Lead Agency Law and Legal Definition

Lead agency means an organization assigned to organize the interagency oversight of the day-to-day conduct of policy related to a particular operation. It serves as the central point for program development at the local, regional, or state level. The lead agency defines the agenda, ensures continuity among the agencies, and is responsible for implementing decisions. When a lead agency completes its functions, it must issue a notice of completion. The notice shall state that it is a notice of completion, the name and address of the lead agency and the name and telephone number of a person who can provide further information.