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

Proposed Information Collection (Application Requirements To Receive VA Dental Insurance Plan Benefits Under 38 CFR 17.169) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
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 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 identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Replacement Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Document Number: 2016-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA proposes to site, construct and operate a new campus to replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional office, and three community- based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Louisville, Kentucky. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), VA has prepared a Draft EIS that analyzes the potential impacts of three alternatives for the replacement VAMC. The Draft EIS is available for review on the agency Web site and at the St. Matthews and Westport Branches of the Louisville Free Public Library system.
Loan Guaranty Vendee Loan Fees
Document Number: 2016-25738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees proposed in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees would help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that would be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule would also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25543
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: 2016-25398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the aggregate amounts of assistance available under the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program will increase by 4.797 percent for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance-Coverage Amendment
Document Number: 2016-25025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) program in order to provide VMLI-eligible individuals the option to lower their premiums by purchasing less than the minimum coverage amount required under current VA regulations. The proposed rule would also amend current VA regulations to reflect that the statutory maximum amount of coverage available under the VMLI program was previously increased to $200,000, to define the term ``eligible individual,'' and to clarify that eligibility for VMLI coverage has been extended to include servicemembers as well as veterans. These additional amendments are necessary to conform the existing regulations to current statutory provisions.
Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Gulf War Veterans
Document Number: 2016-25017
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses that must become manifest to a compensable degree in order that entitlement for compensation be established. The intended effect of this amendment is to provide consistency in VA adjudication policy and preserve certain rights afforded to Persian Gulf War veterans and ensure fairness for current and future Persian Gulf War veterans.
Agency Information Collection (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program)
Document Number: 2016-24482
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
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 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.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs) Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2016-24244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 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 identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program)
Document Number: 2016-24243
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 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 identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection: Application for Reinstatement-Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months (29-352) and Application for Reinstatement-Non Medical Comparative Health Statement (29-353)
Document Number: 2016-24164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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 (Availability of Educational Licensing, and Certification Records) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24162
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Disinterment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24161
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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 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 information needed to determine a claimant entitlement to disinter the remains of a loved one from or within a national cemetery.
Proposed Information Collection (Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24160
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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 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 from accredited and nonaccredited educational institutions.
Proposed Information Collection (Beneficiary Travel Mileage Reimbursement Application Form, VA Form 10-3542) Activity: OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24159
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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.
Agency Information Collection: VA Loan Electronic Reporting Interface (VALERI) System; Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24158
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Agent Orange Registry Code Sheet; VA Form 10-9009) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24156
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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 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 identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection (Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA)) OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24155
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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 (Application for Educational Assistance to Supplement Tuition Assistance) OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-24154
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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: (Reconsideration of Denied Claims) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24153
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-23964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Information and Technology (OIT), 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 route IRIS inquiries generated on the department's Contact Us, Ask A Question Web site to appropriate locations throughout VA for response and to gather sufficient information to be able to respond timely without repeated requests from VA for more information.
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2016-23920
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs