Intergovernmental Review (IGR)
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), SCAG is responsible for performing consistency review of regionally significant local plans, projects, and programs with SCAG's adopted regional plans.
List of Regional Significance Criteria
Learn what determines a project's regional significance, click here to view the Criteria List page.
Demonstrating Your Project's Consistency with SCAG Policies
How do I determine if my project is consistent with SCAG's policies?
SCAG works through an established system, maintained by the Statewide Clearinghouse. Upon notification and receipt of projects within the SCAG region, the IGR Team determines whether the project is regionally significant. SCAG responds with comment letters early in the environmental review process to ensure sufficient time for review and response to comments.
Project submitters/lead agencies are directed to demonstrate how the proposed plan, project, or program is consistent with SCAG's adopted regional plans and policies. We also encourage the use of the SCAG List of Mitigation Measures extracted from the 2012 RTP/SCS PEIR to aid with demonstrating consistency with regional plans and policies.
For more detailed information on SCAG's adopted regional plans and policies:
Understanding a project's relationship to and impact on regional development helps ensure that our region's plans are continually implemented on a case-by-case basis.
IGR Clearinghouse Report
The Intergovernmental Review Clearinghouse Report summarizes federal grant applications, environmental documents and other information received by SCAG's IGR Section. The Clearinghouse Report consists of two sections, Federal Grant Listing and Environmental Documentation Listing.
SCAG's IGR Team receives, processes, and reviews all projects, plans, and programs submitted.
For questions about submittals, please contact:
Please send one (1) copy of all environmental documentation to:Southern California
Association of Governments
818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3435
Please send documentation ONLY to the Los Angeles office. Thank you.