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that parents and others are informed of the correction of the noncompliance.

Discussion: Correcting noncompliance as soon as possible but not later than one year from identification is a critical responsibility of lead agencies and it is the

Department’s position that one year, and not three years--

as one commenter suggested--is a reasonable timeframe for an EIS provider to correct noncompliance identified by the lead agency and for the lead agency to verify that the EIS provider is complying with Part C of the Act and its implementing regulations.

The Department’s position is that a shorter timeframe

(e.g., 90 days from identification) is not appropriate because, in many cases, it would not provide sufficient time to correct noncompliance. For example, a lead agency may determine that an EIS provider is not in compliance with requirements relating to making decisions about the settings where infants or toddlers with disabilities receive early intervention services. To take corrective action and verify the correction in a case such as this would likely take more than 90 days. Therefore, we continue to believe that an outside timeframe of one year will provide lead agencies adequate time to correct noncompliance identified through monitoring while at the