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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.
Proposed Information Collection (Direct Deposit Enrollment; International Direct Deposit Enrollment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18924
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information need to enroll claimants receiving benefit payments into an electronic funds transfer program.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Forms 21P-4706b, 21-4706c, 21-4718a) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18923
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 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Voluntary Service VA Form 10-7055 and Associated Internet Application) ; Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18922
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
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, including each revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Proposed Information Collection: From War to Home: Improving Patient-Centered Care and Promoting Empathy for “Operation Enduring Freedom” and “Operation Iraqi Freedom” (OEF/OIF) Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration Patient Aligned Care Team Demo Lab VISN 4
Document Number: 2015-18921
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-03
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, 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 evaluate the project aims to enhance PACT implementation by evaluating the effects of the VA PACT initiative and by test new, innovative strategies for patient care that can be spread if proven effective.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-18808
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Rural Health, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee (VRHAC). The Committee advises the Secretary on ways to improve and enhance access to VA healthcare services for enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas and the identification of barriers to providing services. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee. Authority: The Committee was established in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 2.
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-18807
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting-Rescheduled
Document Number: 2015-18805
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-18802
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Loan Guaranty: Maximum Allowable Attorney Fees
Document Number: 2015-18762
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
This notice provides 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. The table in this notice contains the amounts the Secretary has determined to be reasonable and customary for all States, following an annual review of amounts allowed by other government- related home loan programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-30
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently entitled ``Non-VA Fee Basis RecordsVA'' (23VA16) as set forth in the Federal Register 74 FR 44905-44911, August 31, 2009. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Name, System Number, System Location, Category of Records in the System, Authority for Maintenance, Purpose, Retention and Disposal, System Manager and Address, and Record Access Procedure, and Records Source Categories. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-18447
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
Update to NFPA Standards, Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2015-18332
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations incorporating by reference the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards. These codes and standards are referenced in VA regulations concerning community residential care facilities, contract facilities for certain outpatient and residential services, Medical Foster Homes, and State home facilities. To ensure the continued safety of veterans in these facilities, VA is continuing to rely upon NFPA codes and standards for VA approval of such facilities. This rulemaking updates our regulations to adhere to more recent NFPA codes and standards.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Dental and Oral Conditions
Document Number: 2015-17266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or rating schedule) that addresses dental and oral conditions. The purpose of these changes is to incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last amendment, update current medical terminology, and provide clear evaluation criteria for application of this portion of the rating schedule. The proposed rule reflects advances in medical knowledge, recommendations from the Dental and Oral Conditions Work Group (Work Group), which is comprised of subject matter experts from both the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and comments from experts and the public gathered as part of a public forum. The public forum, focusing on revisions to the dental and oral conditions section of the VASRD, was held on January 2526, 2011.
Payment of Emergency Medication by VA
Document Number: 2015-18331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations that govern reimbursement of emergency treatment provided by non-VA medical care providers. VA proposes to clarify its regulations insofar as it involves the reimbursement of medications prescribed or provided to the veteran during the episode of non-VA emergency treatment.
Proposed Information Collection; Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Telehealth in the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education & Clinical Center (PADRECC), Healthcare Experiences of Patients With Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Document Number: 2015-18171
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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, 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 evaluate the project aims to enhance PACT implementation by evaluating the effects of the VA PACT initiative and by test new, innovative strategies for patient care that can be spread if proven effective.
Proposed Information Collection; From War to Home: Improving Patient-Centered Care and Promoting Empathy for “Operation Enduring Freedom” and “Operation Iraqi Freedom” (OEF/OIF) Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration Patient Aligned Care Team Demo Lab VISN 4
Document Number: 2015-18170
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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, 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 evaluate the project aims to enhance PACT implementation by evaluating the effects of the VA PACT initiative and by test new, innovative strategies for patient care that can be spread if proven effective.
Proposed Information Collection: Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Evaluating Peer Notifications To Improve Statin Medication Adherence Among Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
Document Number: 2015-18169
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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, 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 evaluate the project aims to enhance PACT implementation by evaluating the effects of the VA PACT initiative and by test new, innovative strategies for patient care that can be spread if proven effective.
Proposed Information Collection (VA MATIC Enrollment/Change); Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18168
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine claimants' eligibility to reinstate lapsed Government Life Insurance policy.
Agency Information Collection: VA Form 27-0820, Report of General Information, VA Form 27-0820a, Report of Death of Veteran/Beneficiary, VA Form 27-0820b, Report of Nursing Home Information, VA Form 27-0820c, Report of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), VA Form 27-0820d, Report of Lost Check, VA Form 27-0820e, Report of Incarceration, VA Form 27-0820f, Report of Contact-Month of Death Check
Document Number: 2015-18167
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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 (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18166
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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, including each extension collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Proposed Information Collection (Award Attachment for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18165
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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. VA Form 21-0307 is used to provide children who have Spina Bifida or other certain birth defects with information about VA health care and vocational training and gives the steps they must take to apply for such benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Architect-Engineer Fee Proposal, VA Form 10-6298, Daily Log (Contract Progress Report-Formal Contract), VA Form 10-6131, and Supplement Contract Progress Report, VA Form 10-61001a) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-18164
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection-Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-18163
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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 Office of the General Counsel (OGC), 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: Applications and Appraisals for Employment for Title 38 Positions and Trainees
Document Number: 2015-18162
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-24
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to furnish hospital care and medical services to the family members of certain veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune. In order to furnish such care, VA must collect certain information from the family members to ensure that they meet the requirements of the law. The specific hospital care and medical services that VA must provide are for a number of illnesses and conditions connected to exposure to contaminated drinking water while at Camp Lejeune.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Updating References
Document Number: 2015-17416
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-22
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations with updated citations and references to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorities for Federal grant programs. OMB has issued final guidance, located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which streamlines and supersedes requirements previously found in various OMB Circulars. VA has adopted OMB's guidance, and this rule replaces the obsolete OMB references in VA's regulations.
Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
Document Number: 2015-17791
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
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 for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Agency Interpretation of Prosthetic Replacement of a Joint
Document Number: 2015-17417
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-16
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs is publishing interpretive guidance for diagnostic codes (DC) 5051 through 5056, which establish rating criteria for prosthetic implant replacements of joints of the musculoskeletal system. The Schedule for Rating Disabilities under these DCs allows for a 1-year, 100-percent disability evaluation upon prosthetic replacement of a joint. This final rule clarifies that VA's longstanding interpretation of DCs 5051 through 5056 is that a 100- percent evaluation will be in place for a period of one year when the total joint, rather than the partial joint, has been replaced by a prosthetic implant.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Power Rate
Document Number: 2014-28915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.0OE, effective June 6, 2013, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-68, which increases the power rate for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: 2014-21107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2014 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 investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities and increased operations and maintenance costs. The 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 2014 Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed Rate Schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 10.2 percent from $1,072,332 to $1,181,496 effective January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2018.\1\
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2013-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-66, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the Integrated System Rate Schedules to supersede the existing rate schedules.
Sam Rayburn Dam Rate
Document Number: 2013-24601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-67, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam (Rayburn) project pursuant to the Rayburn rate schedule (SRD-13) to supersede the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: 2013-18953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The current Sam Rayburn Dam Project rate was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 30, 2009, Docket No. EF09-4021-000, 126 FERC ] 62,224. These rates became effective for the period January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2012. The rate was extended by the Deputy Secretary of Energy for the period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 (77 FR 67813, November. 14, 2012). The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2013 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues of $280,248 (7.1 percent) to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to recover cost increases to investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities and small increases to annual operations and maintenance costs by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam rate to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2013 Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 7.1 percent, from $3,949,872 to $4,230,120, effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2013-15685
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2013 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the increased costs associated with increased operations and maintenance and increases to investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator of Southwestern has developed proposed Integrated System rates, which are supported by the rate design study, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2013 Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 4.7 percent from $184,059,100 to $192,765,802 effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2012-27674
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-65.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Rate
Document Number: 2012-25905
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00D, effective January 22, 2010, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-64, which increases the power rate for the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2012-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The current Sam Rayburn Dam Project rate was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 30, 2009, Docket No. EF09-4021-000. These rates became effective for the period January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2012. The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2012 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues of $193,896 (4.9 percent) to meet cost recovery criteria. In accordance with Southwestern's isolated project rate adjustment threshold, signed September 8, 2003, the Administrator, Southwestern, may determine, on a case by case basis, that for a revenue decrease or increase in the magnitude of five percent or less, deferral of a formal rate filing is in the best interest of the Government. The Deputy Secretary of Energy has the authority to extend rates, previously confirmed and approved by FERC, on an interim basis, pursuant to title 10, part 903, subpart A of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 903), sections 903.22(h) and 903.23(a)(3) . In accordance with these authorities, Southwestern proposes to defer the rate adjustment and proposes that the current rates be extended for a one-year period effective through September 30, 2013.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: 2012-16815
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2012 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed to cover increased costs associated with operating and maintaining the facilities as well as increased costs associated with compliance requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Additional revenues are also needed to recover increased costs associated with investments and replacements to the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. The June 2012 Revised Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed rate schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 15.4 percent from $929,388 to $1,072,332 effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016.\1\