Intergovernmental Review (IGR)

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**DUE TO THE NOVAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK, SCAG HAS MODIFIED CERTAIN BUSINESS OPERATIONS INCLUDING REMOTE WORK FOR STAFF. THEREFORE, WE ASK THAT LOCAL JURISDICTIONS SUBMIT CEQA NOTICES AND DOCUMENTS TO SCAG’S IGR PROGRAM ELECTRONICALLY FOR REVIEW. PLEASE SEE BELOW IN THE “SUBMISSIONS” SECTION FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS**


SCAG’s Intergovernmental Review (IGR) Program is responsible for providing informational resources to regionally significant plans, projects, and programs per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15206 to facilitate the consistency of these projects with SCAG’s adopted regional plans, to be determined by the lead agencies. Informational resources include regional goals and policies, jurisdictional-level growth forecast and mitigation measures contained in the Program Environmental Impact Report. This process helps lead agencies to identify the project’s impact on a regional scale and how the proposed project contributes to our region’s plan and vision as SCAG is also the designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency under state law and is responsible for preparation of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) including the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 375. Informational resources such as SCAG's Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategies (RTP/SCS) goals, strategies and mitigations measures referenced in SCAG’s comment letters during the Notice of Preparation (NOP) stage are provided as guidance for lead agencies for consideration during project development.

Additionally, SCAG’s IGR Program is also responsible for functioning as a clearinghouse for applications for federal grants and financial assistance programs, federally required state plans, federal development activities, and federal environmental documents pursuant to Presidential Executive Order 12372.




IGR Mapping Tool

This mapping tool allows users to query, locate, and view the projects maintained in the IGR database by providing a platform to explore these projects through the Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Please refer to the IGR Mapping Tool FAQ for more information.

click here to access the IGR Mapping Tool



Submissions


Use SCAG’s IGR Submission Form


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Email CEQA notices and documents for IGR documentation to IGR@scag.ca.gov. Please include a PDF of the CEQA notice and/or environmental report in addition to the following information in the body of the email:

  • Type of document (i.e. Notice of Preparation, Notice of Public Hearing, etc.)
  • Project title
  • Project contact
  • Comment period due date (if applicable)

**Please note SCAG staff are teleworking due to the COVID-19 outbreak and may not receive mailed documents until much later. To prevent this from happening, please submit documents electronically using the first two methods listed above.


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.

The Federal Grant Listing is provided to inform your organization of all grant applications for federal assistance from our region in accordance with Executive Order 12372. The Environmental Documentation Listing describes regionally significant and non-regionally significant projects voluntarily submitted for review by local governments. Environmental documents received include Notices of Preparation, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Impact Statements, Negative Declarations and Mitigated Negative Declarations.

Project descriptions on both listings are organized by county: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. State plans and other multi-county plans, projects and proposals are grouped under the “Multi-County” heading at the beginning of the IGR Clearinghouse Report. To include the interest of your jurisdiction or comment on proposed comprehensive planning, area wide coordination or environmental impacts please contact the IGR Section.

See above for IGR Clearinghouse Reports, both recent reports and report archives.