Department of Veterans Affairs 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activity: (Presidential Memorial Certificate Form)
Document Number: 2020-16384
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program
Document Number: 2020-15411
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern scholarship programs to certain health care professionals. This rulemaking implements the mandates of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 by establishing a Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program, which will assist VA in meeting the staffing needs of VA physicians in medical specialties for which VA has determined that recruitment or retention of qualified personnel is difficult.
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-16323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnished in certain circumstances.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2020-16256
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
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 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:
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16224
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Educational Assistance for Certain Former Members of the Armed Forces
Document Number: 2020-15989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern scholarships to certain health care professionals. This rulemaking would implement the mandates of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018 by establishing a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training leading to a degree as a physician assistant.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16114
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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 currently entitled, ``Education Debt Reduction Program-VA'' (115VA10). VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Location; System Manager; Record Source Categories; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses; Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records; Physical, Administrative and Procedural Safeguards; Record Access Procedure; and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16113
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the withdrawal of a notice that was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VR&E Longitudinal Study Survey
Document Number: 2020-16039
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16033
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-15909
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA) Request, Priority Processing Request and Document/Evidence Submission
Document Number: 2020-15339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-16
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: Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Improvements and Amendments Under the VA MISSION Act of 2018
Document Number: 2020-15247
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Update To Access Standards Drive Time Calculations
Document Number: 2020-14341
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) document provides additional information regarding VA's calculation of average drive times for purposes of eligibility determinations for covered veterans to access community care through the Veterans Community Care Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Time Record (Work-Study Program)
Document Number: 2020-15177
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
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 Under OMB Review: Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment
Document Number: 2020-15088
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
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 Under OMB Review: Application for Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Document Number: 2020-14821
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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.
Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge
Document Number: 2020-14559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations regarding character of discharge determinations. VA proposes to modify the regulatory framework for discharges considered ``dishonorable'' for VA benefit eligibility purposes, such as discharges due to ``willful and persistent misconduct,'' ``an offense involving moral turpitude,'' and ``homosexual acts involving aggravating circumstances or other factors affecting the performance of duty.'' VA also proposes to extend a ``compelling circumstances'' exception to certain regulatory bars to benefits in order to ensure fair character of discharge determinations in light of all pertinent factors.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Form 26-6705, Offer to Purchase and Contract of Sale, VA Form 26-6705b, Credit Statement of Prospective Purchaser, and VA Form 26-6705d, Addendum to VA Form 26-6705 (VIRGINIA)
Document Number: 2020-14536
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
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.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-14511
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA-Guaranteed Home Loan Cash-Out Refinance Loan Comparison Disclosure
Document Number: 2020-14495
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 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.
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans
Document Number: 2020-14153
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans (``the Committee'') for the 2020 membership cycle.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs
Document Number: 2020-12906
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance that is internal to VA and move it to the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, will publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. This rulemaking revises VAAR coverage concerning Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, as well as an affected part concerning Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Requirements for Recognition as a VA Accredited Organization
Document Number: 2020-13931
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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: Principles of Excellence Complaint System Intake
Document Number: 2020-13602
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Record Keeping at Flight Schools
Document Number: 2020-13598
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
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.
Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-11915
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accomplishing employment rehabilitation for Veterans with service- connected disabilities. VA will award grants on the basis of an eligible entity's proposed use of a Pay for Success (PFS) strategy to achieve goals. This final rule adopts with changes an interim final rule that established regulations for awarding a VEPFS grant, including the general process for awarding the grant, criteria and parameters for evaluating grant applications, priorities related to the award of a grant, and general requirements and guidance for administering a VEPFS grant program.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-13455
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Reimbursement of National Exam Fee
Document Number: 2020-13441
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools
Document Number: 2020-13371
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors
Document Number: 2020-13247
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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: Application and Training Agreement for Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training Programs
Document Number: 2020-13206
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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: 2020-13002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 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 August 1, 2017. VA is amending how the public can access comments received for VA rulemakings and notices and the methods in which a comment can be submitted. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-12938
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Acquisition Regulation: Administrative and Information Matters; Publicizing Contract Actions; and Termination of Contracts
Document Number: 2020-11608
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VAAM, and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR coverage concerning Administrative and Information Matters, Publicizing Contract Actions, and Termination of Contracts, as well as an affected part concerning Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (In Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) and Application for Veterans Pension
Document Number: 2020-12726
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child-In-Service Death; Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits
Document Number: 2020-12669
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Extension of Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) Application Period in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-12559
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to extend the deadline for former members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) to apply for Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) coverage following separation from service in order to address the inability of members directly or indirectly affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency to purchase VGLI. This rule will be in effect for one year.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Foreign Acquisition
Document Number: 2020-11606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, will publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. This rulemaking removes VAAR coverage concerning Foreign Acquisition.
Home Visits in Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers During COVID-19 National Emergency
Document Number: 2020-12359
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is revising its regulations that govern VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to relax the requirement for in-person home visits during the National Emergency related to Coronavirus Disease- 2019 (COVID-19). This change is required to ensure the safety and well- being of veterans, caregivers, and VA clinical staff.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Casket and Urn Reimbursement
Document Number: 2020-11939
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certification Records
Document Number: 2020-11817
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-11431
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Technical Correction to Reimbursement of Qualifying Adoption Expenses for Certain Veterans
Document Number: 2020-10012
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule will add the Office of Management and Budget approval number for the new collection of information in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation that governs the 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Proposed Information Collection (Application for Burial Benefits)
Document Number: 2020-11305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
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.
Informed Consent and Advance Directives
Document Number: 2020-10264
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation regarding informed consent and advance directives. We amend the regulation by reorganizing it and amending language where necessary to enhance clarity. In addition, we amend the regulation to facilitate the informed consent process, the ability to communicate with patients or surrogates through available modalities of communication, and the execution and witness requirements for a VA Advance Directive.