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VA RIN: 2900-AN54 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Diseases Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents (Hairy Cell Leukemia and Other Chronic B Cell Leukemias, Parkinson¬ís Disease, and Ischemic Heart Disease) 
Abstract: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations concerning presumptive service connection for certain diseases for which there is no record during service. This amendment is necessary to implement a decision of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that there is a positive association between exposure to herbicides and the subsequent development of hairy-cell leukemia and other chronic B-cell leukemias, Parkinson¬ís disease and ischemic heart disease. The intended effect of this amendment is to establish presumptive service connection for these diseases based on herbicide exposure. 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 3.309(e)   
Legal Authority: 38 USC 501(a)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  38 USC 1116  11/21/2009 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/25/2010  75 FR 14391   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/26/2010    
Final Action  08/31/2010  75 FR 53202   
Final Action Effective  08/31/2010    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Kniffen
Compensation Service (211D)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9725
Fax:202 275-1728
Email: thomas.kniffen@va.gov