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

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program)
Document Number: 2016-12574
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
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, including each extension collection, 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.
Commission on Care
Document Number: 2016-12362
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Document Number: 2016-12338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its medical regulations to permit full practice authority of all VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment. This rulemaking would increase veterans' access to VA health care by expanding the pool of qualified health care professionals who are authorized to provide primary health care and other related health care services to the full extent of their education, training, and certification, without the clinical supervision of physicians. This rule would permit VA to use its health care resources more effectively and in a manner that is consistent with the role of APRNs in the non-VA health care sector, while maintaining the patient-centered, safe, high-quality health care that veterans receive from VA. The proposed rulemaking would establish additional professional qualifications an individual must possess to be appointed as an APRN within VA. The proposed rulemaking would subdivide APRN's into four separate categories that include certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, and certified nurse-midwife. The proposed rulemaking would also provide the criteria under which VA may grant full practice authority to an APRN, and define the scope of full practice authority for each category of APRN. VA intends that the services to be provided by an APRN in one of the four APRN roles would be consistent with the nursing profession's standards of practice for such roles.
Mailing Address of the Board of Veterans' Appeals
Document Number: 2016-12111
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants and the Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) to update the Board's mailing address and titles of certain individuals and offices at the Board to whom mail is addressed. These amendments are necessary because of a mailing address change and to ensure that correct titles of certain individuals and offices at the Board are reflected in the regulations.
Proposed Information Collection (Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs) Data Collection)
Document Number: 2016-12088
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
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, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate the information collected in the NPC Annual Report Template from the NPCs that is not used in preparing the NPC Annual Report to Congress. Information is used by VA in the conduct of its oversight of the NPCs.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Disagreement (NOD) (Pension, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Burial and Accrued), VA Form 21P-0970); Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-23
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 new collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Proposed Information Collection (Medical Expense Report, VA Form 21P-8416) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12032
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-23
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Principles of Excellence Complaint System Intake); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12031
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-23
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Document Number: 2016-11849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of 1-year funding for the 21 currently operational fiscal year (FY) 2015 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need Grant Recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable) to submit renewal applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless special need Veteran population. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11680
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11506
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2016-11103
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that the following Federal advisory committees are vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing their charters would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charters for the following Federal advisory committees are renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below:
Proposed Information Collection (NCA Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial) Activity Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11055
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 revised collection allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for burial at a National Cemetery.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary, VA Form 21P-601) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-11054
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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 (Pension Claim Questionnaire for Farm Income, VA Form 21P-4165)
Document Number: 2016-11053
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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 (Statement of Disappearance, VA Form 21P-1775) Activity Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11052
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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 (Application for Refund of Educational Contributions, VA Form 22-5281) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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 process funds of contributions made by program participants who disenroll from the Post Vietnam Era Veterans Education Program.
Proposed Information Collection (Loan Service Report, VA Form 26-6808) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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 (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 3) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-11049
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 4)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-11048
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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.
Enhanced-Use Lease of the Department of Veterans Affairs Real Property for the Continued Management, Maintenance, and Operation of a Mixed-Use Development, Including an Office Building, on a Parcel of Land Totaling Approximately 15 Acres in Columbia, South Carolina
Document Number: 2016-10858
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to amend the scope and terms of an existing Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) that was entered into on November 19, 2007, for a parcel of approximately 28 acres of land, for the purpose of developing, financing, constructing, managing, maintaining, and operating a mixed-use development. Since that time, the needs of the local VA Medical Center have changed such that VA now requires taking back control of a 13 acre portion of the original parcel included in the EUL in order to renovate an existing historical building, construct additional facilities on the parcel, and obtain parking spaces. This notice provides details on the scope of the amended EUL. The EUL Lessee will continue to manage, maintain, and operate a mixed-use development on 15 acres, including a 137,000 square foot office building. The Lessee will also provide ground lease rent payments to support additional Veteran services.
Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: 2016-10744
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable and the increase in the amount used to determine an individual's entitlement charge for reimbursement of a licensing, certification, or national test for the 2016-2017 academic year (August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017).
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10638
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Learner's Perceptions Survey (LPS)
Document Number: 2016-10195
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Technical Corrections-VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position Title
Document Number: 2016-10112
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to ensure consistency within its regulations regarding a nomenclature change in the title of a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment position.