Intergovernmental Review (IGR)

Intergovernmental Review (IGR)

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), SCAG is responsible for reviewing regionally significant local plans, projects, and programs for consistency with SCAG's adopted regional plans. 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 per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section 15206. 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.

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.

Please see the tab above for Archives & Resources for additional information.  


SCAG’s IGR Team receives, processes and reviews all projects, plans and programs submitted.
For questions about submittals, please contact:
Anita Au
(213) 236-1874



 Send one (1) copy of all environment documentation to:
 Southern California Association of Governments
 Attn: Intergovernmental Review
 818 W 7th St, 12th Floor
 Los Angeles, CA 90017-3435


 Email Anita Au

 If you choose to mail/deliver your Intergovernmental Review submission,
 please send documentation ONLY to the Los Angeles office.  Thank you.

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.