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the lead agency’s general supervision responsibilities

under section 635(a)(10) of the Act (including specifically the areas of child find, monitoring, financial responsibility, provision of early intervention services, and transition).

In §303.604(a)(3), we have intentionally used the word

“methods” rather than “interagency agreements.” The term

“methods” is intended to be broader than “interagency

agreements” and to include entering into interagency

agreements; this use of the term “methods” aligns

§303.604(a)(3) with the reference in section 640(b) of the

Act to methods of ensuring services (which may include an interagency agreement or other mechanism for interagency coordination). We believe that further clarification of

the term “method” is not needed.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter recommended revising the reporting period for the annual report to the Governor and to the

Secretary in §303.604(c)(2). The commenter stated that the

reporting period is inconsistent with section 641(e)(1)(D) of the Act.

Discussion: Section 641(e)(1)(D) of the Act does not specify the reporting period; rather, it requires the Council to prepare and submit to the Governor and to the