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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05087
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled, ``Veterans Health Administration Leadership and Workforce Development-VA'' (161VA10A2) as set forth in a notice, published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2010. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Name, System Manger, Purpose of the System, Categories of Records in the System, Record Source Categories, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Policies and Practices for Storage of Records, Policies and Practices for Retrievability of Records, Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal, Safeguards, and Record Access Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05086
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Library Network (VALNET)-VA'' (136VA19E) as set forth in a notice, published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2010. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Name, System Number, System Manger, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, Records Source Categories, Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records, and Appendix. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``The Revenue Program-Billing and Collections Records- VA'' (114VA16) as set forth in a notice, published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2014. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number, System Manager, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, Record Source Categories, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records, and Safeguards. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V002); Correction
Document Number: 2018-04985
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On February 21, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule prescribing five new Economic Price Adjustment clauses for firm-fixed-price contracts, identifying VA's task-order and delivery-order ombudsman, clarifying the nature and use of consignment agreements, adding policy coverage on bond premium adjustments and insurance under fixed-price contracts, and providing for indemnification of contractors for medical research or development contracts. It contained an erroneous amendatory instruction citing the wrong CFR section. This document corrects that error.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04984
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V002); Correction
Document Number: 2018-04883
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the final rule.
Electronic Submission of Certain Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, and Veterans' Group Life Insurance Forms
Document Number: 2018-04877
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in this final rule amends its regulations governing the Servicemembers' and Veterans' Group Life Insurance programs to provide that certain Servicemembers' Group Life insurance (SGLI), Family SGLI (FSGLI), and Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) applications, elections, and beneficiary designations, required by statute to be ``written'' or ``in writing,'' would include those that are digitally or electronically signed and submitted via an agency-approved electronic means. This document adopts as a final rule, with minor changes, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2017.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-04605
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-07
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.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04399
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Reimbursement of Qualifying Adoption Expenses for Certain Veterans
Document Number: 2018-04245
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation to provide for reimbursement of qualifying adoption expenses incurred by a veteran with a service-connected disability that results in the inability of the veteran to procreate without the use of fertility treatment. Under the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, VA may use funds appropriated or otherwise made available to VA for the ``Medical Services'' account to provide adoption reimbursement to these veterans. Under the law, reimbursement may be for the adoption-related expenses for an adoption that is finalized after the date of the enactment of this Act under the same terms as apply under the adoption reimbursement program of the Department of Defense (DoD), as authorized in DoD Instruction 1341.09, including the reimbursement limits and requirements set forth in such instruction. This rulemaking implements the new adoption reimbursement benefit for covered veterans.
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Amendments
Document Number: 2018-04241
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing public notice of inflationary adjustments to the maximum civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by VA, as implemented by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, for calendar year 2018. VA may impose civil monetary penalties for false loan guaranty certifications. Also, VA may impose civil monetary penalties for fraudulent claims or written statements made in connection with VA programs generally. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sets forth a formula that increases the maximum statutory amounts for civil monetary penalties and directs VA to give public notice of the new maximum amounts by regulation. Accordingly, VA is providing notice of the calendar year 2018 inflationary adjustments that increase maximum civil monetary penalties from $21,916 to $22,363 for false loan guaranty certifications and from $10,957 to $11,181 for fraudulent claims or written statements made in connection with VA programs generally.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Suspension of Monthly Check
Document Number: 2018-03909
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits
Document Number: 2018-03908
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
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.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03802
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Tiered Pharmacy Copayments for Medications Update
Document Number: 2018-03724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice updates the information on Tier 1 medications.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Document Number: 2018-03585
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On February 1, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) erroneously published a consecutive 60-day Federal Register Notice (Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance) Document Number: 2018-01945; OMB control number: 2900-0068.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees
Document Number: 2018-03586
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Under OMB Review: Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Document Number: 2018-03584
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V002)
Document Number: 2018-03164
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final the proposed amendments to VA regulations. This rulemaking prescribes five new Economic Price Adjustment clauses for firm-fixed-price contracts, identifies VA's task-order and delivery-order ombudsman, clarifies the nature and use of consignment agreements, adds policy coverage on bond premium adjustments and insurance under fixed-price contracts, and provides for indemnification of contractors for medical research or development contracts. This document adopts the proposed rule published on March 13, 2017, as a final rule with five technical non-substantive changes.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application Request To Add and/or Remove Dependents
Document Number: 2018-03333
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-Separation Transition Assistance Program (PSTAP) Assessment Survey
Document Number: 2018-03332
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for Approval of School Attendance and School Attendance Report
Document Number: 2018-03331
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03288
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03265
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Cost of Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits
Document Number: 2018-03154
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017, Public Law 115-75, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain benefit rates. These adjustments affect the compensation program.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Notice of Change in Student Status
Document Number: 2018-02875
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-02760
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled, ``National Patient Databases-VA'' (121VA10P2) as set forth in 79 FR 8245. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number, Purpose, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Record Source Category, and Appendix. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-02759
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that the VA intends to re-establish a computer matching agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This disclosure provides VA with data to update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are receiving income-dependent benefits. This disclosure also provides VA with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving income-dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veterans or Beneficiary
Document Number: 2018-02716
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry
Document Number: 2018-02715
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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: Application for Ordinary Life
Document Number: 2018-02714
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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: Enrollment Certification
Document Number: 2018-02713
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Intent To File a Claim for Compensation and/or Pension, or Survivors Pension and/or DIC
Document Number: 2018-02712
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
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.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02657
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Under OMB Review: Insurance Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2018-02569
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Yellow Ribbon Agreement
Document Number: 2018-02507
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Report of General Information, Report of First Notice of Death, Report of Nursing Home or Assisted Living Information, Report of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Report of Non-Receipt of Payment, Report of Incarceration, Report of Month of Death
Document Number: 2018-02363
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
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 Under OMB Review: Approval of Licensing or Certification Test and Organization or Entity
Document Number: 2018-02362
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Advertising, Sales, and Enrollment Materials, and Candidate Handbook
Document Number: 2018-02281
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
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: VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records
Document Number: 2018-02221
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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 Under OMB Review: Notice of Waiver of Compensation or Pension To Receive Military Pay and Allowances
Document Number: 2018-02220
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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: Designation of Certifying Official
Document Number: 2018-02219
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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: Application for Change of Permanent Plan-Medical
Document Number: 2018-02218
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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: Application for Conversion
Document Number: 2018-02217
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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: Insurance Deduction Authorization
Document Number: 2018-02216
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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: Application For Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s) (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation when Applicable)
Document Number: 2018-02215
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
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.
Publication of Choice Act Section 201 Independent Assessments and Report-Change of Website Location
Document Number: 2018-02158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Federal Register Notice announces a change in website location of a 2015 report entitled, ``Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Independent Assessment Report).'' The Independent Assessment Report was required by Section 201 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act). Section 201 also required the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish the Report in the Federal Register and on a Department internet website accessible to the public. VA published the Federal Register Notice, which included the website address on September 18, 2015.