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Public Comments Requested on the Proposed Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved BJS Data Collection: 2020 Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until March 15, 2021, on the reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved data collection for which approval has expired: Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories. 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 Published: March 16, 2021