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be used in all direct contact with the child. However, as recipients of Federal financial assistance, Part C lead agencies must comply with the requirements in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Changes: We have removed proposed §303.25(a)(2).

Comment: None.

Discussion: To better align the definition of native language in these Part C regulations with the definition of this term in section 602(2) of the Act and in 34 CFR 300.29 of the Part B regulations and to ensure internal consistency between the native language definition in

§303.25(b) and the requirement in §303.321 to use native

language when conducting evaluations and assessments, we have made the following changes.

First, we added to §303.25(a) the definition of native

language for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) that is in 34 CFR 300.29(a) of the Part B regulations and we cross-referenced the statutory definition of LEP

that is in section 602(18) of the Act. With this revision,

§303.25(a)(1) provides that the native language of an

individual with limited English proficiency is the language