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requirements in section 637(a)(9)(A)(ii)(I) of the Act and to ensure that children exiting Part C services experience a smooth and seamless transition to Part B services.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter stated that the terms “State Lead

Agency (SLA)” and “Local Lead Agency (LLA)” should be used

in the regulations instead of the terms “SEA” and “LEA”

because SEAs and LEAs are only two of the many types of lead agencies. The commenter also stated that using the

terms “SEA” and “LEA” in the Part C regulations is

confusing.

Discussion: Part C of the Act uses the term “lead agency”

to refer to the State agency designated by the State’s

Governor under section 635(a)(10) of the Act to administer the Federal Part C funds the State receives under section 643 of the Act and to be responsible for implementing the statewide early intervention system. We recognize that while a few States have Part C statewide systems that refer

to EIS providers as “local lead agencies” this is not the

general practice among most States. Additionally, many EIS providers are not public agencies and, therefore, we decline to revise these regulations to include that term

and have continued to use the term “EIS provider” when

referring to entities other than the lead agency who are