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Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Work Study Allowance; Student Work-Study Agreement (Advance Payment); Extended Student Work-Study Agreement; Student Work-Study Agreement
Document Number: 2017-16123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-16122
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-16083
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act, 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 March 3, 2015. VA is amending the system name, clarifying storage location, and updating the address for notification and record access procedures. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Musculoskeletal System and Muscle Injuries
Document Number: 2017-15766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise the regulations that involve the Musculoskeletal System within the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``Rating Schedule''). VA proposes to rename certain diagnostic codes, revise rating criteria, give new rating guidance, add new codes, and remove obsolete codes. These revisions would incorporate medical terminology more recent than the last comprehensive review, as well as simplify the rating process.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2017-16066
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Ensuring a Safe Environment for Community Residential Care Residents; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16034
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting a final rule that added to its medical regulations new standards that must be met by a Community Residential Care facility seeking approval by VA that was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2017.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Genitourinary Diseases and Conditions
Document Number: 2017-15765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the genitourinary system. The purpose of this change is to update current medical terminology, incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, and provide well-defined criteria in accordance with actual, standard medical clinical practice. The proposed rule reflects the most up-to-date medical knowledge and clinical practice of nephrology and urology specialties, as well as comments from subject matter experts and the public garnered during a public forum held January 27-28, 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Exam Review
Document Number: 2017-15700
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Construction Provisions and Clauses 852.236-72, 852.236.80, 852.236-82, 852.236-83, 852.236-84 and 852.236-88
Document Number: 2017-15699
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Sections 809.504(d) and Clause 852.209-70
Document Number: 2017-15698
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236-89, Buy American Act
Document Number: 2017-15697
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Ensuring a Safe Environment for Community Residential Care Residents
Document Number: 2017-15519
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with changes, a proposed rule governing the approval of a community residential care facility (CRC). The final rule prohibits a CRC from employing an individual who has been convicted in a court of law of certain listed crimes within 7 years of conviction, or has had a finding within 6 months entered into an applicable State registry or with the applicable licensing authority concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of individuals or misappropriation of property. The CRC is required to conduct an individual assessment of suitability for employment for any conviction or finding outside either the 7 year or 6 month parameters. The CRCs is also required to develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property. The CRC must report and investigate any allegations of abuse or mistreatment. The CRC must also screen individuals who are not CRC residents, but have direct access to a veteran living in a CRC. In addition, we are amending the rule regarding the maximum number of beds allowed in a resident's bedroom. VA published the proposed rule on November 12, 2015, and we received four public comments. We also received correspondence from a federal agency with recommendations. This final rule responds to public comments and feedback from that federal agency.
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2017-15338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. These amendments would provide GPD with increased flexibility to: respond to the changing needs of homeless veterans; repurpose existing and future funds more efficiently; and allow recipients the ability to add, modify, or eliminate components of funded programs. The proposed rule updates these regulations to better serve our homeless veteran population and the recipients who serve them.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-15388
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-15337
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisor Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
Fund Availability Under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas Program
Document Number: 2017-15167
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. This Notice of Funding Availability (Notice) contains information concerning the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program, grant renewal application process, and amount of funding available.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the National Research Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-15062
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for membership on the National Research Advisory Council (Council). The Council provides advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) and the Under Secretary for Health (USH), and makes recommendations on the nature and scope of research and development sponsored and/or conducted by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to include: (1) The policies and projects of the Office of Research and Development (ORD); (2) the focus of research on the high priority health care needs of Veterans; (3) the balance of basic, applied, and outcomes research; (4) the scientific merit review process; (5) the appropriate mechanisms by which ORD can leverage its resources to enhance the research financial base; (6) the rapid response to changing health care needs, while maintaining the stability of the research infrastructure; and (7) the protection of human subjects of research.
Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel
Document Number: 2017-14980
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice announces that the roster of employees on the Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel is available for review and comment. Employees, employee organizations, and other interested parties shall be provided, without charge, a list of the names of employees on the Panel upon request and may submit comments concerning the suitability for service on the Panel of any employee whose name is on the list.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14783
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the VA Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Advisor Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
Agency Information Collection Activity: Vetbiz Vendor Information Pages Verification Program
Document Number: 2017-14696
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), 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.
VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-14600
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document implements a portion of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to verify ownership and control of veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs), including service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) in order for these firms to participate in VA acquisitions set-aside for SDVOSB/VOSBs. This rule contains a minor revision to require re-verification of SDVOSB/VOSB status once every three years rather than biennially. The purpose of this change is to reduce the administrative burden on SDVOSB/VOSBs regarding participation in VA acquisitions set asides for these types of firms.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Statement in Support of Claim
Document Number: 2017-14561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
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 Authority To Close Loans on an Automatic Basis Nonsupervised Lenders
Document Number: 2017-13974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
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 (VA), 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.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13927
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-13732
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: General Release for Medical Provider Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Authorization and Consent To Release Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2017-13731
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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: Board of Veterans' Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2017-13730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Board of Veterans' Appeals, 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: Evidence for Transfer Entitlement of Education Benefits (CFR 21.7080)
Document Number: 2017-13729
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed Loans
Document Number: 2017-13728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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: Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution
Document Number: 2017-13727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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: The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview)
Document Number: 2017-13304
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Fiduciary Agreement
Document Number: 2017-13303
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
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.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board
Document Number: 2017-13073
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (herein after referred in this section to as ``the Board'') for the VA West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, CA (``Campus''). The Board is established to coordinate locally with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any other successor master plans.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension and Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application
Document Number: 2017-13008
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
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 Activities; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-12401
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an information collection notice, entitled Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery in the Federal Register that contained a 30-day public comment period. This document withdraws that notice.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-12395
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching Social Security Administration (SSA) Master Beneficiary Records (MBRs) and the Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications (Enumeration System) and with VA pension, compensation, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of this match is to identify beneficiaries, who are receiving VA benefits and SSA benefits or earned income, and to reduce or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate. The match will include records of current VA beneficiaries.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under Review: Proposed Information Collection, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
Document Number: 2017-12379
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with 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: Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment
Document Number: 2017-12310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
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: Community Residential Care Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-12309
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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: Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment
Document Number: 2017-12279
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefit 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 Under OMB Review: Request for Contact Information
Document Number: 2017-12278
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the 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 Under OMB Review: Statement of Person Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of Parent
Document Number: 2017-12277
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Financial Statement
Document Number: 2017-12276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.