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recordkeeping without providing appropriate notice to States about the content they are required to maintain in

the records. Another commenter expressed concern that

States may not have the data to respond to requests from the Secretary and recommended that, if adopted, the requirement should be modified to indicate that data requests from the Secretary cannot be unreasonable or place an undue burden on States. One commenter requested that

the Department include in §303.224 a reference to the

Single Audit Act.

Discussion: This section tracks the language from section 637(b)(4) of the Act, which requires States both to ensure that reports are in the form and contain the information that the Secretary may require to carry out the functions under Part C of the Act and to keep such reports and afford such access to the reports as the Secretary may find necessary to ensure the correctness and verification of those reports and proper disbursement of Federal funds under Part C of the Act. The purpose of this section is for the Secretary to have access to the proper records to ensure compliance with the Part C requirements. The requirements in this section do not reflect any new requirements or an additional burden on States.

Regarding the request to add a reference to the Single