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Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to add a regulation governing the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) programs to provide that certain SGLI, Family SGLI (FSGLI) and VGLI applications, elections, and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance (S-DVI) program in order to explain that a person who was granted S-DVI as of the date of death under is not … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 38646 Correction In proposed rule document 2017-15338, appearing on pages 34457-34464 in the issue of Tuesday, July 25, 2017, make the following correction: On page 34463, in the second column, in the twenty-third line from the top, “118” should read “1/8”. End Preamble [FR … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 35922 AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule; corrections. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Affairs is correcting a proposed rule that proposes to amend its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program that was published in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise the regulations that involve the Musculoskeletal System within the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (“VASRD” or “Rating Schedule”). VA proposes to rename certain diagnostic codes, revise rating criteria, give … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the genitourinary system. The purpose of this change is to update current medical terminology, incorporate medical advances that have occurred … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. These amendments would provide GPD with increased flexibility to: respond to the changing needs of homeless … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 22635 AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extended … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) is currently reviewing its regulations governing the allowable expenses that a veteran may pay or be charged in connection with obtaining a VA-guaranteed home loan. … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a proposed rule regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the proposed rule. DATES: April 4, 2017. The comments due date remains May 12, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative, all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by establishing in regulation the eligibility requirements that ecclesiastical endorsing organizations must meet in order to provide ecclesiastical endorsements of individuals seeking employment as VA chaplains … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeks to amend its adjudication regulations to add an additional benefit for veterans with residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This benefit was enacted by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) program in order to provide VMLI-eligible individuals the option to lower their premiums by purchasing less than the minimum coverage … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's proposed rulemaking, published on July 11, 2016, to amend its regulation giving the Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs (USMA), or his designee, authority to solicit gifts and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 62419 AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations relating to presumptive service connection to add certain diseases associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule of Ratings—Skin Conditions General Rating Formula for Skin Disorders Diagnostic Codes 7801 and 7802 Diagnostic Code 7803 Diagnostic Code 7805 Diagnostic Codes 7809 and 7821 Diagnostic Code 7813 Diagnostic Codes 7815 and 7816 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1.460 Definitions Section 1.461 Applicability Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 62.25 Selecting Grantees for Renewal or Non-Renewal of Supportive Services Grants 62.36 General Operation Requirements 62.80 Withholding, Suspension, Deobligation, Termination, and Recovery of Funds by VA Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 13175 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 14 PART 14—LEGAL SERVICES, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Administrative Procedure Act Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 38 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section-by-Section Analysis of the Proposed Rule 17.415 Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Executive Order 13132, Federalism Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. Extra-Schedular Evaluations in Compensation Claims c. Submitting Compensation Claims for Extra-Schedular Consideration Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Flexibility Act Unfunded Mandates Paperwork Reduction Act Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by VA on or before April 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Written comments should be submitted by email at Tribalgovernmentconsultation@va.gov, by fax at 202-273-5716, or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 PART 17—MEDICAL DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 60 PART 60—FISHER HOUSES … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Impact Analysis Summary Statement Regulatory Flexibility Act Congressional Review Act Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Veterans Affairs; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; National Science Foundation; and Department of Transportation. DATES: Back to Top The comment period … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 PART … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 74 PART 74—VETERANS SMALL … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signing Authority DATES: Back to Top The proposed rule published on November 28, 2014, 79 FR 70941, is withdrawn as of November 5, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Kristin J. Cunningham, Director … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 PART 17—MEDICAL DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Regulatory Action Estimated Costs and Benefits I. The Rationale for Modernizing the Common Rule A. The Changing … [read more]

Full text Beneficiary Name (sign) Date: Regulatory Flexibility Act The Secretary hereby certifies that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as they are defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612. Although small entities participating in VA's … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Title Change: The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems Modification and Reorganization of Current Diagnostic Code (DC) 7700 (Anemia, Hypochromic-Microcytic and Megaloblastic, Such as Iron-Deficiency and Pernicious Anemia) Proposed DC 7720 (Iron Deficiency Anemia) Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule of Ratings—Dental and Oral Conditions Diagnostic Code 9900, “Maxilla or Mandible, Chronic Osteomyelitis or Osteoradionecrosis of:” Diagnostic Codes 9902 “Mandible, Loss of Approximately One-Half,” 9906 “Ramus, Loss of Whole or Part of,” and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 PART 17—MEDICAL DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DC 7900: Hyperthyroidism, Including, But Not Limited to, Graves' Disease DC 7901: Thyroid Enlargement, Toxic DC 7902: Thyroid Enlargement, nontoxic DC 7903: Hypothyroidism DC 7904: Hyperparathyroidism DC 7905: Hypoparathyroidism New DC 7906: Thyroiditis DC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction Clarification DATES: Back to Top The correction and clarification are effective June 24, 2015. The comments due date remains August 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Written comments may be submitted through www.Regulations.gov; … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subpart A—General 51.1Purpose and Scope of Part 51 51.2Definitions Subpart B—Obtaining Recognition and Certification for Per Diem Payments 51.20Recognition of a State Home 51.30Certification 51.31Surveys for Recognition and/or Certification 51.32Terminating Recognition Subpart C—Eligibility, Rates, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. § 4.77 Visual Fields II. § 4.78 Muscle Function III. § 4.79 Schedule of Ratings—Eye A. Diseases of the Eye—Organizational Headings B. Diseases of the Uveal Tract C. Diseases of the Retina, Macula, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 70.70Purpose and Definitions 70.71Eligibility 70.72Types of Transportation 70.73Arranging Transportation Services Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Regulatory Flexibility Act Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 PART 17—MEDICAL DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule of Ratings—Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast Diagnostic Code 7610 “Vulva, disease or injury of (including vulvovaginitis)” Diagnostic Code 7615 “Ovary, disease, injury, or adhesions of” Diagnostic Code 7619 “Ovary, removal of” … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 2013 TILA Servicing Rule HUD Notice and Look-Back Rule VA's Proposed Rule Section 36.4312(d)(6)Disclosures. Section 36.4312(d)(2)Frequency of Interest Rate Changes Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Catalog … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary 1. Legal Authority and Need for Rulemaking 2. Summary of Major Provisions 3. Assessment of Costs and Benefits Background Information on Net Worth and Asset Transfers for Pension Proposed Net Worth and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. History of 38 U.S.C. 1115 and Bases for Rulemaking II. Proposed Regulatory Amendments Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Flexibility Act Unfunded Mandates Paperwork Reduction Act Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Administrative Procedure Act Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 1 PART 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effect of Rulemaking Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Unfunded Mandates Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 38 PART 38—NATIONAL CEMETERIES … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Flexibility Act Unfunded Mandates Paperwork Reduction Act Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Signing Authority List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 36 PART 36—LOAN GUARANTY Subpart C—Assistance to … [read more]

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