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BJS Proposes Data Collection Reinstatement and Update: 2019 Census of Jails

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 16, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement and update of a previously approved data collection: 2019 Census of Jails. Your comments to BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
  • whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.
Date Created: May 25, 2019