major federal action

noun

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: a proposed federal undertaking that pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act must be the subject of an environmental impact statement if it would significantly affect the environment

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“Major federal action.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/major%20federal%20action. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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