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comply with the requirements of the Act and these regulations.

Discussion: The changes recommended by the commenter are not necessary because the Act and the regulations already require, under section 635(a)(10)(A) of the Act and

§303.120(a)(2), that the lead agency monitor EIS providers

as defined in §303.12(a), regardless of whether such EIS

providers receive Federal Part C funds. Under the

definition of EIS provider in §303.12(a), the EIS provider

must provide services in compliance with Part C of the Act, even if the EIS provider does not receive Federal Part C funds. Therefore, no further changes are required.

Changes: None.

Comment: A few commenters disagreed with the one-year

timeline to correct noncompliance in §303.120(a)(2)(iv)

because, according to these commenters, one year is too long and not in the best interests of children and families. Another commenter recommended, instead, that we

revise §303.120(a)(2)(iv) to provide that a lead agency

have three years to demonstrate correction of noncompliance.

One commenter recommended that the Department require

in §303.120(a)(2)(iv) that lead agencies report to the

public the correction of noncompliance in order to ensure