BJS encourages comments for 30 days until March 25, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement and update of the 2018 Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (CMEC). BJS also encourages comments for 60 days until April 22, 2019, on two proposed new data collections, the Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS) and Methodological Research to Support the National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Program: National Survey of Crime and Safety—Field Test. Your comments to BJS's requests 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.