The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until February 21, 2017, on the proposed new data collection: Census of Prosecutor Offices Serving Tribal Lands. BJS also encourages comments for 60 days until February 21, 2017, on the reinstatement of the previously approved data collection: Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Serving Tribal Lands. Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 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 information collection, 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.