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deleted because the tracking and reporting requirements in the section relate to children ages three and older who are eligible for services under section 619 of Part B of the Act and should be the responsibility of the Part B program.

Discussion: Section 303.721(b) provides that if a State adopts the option under section 635(c) of the Act and

§303.211 to make early intervention services under Part C

of the Act available to children ages three and older, the lead agency must report on the number and percentage of children with disabilities who are eligible for services under section 619 of the Act but whose parents choose for such children to continue to receive early intervention services. Therefore, because these children are being served under Part C of the Act, it is appropriate for the State Part C program, and not the State Part B program, to be responsible for reporting these data under section

618(a)(1)(B) and 635(c)(3) of the Act and §303.721(b).

Changes: None.

Annual report of children served--certification (§303.723)

Comment: One commenter expressed support for the

requirement in §303.723 that the lead agency certify the

accuracy of the data submitted under §303.721. Two other

commenters recommended deleting this section in its entirety. One commenter stated that any count based on