Number: 2016-05163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering issuing a proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, the proposed rulemaking would amend VA's regulations to expressly provide for the VA recognition of Tribal organizations so that representatives of Tribal organizations may assist Native American claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of their VA benefit claims. In addition, the proposed rule would allow an employee of a Tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization.
Commission on Care
Document Number: 2016-05103
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Subcontracts to Small and Veteran-Owned Business-VA0896a) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05009
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
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 OSDBU, Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.
Applicants for VA Memorialization Benefits
Document Number: 2016-04553
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations defining who may apply for a headstone or marker. The rule expands the types of individuals who may request headstones and markers on behalf of decedents.
Vet Centers
Document Number: 2016-04552
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule that amends its medical regulation that governs Vet Center services. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (the 2013 Act) requires Vet Centers to provide readjustment counseling services to broader groups of veterans, members of the Armed Forces, including a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, and family members of such veterans and members. This final rule adopts as final the regulatory criteria to conform to the 2013 Act, to include new and revised definitions.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary, VA Form 21P-601); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04514
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
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.
Agency Information Collection: Request for Certificate of Veteran Status Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-04513
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on February 17, 2016, which contained errors. The notice incorrectly stated the title. This document corrects the errors by updating the title.
Veterans Transportation Service
Document Number: 2016-04281
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule, with changes, a Department of Veterans affairs (VA) proposed rule concerning VA's direct transportation of persons for the purposes of examination, treatment, and care. Section 202 of the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012, as amended, authorized VA to carry out a program to transport any person to or from a VA facility or VA-authorized facility, for the purpose of examination, treatment, or care. VA is authorized to carry out this program until December 31, 2016. These regulations provide guidelines for veterans and the public regarding this program, hereafter referred to as the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS).