[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70389-70390]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28437]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 3

RIN 2900-AO31


Eligibility of Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces 
With Severe Burn Injuries for Financial Assistance in the Purchase of 
an Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment; Correction

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: In a document published in the Federal Register on November 5, 
2012 (77 FR 66419), the Department of Veterans Affairs amended its 
adjudication regulations regarding a certificate of eligibility for 
financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other 
conveyance and adaptive equipment. The document contained several 
grammatical errors in the preamble and regulatory text. This document 
corrects the errors and does not make any substantive change to the 
content of the proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Copeland, Consultant, 
Regulations Staff (211D), Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-9487. (This is not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA published a proposed rule on November 5, 
2012, implementing section 803 of Public Law 111-275, the Veterans' 
Benefits Act of 2010, that amended subsection 3901(1)(A) of title 38, 
United States Code (U.S.C.), by reformatting the statute and adding 
``severe burn injury (as determined pursuant to regulations prescribed 
by the Secretary)'' as one of the disabilities that VA will consider

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when making a determination of eligibility for financial assistance in 
the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance and adaptive 
equipment. Pursuant to the authority granted to the Secretary in 38 
U.S.C. 501(a) and 3901(1)(A)(iv), VA proposes to amend 38 CFR 3.808 to 
define the term ``severe burn injury.'' In the proposed amendment to 38 
CFR 3.808, we redesignated current paragraph (b)(4) as (b)(5) and added 
a new paragraph (b)(4) to define ``severe burn injury,'' as one of the 
conditions that determines entitlement for a certificate of eligibility 
for financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other 
conveyance and adaptive equipment. We found that newly proposed 
paragraph (b)(4) contained grammatical errors. This document corrects 
those grammatical errors.

List of Subjects in 38 CFR part 3

    Administrative practice and procedure, Claims, Disability benefits, 
Health care, Pensions, Radioactive materials, Veterans, Vietnam.

    Dated: November 19, 2012.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director, Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Office of the 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, VA proposes to correct 38 
CFR part 3 as follows:

PART 3--ADJUDICATION

Subpart A--Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity 
Compensation

    1. The authority citation for part 3, subpart A continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(a), unless otherwise noted.

    2. Revise Sec.  3.808, paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows:


Sec.  3.808  Automobiles or other conveyances and adaptive equipment; 
certification.

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    (b) * * *
    (4) Severe burn injury: Deep partial thickness or full thickness 
burns resulting in scar formation that cause contractures and limit 
motion of one or more extremities or the trunk and preclude effective 
operation of an automobile.
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[FR Doc. 2012-28437 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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