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

Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
Document Number: 2016-09921
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
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.
Commission on Care
Document Number: 2016-09583
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-09475
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs published in the Federal Register of December 1, 2015, a document amending its medical regulations that implement section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. In that rule, two paragraphs were inadvertently removed. This document corrects that error.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-09233
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Enhanced-Use Lease of Department of Veterans Affairs Real Property for the Development of Affordable Housing Facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-09153
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs intends to enter into an Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) on approximately 3 acres of land for the purpose of developing 100 units of affordable housing for Veterans. The EUL lessee, CHDC Veterans Limited Partnership, will finance, design, develop, manage, maintain, and operate housing for eligible homeless Veterans, or Veterans at risk of homelessness, on a priority placement basis, and provide services that guide resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Extra-Schedular Evaluations for Individual Disabilities
Document Number: 2016-08937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulation pertaining to extra-schedular consideration of a service-connected disability in exceptional compensation cases. In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) held that VA's regulation, as written, requires VA to consider the combined effect of two or more service- connected disabilities when determining whether to refer a disability evaluation for extra-schedular consideration. VA, however, has long interpreted its regulation to provide an extra-schedular evaluation for a single disability, not the combined effect of two or more disabilities. This proposed amendment will clarify VA's regulation pertaining to exceptional compensation claims such that an extra- schedular evaluation is available only for an individual service- connected disability but not for the combined effect of more than one service-connected disability.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08854
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Veterans' Group Life Insurance-Slayer's Rule Exclusion
Document Number: 2016-08381
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs adopts as final, without change, the final rule seeking comments published on October 3, 2012, amending its regulations governing Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI). Specifically, this rule prohibits paying insurance proceeds because of the death of a person (decedent) whose life was insured under SGLI or VGLI, or paying a SGLI Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) benefit to a person (slayer) convicted of intentionally and wrongfully killing the decedent or determined in a civil proceeding to intentionally and wrongfully killing the decedent. This prohibition of payment also applies to any family member of the slayer who is not related to the decedent and to any person who assisted the slayer in causing the death of the decedent. Additionally, the term ``domestic partner'' is removed from the definition of ``member of the family''.
Proposed Information Collection (Civilian Health And Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Benefits-Application, Claim, Other Health Insurance & Potential Liability); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08348
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
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.
MyVA Federal Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08258
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08205
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Commission on Care Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-07919
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Health Care for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Korea Veterans-Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida
Document Number: 2016-07897
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This rule adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations concerning the provision 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. In the proposed rule published on May 15, 2015, VA proposed changes to more clearly define the types of health care VA provides, including day health care and health-related services, which we defined 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 also proposed changes to the list of health care services that require preauthorization by VA. This final rule addresses comments received from the public and adopts as final the proposed rule, without change.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials
Document Number: 2016-07826
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee was established pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 2401 to advise the Secretary of VA with respect to the administration of VA national cemeteries, soldiers' lots and plots, which are the responsibility of the Secretary, the erection of appropriate memorials and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07448
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
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, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to use a longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large sample of transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously examining the extent and range of program use by these Veterans over the same period.
Proposed Information Collection (Complaint of Employment Discrimination, VA Form 4939; Information for Pre-Complaint Processing, VA Form 08-10192); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07447
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Resolution Management (ORM), 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 process a complaint of employment discrimination.
Agency Information Collection (Application for VA Education Benefits, Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits, Application for VA Education Benefits Under the National Call to Service (NCS) Program and Application for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-07446
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
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-Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application (VA Form 26-1802A); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07445
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
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: 2016-07444
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on March 21, 2016, which contained errors. The notice incorrectly stated the number of respondents as 25 instead of 5,000 and the number of burden hours as 4 instead of 833.
Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations
Document Number: 2016-07339
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies regarding the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in programs that the Federal agencies administer. Executive Order 13559 amended Executive Order 13279 to clarify those principles and add certain protections for beneficiaries of Federal social service programs.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-07325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-07318
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs