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Agency Information Collection Activity (Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (VA Form 21-0781) and Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault (VA Form 21-0781a))
Document Number: 2016-30096
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
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. VA Forms 21-0781 and 21-0781a are used to gather specific information about in-service stressors, so VA can assist claimants in obtaining credible supporting evidence that the claimed stressors occurred. In-service stressors reported by veterans must be verifiable. VA cannot thoroughly research military records and other sources of information for credible supporting evidence unless the veteran provides VA with specific information about the in-service stressors. The forms request information that is necessary to conduct meaningful research of records.
Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; v3.21, 2017 Calendar Year Update and National Average Administrative Prescription Drug Charge Update
Document Number: 2016-30008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice updates the data for calculating the ``Reasonable Charges'' collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services. This notice also updates the ``National Average Administrative Prescription Costs'' for purposes of calculating VA's charges for prescription drugs that were not administered during treatment, but provided or furnished by VA to a veteran.
Agency Information Collection Activity (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors (FL 21-914))
Document Number: 2016-29982
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form Letter 21-914 gathers the information necessary to verify that a Filipino veteran or beneficiary who is receiving benefits at the full-dollar rate based on U.S. residency continues to meet the residency requirements. The proper rate of payment could not be determined without this information.
Agency Information Collection Activity: (Request for Information To Make Direct Payment to Child Reaching Majority (FL 21-863))
Document Number: 2016-29981
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form Letter 21-863 is used to gather the necessary information to determine a schoolchild's continued eligibility to VA death benefits and eligibility to direct payment at the age of majority.
Agency Information Collection Activity (Declaration of Status of Dependents (VA Form 21-686c)
Document Number: 2016-29980
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-686c is necessary to obtain current marital and dependency information in order to determine the proper rate of payment for Veterans and surviving spouses who are entitled to an additional allowance for dependents.
Agency Information Collection Activity: (Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs) Data Collection)
Document Number: 2016-29978
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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: (Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency)
Document Number: 2016-29977
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Document Number: 2016-29950
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations to permit full practice authority of three roles of VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) will not be included in VA's full practice authority under this final rule, but comment is requested on whether there are access issues or other unconsidered circumstances that might warrant their inclusion in a future rulemaking. The final rulemaking establishes the professional qualifications an individual must possess to be appointed as an APRN within VA, establishes the criteria under which VA may grant full practice authority to an APRN, and defines the scope of full practice authority for each of the three roles of APRN. The services provided by an APRN under full practice authority in VA are consistent with the nursing profession's standards of practice for such roles. This rulemaking increases veterans' access to VA health care by expanding the pool of qualified health care professionals who are authorized to provide primary health care and other related health care services to the full extent of their education, training, and certification, without the clinical supervision of physicians, and it permits VA to use its health care resources more effectively and in a manner that is consistent with the role of APRNs in the non-VA health care sector, while maintaining the patient-centered, safe, high-quality health care that veterans receive from VA.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Replacement Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2016-29871
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On October 27, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published, in the Federal Register, the Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Replacement VA Medical Center (VAMC) and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional office in Louisville, Kentucky, that analyzes the potential impacts of three alternatives for changes to VA's facilities in the Louisville area. Two public hearings on the Draft EIS were held in Louisville on November 15, 2016, which were attended by over 200 people. Since then, VA has received many requests from stakeholders for more time to review and analyze the document due to its size and the controversy surrounding the preferred alternative. After considering these requests and other factors, VA is extending the comment period for the Draft EIS by 30 days, from December 12, 2016 to January 11, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs)
Document Number: 2016-29667
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)).
Document Number: 2016-29666
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of Information and Technology (OIT), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (Customer Satisfaction Surveys)
Document Number: 2016-29665
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) 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 revised collection allow 30 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the collection of perceptions of the quality of service afforded by the National Cemetery Administration as judged by next of kin of those interred, or funeral directors who facilitate these interments.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program)
Document Number: 2016-29664
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 (Request for Disinterment)
Document Number: 2016-29663
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Tiered Pharmacy Copayments for Medications
Document Number: 2016-29515
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as a final rule, with changes, a proposal to amend its regulations concerning copayments charged to certain veterans for medication required on an outpatient basis to treat nonservice-connected conditions. Prior to this final rule, VA charged non-exempt veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of medication, and that amount may have changed in future years. This rulemaking replaces those rates and establishes three classes of medications for copayment purposes, identified as Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. These tiers are defined further in the rulemaking and are distinguished in part based on whether the medications are available from multiple sources or a single source, with some exceptions. Copayment amounts are fixed and would vary depending upon the class of medication. The following medication copayment amounts are applicable on the effective date of this final rule: $5 for a 30-day or less supply of a Tier 1 medication, $8 for a 30-day or less supply of a Tier 2 medication, and $11 for a 30-day or less supply of a Tier 3 medication. For non-exempt veterans these copayment amounts will result in lower out-of-pocket costs, thereby encouraging greater adherence to taking prescribed medications and reducing the risk of fragmented care that results when veterans use non-VA pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. The proposed rule was published on January 5, 2016 and the public comment period closed on March 7, 2016. We received nine comments and respond to these comments here.
MyVA Federal Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29546
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Extension of Pharmacy Copayments for Medications
Document Number: 2016-29337
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning the copayment required for certain medications. This rulemaking freezes copayments at the current rate for veterans in priority groups 2 through 8 through February 26, 2017.
Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery
Document Number: 2016-29273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the monetary allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2017, which applies toward the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle (or ``graveliner'') for use in a VA national cemetery. The allowance is equal to the average cost of Government- furnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2017.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2016-29269
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Opportunity Title: Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program; Announcement Type: Initial; Funding Opportunity Number: VA-SSVF-120516; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64.033, VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF program, initial and renewal supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Awards made for supportive services grants will fund operations beginning October 1, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist)
Document Number: 2016-28580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness (OSP), 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 without change of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine an applicant's qualification and suitability as a VA police officer.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (uSPEQ Consumer Survey Experience (Rehabilitation))
Document Number: 2016-28579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to measure veterans' experience in VA's rehabilitation programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan)
Document Number: 2016-28578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
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. The holder of a vendee account which has been guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may request VA to repurchase a loan as provided in 38 CFR 36.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS); Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan; VA Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist; Universal Stakeholder Participation Questionnaire (uSPEQ))
Document Number: 2016-28577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing notice of its agency request for Emergency Extension of OMB Control Numbers 2900-0619 (Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)) and 2900-0111 (Statement of Purchaser or Owner Assuming Seller's Loan (VA Form 26-6382) under Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). VA has also requested Emergency Clearance of OMB Control Number 2900-0524 (VA Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist) and 2900-0752 (Universal Stakeholder Participation Questionnaire (uSPEQ[supreg])) under Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Concurrent to this notice, the regular 60 and 30-day Federal Register Notices and PRA clearance process has been initiated for each information collection request.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program) Application for Supportive Services Grant)
Document Number: 2016-28455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to provide supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-28391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Annual Determination of Staffing Shortages
Document Number: 2016-27976
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 7412 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) to determine and report on the top five occupations of VA personnel covered under 38 U.S.C. 7401, for which there are the largest staffing shortages. The top five occupations are calculated over the five-year period preceding the determination, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is required to publish these findings in the Federal Register. Based on its review, the IG identified the following six occupations as having the largest staffing shortages in the identified time period: Medical Officer, Nurse, Psychologist, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist and Medical Technologist. Six occupations are identified because the Psychologist and Physician Assistant positions tied for the third position, and the Physical Therapist and Medical Technologist positions tied for the fifth position. Additional information and analysis can be found at: www.va.gov/OIG.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27706
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0960A-1), Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemia Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0960B-1), and Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0960C-1))
Document Number: 2016-27489
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
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. VA Forms 21-0960A-1, 21-0960B-1, and 21-0960C-1 are used to gather necessary information from a claimant's treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27457
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Tribal Health Programs-Community Care Consolidation
Document Number: 2016-27436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate a Tribal Consultation on VHA's effort to improve continuity of care and health care access for Veterans by consolidating multiple community care programs, previously known as non-VA care, into one standard program with standard rates. In October 2015, VA submitted to Congress the Plan to Consolidate Programs of Department of Veterans Affairs to Improve Access to Care, http:// www.va.gov/opa/publications/VA_Community_Care_Report_11_03_20 15.pdf, which lays out the vision for a consolidated community care program that is easy to understand, simple to administer, and meets the needs of Veterans, community providers, and VA staff. As VA continues to move forward with implementing the vision of the Plan, we again seek tribal input to assist VA in developing the network of providers in a manner that would build on VA's existing relationships with tribal health programs and facilitate future collaboration to improve health care services provided to all eligible, VA-enrolled Veterans, regardless of whether they are eligible for Indian Health Service-funded health care or not. We are seeking tribal consultation regarding the tribal health programs' participation in the core provider network, as outlined in the Plan, and potentially transitioning from the current reimbursement agreement structure to a model under which tribal health programs deliver care to all eligible, VA enrolled Veterans, using a standard reimbursement rate based on Medicare rates.
Agency Information Collection: Activity: Under OMB Review (Application for Reinstatement-Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months and Application for Reinstatement-Non Medical Comparative Health Statement)
Document Number: 2016-27260
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS)
Document Number: 2016-27207
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA announces the availability of the Final EIS for the Reconfiguration of the VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS). Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ's) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500- 1508), VA's NEPA regulations titled ``Environmental Effects of the Department of Veterans Affairs Actions'' (38 CFR part 26), and VA's ``NEPA Interim Guidance for Projects'' (VA 2010), VA has considered comments received on the Draft EIS, which was issued in October 2015 and identifies VA's preferred alternative in the Final EIS. The Final EIS uses the substitution approach for integrating compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into the EIS process.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27198
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Application for Supplemental Service Disabled Veterans Insurance)
Document Number: 2016-26909
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Approval of a Program in a Foreign Country) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26523
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed from foreign educational institutions.
Proposed Information Collection: (Veterans Employment Pay For Success (VEPFS), Grant Program Application); Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2016-26494
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Policy and Planning, 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application Requirements To Receive VA Dental Insurance Plan Benefits Under 38 CFR 17.169) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Replacement Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Document Number: 2016-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA proposes to site, construct and operate a new campus to replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional office, and three community- based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Louisville, Kentucky. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), VA has prepared a Draft EIS that analyzes the potential impacts of three alternatives for the replacement VAMC. The Draft EIS is available for review on the agency Web site and at the St. Matthews and Westport Branches of the Louisville Free Public Library system.
Loan Guaranty Vendee Loan Fees
Document Number: 2016-25738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees proposed in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees would help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that would be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule would also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25543
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: 2016-25398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the aggregate amounts of assistance available under the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program will increase by 4.797 percent for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-25204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance-Coverage Amendment
Document Number: 2016-25025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) program in order to provide VMLI-eligible individuals the option to lower their premiums by purchasing less than the minimum coverage amount required under current VA regulations. The proposed rule would also amend current VA regulations to reflect that the statutory maximum amount of coverage available under the VMLI program was previously increased to $200,000, to define the term ``eligible individual,'' and to clarify that eligibility for VMLI coverage has been extended to include servicemembers as well as veterans. These additional amendments are necessary to conform the existing regulations to current statutory provisions.
Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Gulf War Veterans
Document Number: 2016-25017
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses that must become manifest to a compensable degree in order that entitlement for compensation be established. The intended effect of this amendment is to provide consistency in VA adjudication policy and preserve certain rights afforded to Persian Gulf War veterans and ensure fairness for current and future Persian Gulf War veterans.
Agency Information Collection (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program)
Document Number: 2016-24482
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs) Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2016-24244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.