The purpose of the Interim Regional Evaluation Framework (IREF) is to provide member municipalities with criteria to determine when new municipal statutory plans and amendments to existing statutory plans shall be submitted to the Board for approval and procedures for submission. Further, the IREF establishes evaluation criteria and procedures for the Board to follow in the review and approval of local statutory plans and amendments of regional significance to ensure they are consistent with the long-term regional interests identified in the Interim Growth Plan.