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by the Governor, or the Governor’s designee, and approved

by the Secretary as part of the State’s application.

Discussion: We agree that clarification of this provision

is necessary and have amended proposed §303.511(a) and

removed proposed §303.511(b). New §303.511(a) has been

added to track the language of section 640(b)(1)(A) of the Act, requiring each State to ensure that has in place methods for State interagency coordination such that the Chief Executive Officer of a State or designee of the Chief Executive Officer shall ensure that the interagency agreement or other method for interagency coordination is in effect between each State public agency and the

designated lead agency. New §303.511(a)(1) incorporates

proposed §303.511(b), providing that the interagency

coordination must ensure the provision of, and financial responsibility for, early intervention services provided

under this part. New §303.511(a)(2) requires that such

services be consistent with the requirements of section 635 of the Act and the State's application under section 637 of the Act, including the provision of such services during the pendency of any dispute between the State agencies.

Proposed §303.511(a) has been redesignated as

§303.511(b) and has been revised to indicate that States