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

Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17886
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Document Number: 2016-17873
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (hereinafter referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee was established pursuant to Public Law 105-368, Section 104, to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) on the proposed research studies, plans, and strategies related to understanding and treating the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theatre of operations during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. In accordance with the statute and the Committee's current charter, the majority of the membership shall consist of non-Federal employees, appointed by the Secretary from the general public, serving as Special Government employees. The Committee provides, not later than December 1 of each year, an annual report summarizing its activities for the preceding year. The Secretary appoints Committee members for a period of 2 to 3 years. A term of service for any member may not exceed 3 years, but the Secretary may reappoint a member for an additional term of service. Self-nominations and nominations of non-Veterans will be accepted. Any letters of nomination from organizations or other individuals should accompany the package when it is submitted. In accordance with recently revised guidance regarding the ban on lobbyists serving as members of advisory boards and commissions, Federally-registered lobbyists are prohibited from serving on Federal advisory committees in an individual capacity. Additional information regarding this issue can be found at: www.federalregister.gov/articles/ 2014/08/13/2014-19140/revised-guidance-on-appointment-of-lobb yists-to- federal-advisory-committees-boards-and-commissions.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2016-17624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This rulemaking would clarify VA's procedures for continuing to fund SSVF Program services in communities that have lost grants due to the non-renewal or termination of services of an existing award to a grantee by awarding non-renewed or deobligated funds to other existing SSVF grantees in or near the affected community. This award of non-renewed or deobligated funds would prevent potential access issues associated with grant termination. This rulemaking would also reduce the number of satisfaction surveys grantees are required to provide to participants in order to reduce the burden on grantees and participants.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting; Amendment
Document Number: 2016-17363
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency 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 Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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 (Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certification Records); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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.
Agency 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 Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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 (Application for Educational Assistance To Supplement Tuition Assistance) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17341
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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 determine claimants' eligibility for educational assistance to supplement tuition assistance.
Proposed Information Collection (Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-73, Brand Name or Equal) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17340
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), 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 of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Monthly Certification of Flight Training VA Form 22-6553c) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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: (Designation of Beneficiary) (29-336) Activity: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17338
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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 (Loan Service Report) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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 (Pension Claim Questionnaire for Farm Income, VA Form 21P-4165); Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-17336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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 (VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (VALERI) System); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17335
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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.
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA Claimants
Document Number: 2016-17052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking would allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recognize tribal organizations in a similar manner as the Secretary recognizes State organizations. The proposed rule would allow a tribal organization that is established and funded by one or more tribal governments to be recognized for the purpose of providing assistance on VA benefit claims. In addition, the proposed rule would allow an employee of a tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization in a similar manner as a County Veterans' Service Officer (CVSO) may become accredited through a recognized State organization. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to improve access of Native American veterans to VA-recognized organizations and VA- accredited individuals who may assist them on their benefit claims.
Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans
Document Number: 2016-16917
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect a statutory mandate that VA provide health care to certain veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for at least 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1956. The law requires VA to furnish hospital care and medical services for these veterans for certain illnesses and conditions that may be attributed to exposure to toxins in the water system at Camp Lejeune. This rule does not address the statutory provision requiring VA to provide health care to these veterans' family members; regulations applicable to such family members will be promulgated through a separate final rule.
Prescriptions in Alaska and U.S. Territories and Possessions
Document Number: 2016-16908
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is removing its medical regulation that governs medications provided in Alaska and territories and possessions of the United States because this regulation is otherwise subsumed by another VA medical regulation related to provision of medications that are prescribed by non-VA providers.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-16640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Enrollment and Eligibility Records-VA'' (147VA16) as set forth in 73 FR 15847. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number, System Location, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Category of Records in the System, Authority for Maintenance of the System, Purpose, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Storage, Safeguards, Retention and Disposal, and Record Source Category. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Authority To Solicit Gifts and Donations
Document Number: 2016-16234
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its National Cemeteries regulation on the prohibition of officials and employees of VA from soliciting contributions from the public or authorizing the use of their names, name of the Secretary, or the name of VA for the purpose of making a gift or donation to VA. The amended regulation gives the Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs (USMA), or his designee, authority to solicit gifts and donations, which include monetary donations, in-kind goods and services, and personal property, or authorize the use of their names, the name of the Secretary, or the name of VA by an individual or organization in any campaign or drive for donation of money or articles to VA for the purpose of beautifying, or for the benefit of, one or more national cemeteries.
Authority To Solicit Gifts and Donations
Document Number: 2016-16232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its National Cemeteries regulation on the prohibition of officials and employees of VA from soliciting contributions from the public or authorizing the use of their names, name of the Secretary, or the name of VA for the purpose of making a gift or donation to VA. The amended regulation would give the Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs (USMA), or his designee, authority to solicit gifts and donations, which include monetary donations, in-kind goods and services, and personal property, or authorize the use of their names, the name of the Secretary, or the name of VA by an individual or organization in any campaign or drive for donation of money or articles to VA for the purpose of beautifying, or for the benefit of, one or more national cemeteries.
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2016-15956
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that apply in certain circumstances.
Proposed Information Collection (Beneficiary Travel Mileage Reimbursement Application Form, VA Form 10-3542)
Document Number: 2016-15988
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the VHA Beneficiary Travel (BT) program, which provides mileage reimbursement to qualified Veterans or other claimant(s) who incur expense in traveling to healthcare.
Proposed Information Collection (Complaint of Employment Discrimination, VA Form 4939; Information for Pre-Complaint Processing, VA Form 08-10192) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-15987
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process a complaint of employment discrimination.
Proposed Information Collection (State Cemetery Data Sheet and Cemetery Grant Document) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-15986
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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 when to begin development of additional acreage for burial space and, in so doing, to anticipate when to provide money to expand or improve these National Cemeteries.
Proposed Information Collection (Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Letter)
Document Number: 2016-15985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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 Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility Unmarried Surviving Spouses, VA Form 26-1817) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-15984
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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: (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Benefits-Application, Claim, Other Health Insurance & Potential Liability)
Document Number: 2016-15983
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
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.