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implementing the requirements of Part C of the Act.

These statutory provisions must be read in conjunction with sections 616(b)(2)(C) and 642 of the Act, which require State lead agencies to: (1) publicly report on the

performance of each EIS program using the State’s targets

established in its SPP under the priority areas described in section 616(a)(3) of the Act, and (2) report annually to the Secretary through the APR on the performance of the

State in meeting the State’s targets in the SPP.

Thus, lead agencies must make annual determinations about the performance of each EIS program using the categories in section 616(d)(2) and (e) of the Act and

§303.703(b). This requirement stems from the statutory

requirement that lead agencies must monitor EIS providers located in the State using quantifiable and qualitative indicators as specified in section 616(a)(3) of the Act (as modified by section 642 of the Act), enforce Part C of the Act in accordance with section 616(e) of the Act (which refers to the requirement that the Secretary make annual determinations about the performance of each State using these same determination categories), and from sections 616(b)(2)(C)(i) and (b)(2)(C)(ii)(I) and 642 of the Act, which require lead agencies to analyze and publicly report on the performance of each EIS program on an annual basis.