Intergovernmental Review Process
This process should be initiated prior to submitting your application to EPA!
Executive Order 12372 and EPA's implementing regulations (40 CFR Part 29, 40 CFR 30.12(c), and 40 CFR 31.11) require that all interested state, area-wide, regional, and local agencies be given the opportunity to review and to comment on proposed Federal assistance within their area(s) of jurisdiction or influence. The regulations also provide for implementation of the requirements of Section 204 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966, as amended, which apply to all Federal assistance.
EPA cannot award assistance until all interested parties (e.g., State agencies, Planning and Economic Development agencies) have been given the opportunity to review the proposed project and all concerns of these agencies about the proposed project have been satisfactorily disposed of by the applicant.
Tribal Government applicants are encouraged to comply with this process, but it is not mandatory.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- EPA Region 4 Intergovernmental Review Process (PDF)(11 pp, 85 K)