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substantively unchanged from current §303.654 and is

consistent with section 641(e)(1)(D) of the Act. Section

303.604(c)(2) expressly provides that the Council’s annual

report must contain the information required by the Secretary.

Under current Departmental policy, the Council may choose to prepare and submit its own annual report to meet the requirements in section 641(e)(1)(D) of the Act

(current §303.654 and new §303.604(c)), or certify its

concurrence with the APR submitted by the lead agency under

§303.702(b)(2). Therefore, it is the Department’s position

that adding language regarding how the Council may meet its annual reporting requirement is not necessary.

Changes: None.

Comment: A few commenters recommended that §303.604(a)(3),

regarding the promotion of methods for intra-agency and interagency collaboration on child find, monitoring, financial responsibility, and the provision of early intervention services and transition, be deleted because, according to these commenters, the language in this section is not aligned with section 641(e) of the Act. Specifically, the commenters suggested that section 641(e) of the Act does not include or imply that the functions of the Council include promoting methods for interagency