Department of Veterans Affairs May 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2018-11435
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
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 determined that the following Federal advisory committee is vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing its charter would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charter for the following Federal advisory committee is renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below:
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit
Document Number: 2018-11131
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-24
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.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10991
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Social Responsibility Survey
Document Number: 2018-10847
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
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: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion (Documents and Information Required for Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant) and Scoring Criteria for SAH Assistive Technology Grants
Document Number: 2018-10846
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On April 25, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) erroneously posted a consecutive 60-day Federal Register Notice (Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion (Documents and Information Required for Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant) and Scoring Criteria for SAH Assistive Technology Grants) Document Number: 2018-08607; OMB control number: 2900-0821.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
Document Number: 2018-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (``the Committee'').
Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification of Lessons Completed
Document Number: 2018-10740
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
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: Notice of Change in Student Status
Document Number: 2018-10739
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Public Notice of Proposed Waivers
Document Number: 2018-10638
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will operate a website where the public may review and comment on VA employee requests for waiver of the prohibition against an employee's receipt of any wages, salary, dividends, profits, gratuities, or services from, or ownership of 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.
Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: 2018-10609
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable and the increase in the amount used to determine an individual's entitlement charge for reimbursement of a licensing, certification, or national test for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Notice of Funding Availability
Document Number: 2018-10311
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 12 currently operational fiscal year (FY) 2018 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable) to submit renewal applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless Special Need Veteran population. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Authority of Health Care Providers To Practice Telehealth
Document Number: 2018-10114
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule ensures that VA health care providers can offer the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the State or location in a State of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary. This final rule achieves important Federal interests by increasing the availability of mental health, specialty, and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.
Publication of the Date on Which All Amounts Deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund Will Be Exhausted
Document Number: 2018-10058
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, as amended, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish in the Federal Register the date on which the Secretary will have exhausted all amounts deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund. This Federal Register Notice is VA's publication of this date.
Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2018-10054
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no change, an interim final rule revising its medical regulations that implement section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, as amended, (hereafter referred to as ``the Choice Act''), which requires VA to establish a program (hereafter referred to as the ``Veterans Choice Program'' or the ``Program'') to furnish hospital care and medical services through eligible non-VA health care providers to eligible veterans who either cannot be seen within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or who qualify based on their place of residence or face an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to a VA medical facility. Those revisions contained in the interim final rule, which is now adopted as final, were required by amendments to the Choice Act made by the Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act of 2014, and by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. VA published an interim final rule on December 1, 2015, implementing those regulatory revisions, and we received seven public comments. This final rule responds to those public comments and does not make any further regulatory revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Funeral Arrangements
Document Number: 2018-09878
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
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.
National Research Advisory Council (NRAC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-09760
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury
Document Number: 2018-09736
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations to add an additional compensation benefit for veterans with residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This final rule incorporates in regulations a benefit authorized by the enactment of the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010. The Veterans' Benefits Act authorizes special monthly compensation (SMC) for veterans with TBI who are in need of aid and attendance, and in the absence of such aid and attendance, would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Burial in a National Cemetery
Document Number: 2018-09564
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting Amended
Document Number: 2018-09550
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)
Document Number: 2018-09104
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
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.