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

Agency Information Collection Activity: Veterans Experience Access Survey Questions Scheduling Appointment: Survey Reporting
Document Number: 2017-20769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Experience Office (VEO), 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: REPS Annual Eligibility Report (Under the Provisions of Section 156, Pub. L. 97-377)
Document Number: 2017-20768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran's 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: Student Beneficiary Report-REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors)
Document Number: 2017-20767
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran's 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: Supplement to VA Forms 21-526, 21P-534, and 21P-535 (For Philippine Claims)
Document Number: 2017-20641
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
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: Applications & Appraisals for Employment for Title 38 Positions and Trainees
Document Number: 2017-20640
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
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: Certification of School Attendance-REPS
Document Number: 2017-20639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
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.
Reasonable Charges for Inpatient MS-DRGs and SNF Medical Services; v3.22, Fiscal Year 2018 Update
Document Number: 2017-20423
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the acute inpatient and the skilled nursing facility (SNF)/sub-acute inpatient facility charges. The updated charges are based on the 2018 Medicare severity diagnosis related groups (MS-DRG).
Agency Information Collection Activity: Insurance Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2017-19994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administrations, 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: Servicer's Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR) Application
Document Number: 2017-19993
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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: Department Of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236-91
Document Number: 2017-19992
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clauses 852.237-7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance; 852.228-71, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance; and 852.207-70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities
Document Number: 2017-19991
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Matured Endowment Notification
Document Number: 2017-19990
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administrations, 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: Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage
Document Number: 2017-19989
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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: Veteran/Servicemembers Supplemental Application for Assistance in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing
Document Number: 2017-19988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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 Under OMB Review: Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application
Document Number: 2017-19987
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
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.
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-19973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-19949
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Employees Whose Association With For-Profit Educational Institutions Poses No Detriment to Veterans
Document Number: 2017-19480
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to waive the application of applicable Federal regulations (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) for all VA employees who receive any wages, salary, dividends, profits, gratuities, or services from, or own any interest in, a for-profit educational institution in which an eligible person or veteran is pursuing a program of education under a VA education benefits program.
Public Availability of the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Service Contract Inventory Report and FY 2016 Service Contract Proposed Analysis
Document Number: 2017-19228
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, Department of Veterans Affairs is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2015 Service Contract Inventory Analysis Report and FY 2016 proposed analysis. The FY 2015 analysis report discusses the methodology, analysis, and special interest functions studied from the FY 2015 inventory, as well actions, planned and taken, to address any identified weaknesses or challenges. The inventory information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The report and inventory were developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010, and updated on December 19, 2011, by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement-service-contract-in ventories. The Department of Veterans Affairs has posted the report, inventory, and a summary of the inventory on the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Procurement Policy Web site at the following link: www.va.gov/oal/business/pps/scaInventory.asp. This information is also publicly available at www.acquisition.gov/service-contract-inventory, where the government-wide inventory can be filtered to display the Department of Veterans Affairs inventory data.
Electronic Submission of Certain Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, and Veterans' Group Life Insurance Forms
Document Number: 2017-18677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to add a regulation governing the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) programs to provide that certain SGLI, Family SGLI (FSGLI) and VGLI applications, elections, and beneficiary designations required by statute to be ``written'' or ``in writing'' would include those submitted via an agency approved electronic means that are digitally or electronically signed.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2017-18574
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This rulemaking clarifies 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. VA can now award the non-renewed or deobligated funds to other existing SSVF grantees in or near the affected community. This award of non-renewed or deobligated funds prevents potential access issues associated with grant termination. This rulemaking also reduces 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 Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-18543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015, 80 FR 68795 that proposed amending its regulations governing the VA's Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. The Verification Program has been the subject of reports from both the Government Accountability Office and VA's Office of Inspector General stating that despite VA's Verification Program, fraud still exists in the Veterans First Contracting Program. Some stakeholder feedback has been that the current regulation is too open to interpretation and is unnecessarily more rigorous than similar certification programs run by the United State Small Business Administration (SBA). The proposed rule sought to clarify the eligibility requirements for businesses to obtain ``verified'' status, added and revised definitions, reordered requirements, redefined the definition of ``control,'' and provided explanatory information on VA's examination and review processes and procedures. The proposed rule additionally sought to implement new changes to community property restrictions, unconditional ownership, and day-to-day requirements and full-time requirements. An exception for majority, supermajority, unanimous, and other voting provisions for extraordinary business decisions were also proposed. Comments to the proposed rule were to be provided to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization on or before January 5, 2016. Due to the nature of the adverse comments received, VA has determined not to pursue implementation of the rule as originally proposed. Accordingly, this document withdraws the proposed rule.
Disposition of Enhanced-Use Leased Property at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-Brecksville, Ohio, Campus Known as 10000 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141
Document Number: 2017-18519
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs intends to dispose of approximately 102 acres of property at the VA Medical Center in Brecksville, Ohio, which is currently being leased by the City of Brecksville. The Secretary has determined that VA no longer needs such property, and that a transfer to the City of Brecksville of all right, title, and interest of the United States in the property would be in the best interest of VA.