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Discussion: For consistency with §303.414 and internal

consistency within §303.420, we refer to the

confidentiality exceptions in §303.414 instead of referring

to the exchange of personally identifiable information in

§303.401.

Changes: We have revised §303.420(a)(5) to read

“Disclosure of personally identifiable information

consistent with §303.414.”

Prior written notice and procedural safeguards notice

(§303.421)

Comment: A few commenters objected to the phrase

“reasonable time” in §303.421, which requires that prior

written notice be given to parents a reasonable time before the lead agency under Part C of the Act or an EIS provider proposes, or refuses, to take certain actions concerning

their child. One commenter requested that “reasonable

time” be replaced with a specific timeframe, for example,

five days.

Discussion: Quantifying the phrase “reasonable time” in

§303.421(a) would be inappropriate because what constitutes

a reasonable time may vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. However, we would expect a

lead agency to provide notice under §303.421 within a

timeframe that allows the parent time to respond to the