AN51 - Final Rule - Service Dogs

Docket ID: VA-2011-VHA-0017
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations concerning veterans in need of service dogs. Under current regulations, VA provides benefits to veterans with guide dogs, and this rulemaking will broaden and clarify those benefits. This rulemaking will also implement new benefits related to service dogs.
RIN: 2900-AN51
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.148,38 CFR 17.154
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 38 USC 1714
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/16/201176 FR 35162
NPRM Comment Period End08/15/2011
Final Action09/05/201277 FR 54368
Final Action Effective10/05/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 15, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/16/2011
ID: VA-2011-VHA-0017-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 09/05/2012
ID: VA-2011-VHA-0017-0104

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/11/2012
ID: VA-2011-VHA-0017-0105
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/20/2011
ID: VA-2011-VHA-0017-0003


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Lynette Nilan
Patient Care Service (10P4A)
406 422-4476
810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420
Washington, DC 20420
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