Greg Biagi; and Lisa Biagi, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States Forest Service, Defendant-appellee, 141 F.3d 1173 (9th Cir. 1998)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California William H. Orrick, District Judge, Presiding.
Before SKOPIL and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges, and WEINER, District Judge.**
No federal action occurred here to trigger the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Neither the expiration of the permit, nor the denial of the application for a new permit, nor the removal of the unpermitted gate constitutes "major Federal action [ ] significantly affecting the quality of the human environment." 42 U.S.C. § 4332(2) (C). NEPA regulations expressly exclude "civil or criminal enforcement actions." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.18(a).