The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 30 days until January 5, 2017, on the revision of a currently approved collection: 2014-2016 Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems. BJS also encourages comments for 60 days until February 6, 2017, on an extension of a currently approved collection: 2016-2018 Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV). 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.