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VA RIN: 2900-AR88 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Commemorative Plaques and Urns 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise its regulations to implement new statutory authority to furnish commemorative urns and commemorative plaques for certain veterans whose cremated remains are not interred. This proposed rule is necessary to administer the new benefit, which was authorized by the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (The Act).

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 38.630   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 2306    38 U.S.C. 2402   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2024 
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:
Eric Powell
Acting Director
Department of Veterans Affairs
Memorial Programs Service (41B), 810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 632-8670