Southwestern Power Administration 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
Document Number: 2015-18492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its existing regulations concerning VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (GPD) and Supportive Service for Veterans Families Program (SSVF) and to establish a new part. More specifically, VA proposes to revise provisions that apply to religious organizations that receive financial assistance from VA in order to more clearly distinguish between ``direct'' and ``indirect'' financial assistance, amend VA's regulations to replace the term ``inherently religious activities'' with the term ``explicitly religious activities'', and establish new provisions that provide valuable protections for beneficiaries, provide guidance to VA employees and faith-based and other neighborhood organizations that receive ``direct'' or ``indirect'' VA financial assistance, and provide clear and uniform instructions on the fundamental principles that apply to their awards.
Proposed Information Collection (Fiduciary Agreement) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-19070
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
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 with extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information provided by VA federal fiduciaries management of beneficiary funds.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
Document Number: 2015-19045
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominees to be considered for membership on the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (Committee) for the 2015 membership cycle. The Committee is authorized by 38 U.S.C. 542 (the statute), to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) on the administration of VA's benefits and services (health care, rehabilitation benefits, compensation, outreach, and other relevant programs) for women Veterans. 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 a Congressionally-mandated report to the Secretary each even-numbered year, which includes: An assessment of the needs of women Veterans, with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other benefits and programs administered by VA; a review of the programs and activities of VA designed to meet such needs; and other recommendations (including recommendations for administrative and legislative action), as the Committee considers appropriate. The Committee reports to the Secretary, through the Director of the Center for Women Veterans. The Secretary appoints Committee members, and determines the length of terms in which Committee members serve. A term of service for any member may not exceed 3 years. The Secretary can reappoint members for additional terms. Each year, there are several vacancies on the Committee, as members' terms expire. Self-nominations and nominations of non-Veterans are 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-comm ittees- boards-and-commissions.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-19044
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Vet Centers
Document Number: 2015-18988
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulation that governs Vet Center services. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (the 2013 Act) requires Vet Centers to provide readjustment counseling services to broader groups of veterans, members of the Armed Forces, including a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, and family members of such veterans and members. This interim final rule amends regulatory criteria to conform to the 2013 Act, to include new and revised definitions.
Agency Information Collection (Survivors' and Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits) (VA Form 22-5490) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-18932
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
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 (Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan Worksheet) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-18931
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
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 (NCA PreNeed Burial Planning)
Document Number: 2015-18930
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
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 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 (Notice of Disagreement) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-18929
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), 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.
Proposed Information Collection (SURVEY OF HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCES; DENTAL PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18928
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Agency Information Collection: Access to Financial Records, 38 CFR 3.115.
Document Number: 2015-18927
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Proposed Information Collection (NCA: Legacy (Historic Resources Education Program Research))
Document Number: 2015-18926
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 information that will increase public access to historic resources in national cemeteries. It will also increase public awareness of the legacy of the sacrifices of our nation's Veterans. NCA is developing a Historic Resources Education Program to serve academic and non-academic stakeholders.
Proposed Information Collection (Foreign Medical Program Application and Claim Cover Sheet) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18925
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
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.