BJS encourages comments for 60 days until March 16, 2021, on the reinstatement of a previously approved data collection: Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program. 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.