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must meet the requirements of this section using one of the three methods listed.

Changes: We have added new paragraph §303.511(a), removed

proposed §303.511(b), and redesignated proposed paragraph

(a) as new paragraph (b). We revised §303.511(b) by adding

the phrase “in one of the following”.

Comment: Two commenters supported the addition of proposed

§303.511(a)(2), redesignated §303.511(b)(2), permitting

States to use signed interagency and intra-agency agreements to establish financial responsibility and provide early intervention services. Other commenters requested that the Department require States to report to the Secretary the dollar amounts that flow into the system based on the use of interagency and intra-agency agreements.

Discussion: The Department does not require States to submit data to the Secretary on the amount of funding obtained for Part C services through interagency or intra- agency agreements because the Department does not have a programmatic or regulatory need to collect such information at this time and we do not want to place an additional data collection burden on States. However, States may choose to collect such data and may need these data to track the amount of funds expended and budgeted for the provision of