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

Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Assumption Approval and/or Release From Personal Liability to the Government on a Home Loan
Document Number: 2017-25811
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
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/Servicemember's Supplemental Application for Assistance in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing
Document Number: 2017-25810
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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 United States Flag for Burial Purposes
Document Number: 2017-25809
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
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: Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage
Document Number: 2017-25808
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
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: Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Document Number: 2017-25807
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
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 reinstatement 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 veterans to apply for Service Disabled Veterans Insurance, to designate a beneficiary and to select an optional settlement.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2017-25630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has renewed the charter for the following statutorily authorized Federal advisory committee for a two-year period, beginning on the date listed below:
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Lender's Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR) Application
Document Number: 2017-25593
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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: VBA Loan Guaranty Service Lender Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2017-25591
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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 Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting, Amended
Document Number: 2017-25442
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-25395
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Third Party Billing for Medical Care Provided Under Special Treatment Authorities
Document Number: 2017-25269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations to clarify that VA will not bill third party payers for care and services provided by VA under certain statutory provisions, which we refer to as ``special treatment authorities.'' These special treatment authorities direct VA to provide care and services to veterans based upon discrete exposures or experiences that occurred during active military, naval, or air service. VA is authorized, but not required by law, to recover or collect charges for care and services provided to veterans for non-service connected disabilities. This proposed rule would establish that VA would not exercise its authority to recover or collect reasonable charges from third party payers for care and services provided under the special treatment authorities.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Longitudinal Investigation of Gender, Health and Trauma (LIGHT) Survey
Document Number: 2017-25177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: Application for Extended Care Services
Document Number: 2017-25176
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
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 renewal of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Individualized Tutorial Assistance
Document Number: 2017-25175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
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.
Reimbursement for Caskets and Urns for Burial of Unclaimed Remains in a National Cemetery or a VA-funded State or Tribal Veterans' Cemetery
Document Number: 2017-25067
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the monetary reimbursement rates for caskets and urns purchased for the interment in a VA national cemetery or a VA-funded state or tribal veterans' cemetery of Veterans who die with no known next of kin and where there are insufficient resources for furnishing a burial container. The purpose of this notice is to notify interested parties of the rates that will apply to reimbursement claims that occur during calendar year (CY) 2018.
VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position Title-Revision
Document Number: 2017-24949
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 2, 2016, which amended a number of regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to authorize personnel hired by VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service under the title ``Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor'' (VRC) to make the same determinations with respect to Chapter 31 services and benefits as personnel who had been hired under the title ``Counseling Psychologist'' (CP). The preamble to that final rule cited supporting documents inaccurately and failed to properly explain the qualifications for and duties of this VR&E position responsible for making determinations with respect to Chapter 31 services and benefits. This interim final rule corrects those inaccuracies, more clearly explains the basis for the final rule, and invites public comment on the changes made to VA's regulations in the May 2, 2016, final rule.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Community Residential Care Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-24673
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: Funeral Arrangements
Document Number: 2017-24670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
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 reinstatement of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)
Document Number: 2017-24669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
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 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: Regulation for Submission of Evidence
Document Number: 2017-24668
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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.
VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force
Document Number: 2017-24569
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Ecclesiastical Endorsing Organizations
Document Number: 2017-24320
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations by establishing in regulation the eligibility requirements that ecclesiastical endorsing organizations must meet in order to provide ecclesiastical endorsements of individuals seeking employment as VA chaplains, or of individuals who are seeking to be engaged by VA under contract or appointed as on-facility fee basis VA chaplains under the United States Code. VA considers veterans' spiritual care an integral part of their overall health care. As such, VA is committed to providing qualified VA chaplains to address the veterans' spiritual needs by engaging chaplains that are ecclesiastically endorsed. Ecclesiastical endorsement certifies that the individual is qualified to perform all the religious sacraments, rites, rituals, ceremonies and ordinances needed by members of a particular faith.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-24168
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a current 12 month computer matching agreement (CMA) re-establishment agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding Veterans who are in Federal prison and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to renew the agreement between VA, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), BOP. BOP will disclose information about individuals who are in federal prison. VBA will use this information as a match for recipients of Compensation and Pension benefits for adjustments of awards.
Notice of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2017-24139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Under provisions of law agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of individuals to serve on the PRB of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2017-24118
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF Program, renewal supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Awards made for supportive services grants will fund operations beginning October 1, 2018.
Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2017-24086
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for assistance under the Per Diem Only component of VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) encourages reapplication for those applicants who seek to continue providing ``Transition in Place'' (TIP) grants and new applicants that will serve the homeless Veteran population through a TIP housing model to facilitate housing stabilization. This Notice contains information concerning the program, funding priorities, application process, and amount of funding available.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-24076
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is rescinding nine outdated systems of records.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Notice of Waiver of VA Compensation or Pension To Receive Military Pay and Allowances
Document Number: 2017-24058
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
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: VA Cooperative Studies Program
Document Number: 2017-24057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
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 reinstatement of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Homeless Veterans
Document Number: 2017-23945
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern homeless veterans to conform to recent statutory requirements. VA is amending the definition of homeless veterans by including veterans who would otherwise be ineligible to receive certain benefits because of their length of service or type of discharge from the Armed Forces. This rule will also increase the payment of per diem in cases where homeless veterans are placed in transitional housing that will become permanent housing. This final rule is an essential part of VA's attempts to eliminate homelessness among the veteran population.
Funding Availability: Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2017-23906
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA is announcing the availability of per diem funds to eligible entities to provide transitional housing beds under VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program models. VA expects to fund 1,500 beds with this NOFA for applicants who will use one or a combination of the following housing models: Bridge Housing, Low Demand, Hospital-to- Housing, Clinical Treatment, and Service-Intensive Transitional Housing and Service Centers.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Endocrine System
Document Number: 2017-23044
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) by revising the portion of the Schedule that addresses endocrine conditions and disorders of the endocrine system. The effect of this action is to ensure that the VASRD uses current medical terminology and to provide detailed and updated criteria for evaluation of endocrine disorders.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23741
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs