Southwestern Power Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Continuation of Temporary Power Sales Program
Document Number: 2019-23373
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is accepting new applications under its Temporary Power Sales Program. Electric utility organizations interested in participating in the Temporary Power Sales Program should notify Southwestern of their interest by providing the information requested in the enclosed Resource Data Form B-2 and/or Resource Data Form L-2 to Southwestern.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project Rate Schedule
Document Number: 2019-21042
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary for Electricity has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-76, which extends the following existing Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project rate schedule for the Southwestern Power Administration: Rate Schedule RDW- 15, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Power and Energy. This is an interim rate action effective October 1, 2019, extending for a period of two years through September 30, 2021.
Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule
Document Number: 2019-21041
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary for Electricity has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-75, which extends the following existing Sam Rayburn Dam rate schedule for the Southwestern Power Administration: Rate Schedule SRD-15, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Power and Energy. This is an interim rate action effective October 1, 2019, extending for a period of two years through September 30, 2021.
Integrated System Rate Schedules
Document Number: 2019-21040
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary for Electricity has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-74, which extends the following existing Integrated System rate schedules for the Southwestern Power Administration: Rate Schedule P-13A, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power; Rate Schedule NFTS-13A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission/Interconnection Facilities Service; Rate Schedule EE-13, Wholesale Rates for Excess Energy. This is an interim rate action effective October 1, 2019, extending for a period of two years through September 30, 2021.
Integrated System, Sam Rayburn Dam and Robert D. Willis Rate Schedules
Document Number: 2019-13227
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), is proposing a two-year extension to the currently approved rate schedules for the Integrated System, the Sam Rayburn Dam, and the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Robert D. Willis) for the period October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021. Southwestern's current Integrated System rate schedules (P-13A, NFTS-13A, and EE-13), Sam Rayburn Dam rate schedule (SRD-15), and Robert D. Willis rate schedule (RDW-15) are set to expire September 30, 2019.
Integrated System Rate Schedule
Document Number: 2019-12753
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-73, which provides the following Integrated System Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power (P-13A) Rate Schedule: Rate Schedule P-13A, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2019-04456
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), is proposing to add a new section to Southwestern's existing Integrated System Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power (P- 13) Rate Schedule. This new section is necessary to effect a uniform shift in the time Southwestern requires its customers to submit Peaking Energy schedules. Southwestern has determined that the shift in Peaking Energy Schedule Submission Time from the current 2:00 p.m. CPT to the proposed 2:30 p.m. CPT allows Southwestern's customers to best incorporate Federal hydropower in their energy resource portfolios and better align with regional energy market considerations.
Integrated System Rate Schedules
Document Number: 2017-20034
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-72 which extends the existing rate schedules for the Integrated System:
Integrated System Rate Schedules
Document Number: 2017-12171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), completed an annual review of the continuing adequacy of the existing hydroelectric power rates for the Integrated System which are in effect through September 30, 2017. This review, included within the 2017 Integrated System Power Repayment Study (PRS), indicated the need for a revenue adjustment of 0.7 percent to continue to satisfy cost recovery criteria. Because the 0.7 percent revenue adjustment is within Southwestern's established 2 percent rate adjustment threshold, the Administrator has deferred the revenue adjustment and is proposing, to the Deputy Secretary for interim approval, a two-year extension of the Integrated System Rate Schedules for the period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019. Southwestern's current Integrated System Rate Schedules P-13, NFTS-13A, and EE-13 are set to expire September 30, 2017.
Integrated System Rate Schedule
Document Number: 2016-31885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-71, which provides the following Integrated System Non-Federal Transmission Service (NFTS) Rate Schedule: Rate Schedule NFTS-13A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission Service.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2016-26370
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has determined that an additional Section outlining a new methodology within Southwestern's existing Integrated System Non- Federal Transmission Service (NFTS-13) Rate Schedule is necessary to better align Southwestern's rate schedule with standard practices utilized by the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization. A new section 2.3.6 is proposed that establishes a procedure for determining an Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) for customers that choose to contract for Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) on Southwestern's transmission system pursuant to the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The proposed Section 2.3.6 does not change Southwestern's NFTS ARR, as determined in its 2013 Integrated System Power Repayment Studies (2013 PRS), but rather replaces the current stated-rate for SPP NITS with a revenue-requirement based methodology that includes determining the SPP NITS ARR portion of Southwestern's NFTS ARR. Furthermore, the proposed Section 2.3.6 affects only those customers that choose to contract for SPP NITS on Southwestern's transmission system under the SPP OATT. Southwestern has determined that Section 2.3.6 will provide a more appropriate methodology for revenue recovery from NFTS customers that choose to contract for SPP NITS on Southwestern's transmission system under the SPP OATT.
Prescriptions in Alaska and U.S. Territories and Possessions
Document Number: 2016-02350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to remove its medical regulation that governs medications provided in Alaska and territories and possessions of the United States because this regulation is otherwise subsumed by another VA medical regulation related to provision of medications that are prescribed by non-VA providers.
Agency Information Collection (Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services); Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-02294
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-32366
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.00F, effective November 17, 2014, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-69, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam Project (Rayburn) pursuant to the Rayburn Rate Schedule (SRD-15) to supersede the existing rate schedule.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-32365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.00F, effective November 17, 2014, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-70, which increases the power rate for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule (RDW-15) which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-25765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Acting Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2015 Power Repayment Studies for the Sam Rayburn Dam project which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the costs associated with increased operations and maintenance costs and increased interest expense associated with investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Acting Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule, which is supported by power repayment studies, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2015 Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed Rate Schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 7.9 percent from $4,230,120 to $4,563,792 effective January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-25644
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Acting Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2015 Power Repayment Studies for the Robert D. Willis project which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the costs associated with increased operations and maintenance costs, increased interest expense plus increased costs associated with investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Acting Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis Rate Schedule, which is supported by power repayment studies, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2015 Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed Rate Schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 8.6 percent from $1,181,496 to $1,282,836 effective January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: 2015-22622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching Social Security Administration (SSA) income data from the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System (also referred to as the Master Earnings File (MEF)) with VA pension, compensation, and parents' dependency and indemnity compensation records. The purpose of this match is to identify applicants and beneficiaries who have applied for or who are receiving VA benefits and received earned income, and to adjust or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-22621
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is deleting a system of records entitled ``Center for Acquisition and Materiel Management Education Online (CAMEO)VA'' (111VA95E), which was established at 66 FR 43043, dated August 16, 2001. The purpose of CAMEO was to collect and maintain training and education data for VA's acquisition and material management work force. The system is now obsolete, and civilian agencies are required, as mandated by OMB, to use the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) as their acquisition workforce system of records. FAITAS is owned and managed by GSA.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-22620
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), (11)), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Purchase Credit Card ProgramVA'' record retention and disposal instructions. VA is republishing the system of records notice in its entirety.
Fund Availability Under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2015-22576
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas. This 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 Nomination for Appointment to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Document Number: 2015-22057
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominees to be considered for membership on the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (Committee). The Committee is authorized by Public Law 105-368, Sec. 104 (the statute), to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) on the proposed research studies, plans, and strategies related to understanding and treating the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theatre of operations during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. In accordance with the statute and the Committee's current charter, the majority of the membership shall consist of non-Federal employees, appointed by the Secretary from the general public, serving as Special Government Employees. The Committee provides, not later than December 1 of each year, an annual report summarizing its activities for the preceding year. The Committee reports to the Secretary through the Under Secretary for Health. The Secretary appoints Committee members for a period of 2 to 3 years. A term of service for any member may not exceed 3 years. The Secretary may reappoint members for additional terms. Self-nominations and nominations of non-Veterans will be accepted. Any letters of nomination from organizations or other individuals should accompany the package when it is submitted. In accordance with OMB guidance, federally-registered lobbyists may not serve on Federal advisory committees in their individual capacity. Additional information regarding this issue can be found at: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/08/13/2014-19140/revise d- guidance-on-appointment-of- lobbyists-to-federal-advisory-committees-boards-and-commissio ns.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2015-21756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Aging Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, International Trade Administration, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Army Department, Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, National Agricultural Library, Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Agriculture, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Presidential Documents
The departments and agencies listed in this document propose revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. This proposed rule is an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight. The participating departments and agencies propose these revisions to the human subjects regulations because they believe these changes would strengthen protections for research subjects while facilitating important research.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-22002
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Commission on Care; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21974
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21348
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2015-21226
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program. This will match personnel records of the Department of Defense (DoD) with VA records of benefit recipients under the Montgomery GI BillActive Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program. The goal of these matches is to identify the eligibility status of veterans, servicemembers, and reservists who have applied for or who are receiving education benefit payments under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program. The purpose of the match is to enable VA to verify that individuals meet the conditions of military service and eligibility criteria for payment of benefits determined by VA under the Montgomery GI BillActive Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program. The authority to conduct this match is found in 38 U.S.C. 3684A(a)(1). The records covered include eligibility records extracted from DoD personnel files and benefit records that VA establishes for all individuals who have applied for and/or are receiving, or have received education benefit payments under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program. These benefit records are contained in a VA system of records identified as 58VA21/22/28 entitled: Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment RecordsVA, first published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), and last amended at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012), with other amendments as cited therein.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-20952
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Agency Information Collection (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance/Application for Reinstatement (29-389) and Notice of Past Due Payment/Application for Reinstatement (29-389-1)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-20693
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-21
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Agency Information Collection: (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State Homes; Per Diem for Domiciliary Adult Day Health Care of Veterans in State Homes)
Document Number: 2015-20458
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-19
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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 and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to provide payment of per diem to State homes that provide nursing home care to eligible veterans and payment of per diem to State homes that provide adult day health care to eligible veterans. The intended effect of these provisions was to ensure that veterans receive high quality care in State Homes.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program
Document Number: 2015-20319
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-17
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
VA is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program. This NOFA contains information concerning the SSVF Program, initial supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Funding Opportunity Title: SSVF Program. Announcement Type: Initial. Funding Opportunity Number: VA-SSVF-021015. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64.033, VA SSVF Program. VA is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program. This NOFA contains information concerning the SSVF Program, initial supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Awards made for supportive services grants will fund operations beginning October 1, 2015.
Animals on VA Property
Document Number: 2015-20182
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-17
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation concerning the presence of animals on VA property. This final rule expands the current VA regulation to authorize the presence of service animals consistent with applicable Federal law when these animals accompany individuals with disabilities seeking admittance to property owned or operated by VA.
Proposed Information Collection (Supplemental Information for Change of Program or Re-Enrollment After Unsatisfactory Attendance, Conduct or Progress, VA Form 22-8873) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-20096
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-14
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's entitlement to VA educational assistance.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Voluntary Service VA Form 10-7055 and Associated Internet Application)
Document Number: 2015-19966
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-14
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Agency Information Collection (Foreign Medical Program Application and Claim Cover Sheet) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-19965
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-14
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Agency Information Collection-The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-19964
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-14
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that OSDBU, Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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-The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-19963
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-14
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that OSDBU, Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.
Enhanced-Use Lease of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Housing Facility on Approximately 3 Acres of Land in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Document Number: 2015-20035
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-13
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Secretary of VA intends to amend the scope and terms of an existing EUL that was entered into on December 27, 2011, on approximately 6 acres of land for the purpose of developing 35 units of supportive housing for Veterans. This notice provides updated details on the scope of the amended EUL. The EUL lessee will finance, design, develop, manage, maintain, and operate approximately 37 units of housing on approximately 3 acres of land for eligible homeless Veterans, or Veterans at risk of homelessness, and their families, on a priority placement basis, and provide supportive services that guide resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Additional Compensation on Account of Children Adopted Out of Veteran's Family
Document Number: 2015-19949
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-13
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations to clarify that a veteran will not receive the dependent rate of disability compensation for a child who is adopted out of the veteran's family. This action is necessary because applicable VA adjudication regulations are currently construed as permitting a veteran, whose former child was adopted out of the veteran's family, to receive the dependent rate of disability compensation for the adopted-out child, which constitutes an unwarranted award of benefits not supported by the applicable statute and legislative history. This document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2014.
Enhanced-Use Lease of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Housing Facility on One Parcel of Land Totaling Approximately 5.4 Acres of Land in Grand Island, Nebraska
Document Number: 2015-19902
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-12
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Secretary of VA intends to amend the scope and terms of an existing EUL that was entered into during the month of December 2011, totaling approximately 4.6 acres of land, for the purpose of constructing and developing 102 units of supportive housing for Veterans. Since that time market conditions have changed making the original scope infeasible. This notice provides details on the current scope and terms of the proposed amended EUL. The EUL lessee will finance, design, develop, manage, maintain and operate up to 78 units of housing for eligible Veterans, on approximately 5.4 acres of land in one or more phases at the Grand Island VAMC campus for eligible homeless Veterans, and Veterans at risk of homelessness, on a priority placement basis, and provide supportive services that guide resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Loan Guaranty: Adjustable Rate Mortgage Notification Requirements and Look-Back Period
Document Number: 2015-19775
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-12
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
This document adopts as final, without change, a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations that govern adjustable rate mortgages made in conjunction with the Home Loan Guaranty program. These revisions align VA's disclosure and interest rate adjustment requirements with the implementing regulations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), as recently revised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This rulemaking will ensure VA remains consistent with other applicable consumer finance and housing regulations governing adjustable rate mortgages.
Loan Guaranty: Maximum Allowable Attorney Fees
Document Number: 2015-19771
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-12
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
On July 31, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs published a notice in the Federal Register providing information to participants in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan Guaranty program concerning the maximum attorney fees allowable in calculating the indebtedness used to determine the guaranty claim payable upon loan termination (80 FR 45718). This notice contained two administrative errors.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Fee or Roster Personnel Designation, VA Form 26-6681) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-19702
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-11
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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-Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-11
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to summarize a claimant's disagreement of denied VA benefits before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
Agency Information Collection-Clarification of a Notice of Disagreement Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-19479
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (in Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) and Application for Pension
Document Number: 2015-19478
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2015-19414
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
In keeping with its commitment to improve transparency, the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) publishes wait-times for the scheduling of appointments in each VA facility for primary care, specialty care, and mental health services twice each month. VA also publishes a Federal Register Notice every 90 days with the address of the Web site where this wait-time data can be accessed. This Notice announces the availability of the data on that Web site.
Notice of Establishment of Commission on Care
Document Number: 2015-19363
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Schedule for Rating Disabilities: The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems
Document Number: 2015-19197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (Rating Schedule) that addresses the hematologic and lymphatic systems. The intended effect of this change is to incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, update medical terminology, add medical conditions not currently in the Rating Schedule, and refine criteria for further clarity and ease of rater application.