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individuals with disabilities, early intervention providers, State and local officials, members of Congress, and others were useful in helping identify where changes to the proposed regulations should be made, and in formulating many of the changes. In light of the comments received, a number of significant changes are reflected in these final regulations.

Substantive issues are discussed under their corresponding subpart. References to subparts in this analysis are to those contained in the final regulations. The analysis generally does not address--

(a) Minor changes, including technical changes made

to the language published in the NPRM;

(b) Suggested changes the Secretary is not legally

authorized to make under applicable statutory authority; and

(c) Comments that express concerns of a general

nature about the Department or other matters that

are not directly relevant to these regulations,

including requests for information about

innovative early intervention methods or matters that are within the purview of State and local decision-makers.

Subpart A--General