Department of Veterans Affairs August 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-18370
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development, Technology Transfer Program, intends to grant to the Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University (NAU), 1395 South Knoles Drive, PO Box 4087, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4087, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,457,009 (``Methods and Compositions for Preventing and Treating Auditory Dysfunctions'') and related patent applications associated with VA Invention Disclosure number 10-148, titled, ``Otoprotective Uncaria Tomentosa.'' The invention provides methods for treating auditory impairments in a subject in need of treatment comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of a composition comprising, as an active agent, one or more of a carboxy alkyl ester, a quinic acid derivative, a caffeic acid derivative, a ferulic acid derivative, or a quinic acid lactone or derivative thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and an acceptable carrier or excipient, so as to treat auditory impairments in the subject. Ultimately, this invention provides a novel therapeutic option for otoprotection and/or hearing recovery following injury.
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2017-18219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
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.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18206
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: CHAMP VA Benefits-Application, Claim, Other Health Insurance & Potential Liability
Document Number: 2017-18159
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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 Activity: Regulation for Submission of Evidence
Document Number: 2017-18158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Loan Guaranty: Loans To Purchase Manufactured Homes; Correction
Document Number: 2017-18037
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On July 14, 1993, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its manufactured home loan guaranty regulations to comply with certain provisions of the Veterans' Home Loan Program Improvements and Property Rehabilitation Act of 1987. That document erred in redesignating certain paragraphs in the regulatory provision pertaining to maximum loan amounts and terms. This document corrects that final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment
Document Number: 2017-17982
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-17925
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: NVSBE Post Engagement Survey
Document Number: 2017-17924
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 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 reinstatement of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment
Document Number: 2017-17813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Million Veteran Program Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys
Document Number: 2017-17812
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veterans' Health Benefits Handbook Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-17811
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-17780
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Eligibility for Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance
Document Number: 2017-17587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance (S-DVI) program in order to explain that a person who was granted S-DVI as of the date of death under is not eligible for supplemental S-DVI because the insured's total disability did not begin after the date of the insured's application for insurance and while the insurance was in force under premium-paying conditions.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-17715
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Claim, Authorization & Invoice for Prosthetic Items & Services
Document Number: 2017-17691
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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 Activity: Study on Provision of Interments in Veterans' Cemeteries During Weekends
Document Number: 2017-17463
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995,
Agency Information Collection Under OMB Review: Statement of Marital Relationship
Document Number: 2017-17462
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995,
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: C1-2017-15338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Lender's Staff Appraisal Reviewer Application
Document Number: 2017-17186
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty Service, 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 Activity: VBA Loan Guaranty Service Lender Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2017-17185
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 Activity Under OMB Review: Ankle Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-17184
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-17183
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Offer To Purchase and Contract of Sale, Credit Statement of Prospective Purchaser, and Addendum to VA Form (VIRGINIA)
Document Number: 2017-17182
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty Service, 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 Activity: Requirements for Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loans
Document Number: 2017-17181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty Service, 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 comments in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Information From Remarried Widow/er
Document Number: 2017-17180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 Request for Information To Assist the Department of Veterans Affairs To Determine the Feasibility and Need for Providing Interments in Veterans' National Cemeteries on Saturdays and Sundays
Document Number: 2017-16721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is requesting feedback to assist in implementing section 304 of the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016, which requires VA to conduct a study on the feasibility and need for providing increased interments in VA national cemeteries on Saturdays and Sundays. This notice requests comments from interested parties to help inform VA as it conducts this study, to include specific questions for comment with regard to the perceived need for such increased interments.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Document Number: 2017-16683
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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 Activity: Accelerated Payment Verification of Completion
Document Number: 2017-16682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 Activity: Statement of Dependency of Parent(s)
Document Number: 2017-16681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 Activity: Longitudinal Investigation of Gender, Health and Trauma (LIGHT) Survey
Document Number: 2017-16680
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet
Document Number: 2017-16679
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16589
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement
Document Number: 2017-16408
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Longitudinal Study Survey
Document Number: 2017-16407
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Dental and Oral Conditions
Document Number: 2017-16132
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities by revising the portion of the schedule that addresses dental and oral conditions. The effect of this action is to ensure that the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and to provide detailed and updated criteria for evaluation of dental and oral conditions for disability rating purposes.
Fisher Houses and Other Temporary Lodging; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16196
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting a final rule that eliminated the use of VA Form 10-0408A when veterans receiving treatment or care seek temporary lodging at a VA Fisher House for their relatives, close friends, or caregivers that was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26592) on June 8, 2017.
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Affairs is correcting a proposed rule that proposes to amend its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program that was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2017. These corrections address technical errors in the proposed rule.
Loan Guaranty: Vendee Loan Fees
Document Number: 2017-16106
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees mentioned in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees will help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that will be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule will also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-16124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Work Study Allowance; Student Work-Study Agreement (Advance Payment); Extended Student Work-Study Agreement; Student Work-Study Agreement
Document Number: 2017-16123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 Activity Under OMB Review: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-16122
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-16083
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently entitled, ``Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Docket Management System (VAFDMSCommenter Info) (140VA02REG)'' as set forth in the Federal Register on March 3, 2015. VA is amending the system name, clarifying storage location, and updating the address for notification and record access procedures. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Musculoskeletal System and Muscle Injuries
Document Number: 2017-15766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise the regulations that involve the Musculoskeletal System within the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``Rating Schedule''). VA proposes to rename certain diagnostic codes, revise rating criteria, give new rating guidance, add new codes, and remove obsolete codes. These revisions would incorporate medical terminology more recent than the last comprehensive review, as well as simplify the rating process.