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sampling is not supported by the Act.

Discussion: We disagree with the commenter that sampling is not supported by the Act. Section 635(a)(14) of the Act provides that the Part C statewide system include a system for compiling data requested by the Secretary under section 618 of the Act that relates to Part C of the Act, and section 618(b)(2) of the Act specifically states that the Secretary may permit States and the Secretary of the Interior to obtain data through sampling.

Changes: None.

State interagency coordinating council (§303.125)

Comment: One commenter recommended that this section require the establishment and maintenance of a Federal interagency coordinating council that also meets the requirements of subpart G of these regulations.

Discussion: The 2004 amendments to the Act eliminated the authority for a Federal interagency coordinating council. Therefore, it would be inconsistent with the Act and the intent of Congress to require the establishment and maintenance of a Federal interagency coordinating council. Changes: None.

Early intervention services in natural environments

(§303.126)

Comment: A few commenters requested that §303.126,