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policies. Further, it is most appropriate for States to develop, if needed, a definition of supervision.

Concerning commenters’ requests that States file with the

Department their regulations on paraprofessionals and assistants, section 634 of the Act requires States to assure but not necessarily demonstrate their compliance with the requirements in section 635 of the Act, including section 635(a)(9). Therefore, we decline to include definitions of these terms or a filing requirement in these regulations.

Changes: None.

Policy to address shortage of personnel (§303.119(d))

Comment: One commenter requested that we include

definitions of the terms “geographic area of the State,”

“geographic area where there is a shortage,” “good-faith

effort,” and “most qualified individuals available” in this

section of the regulations.

Discussion: Section 303.119(d) provides that a State may adopt a policy to address a shortage of personnel, including efforts to recruit and hire appropriately and adequately trained personnel in a geographic area of the State where there is a shortage of personnel. The

Department’s position is that the phrases “geographic area

of the State” and “geographic area where there is a