ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITHOUT PREJUDICE FOR FAILURE TO PAY FILING FEE
CLERK TO CLOSE CASE
ANTHONY W. ISHII, Senior District Judge.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff initiated this action on April 28, 2016. (ECF No. 1.)
On September 26, 2016, Plaintiff filed a motion to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP"). (ECF No. 13.) On September 27, 2016, the Magistrate Judge issued findings and recommendations ("F&R") to deny Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed IFP pursuant to the "three strike rule" and to require Plaintiff to pay the filing fee in full within twenty-one days. (ECF No. 14.) Plaintiff was granted fourteen days to file objections to the F&R.
Shortly after the above-described order adopting was filed, Plaintiff's objections were docketed. (ECF No. 16.) In an order dated December 9, 2016, the undersigned reviewed Plaintiff's objections and, finding them to lack merit, again directed Plaintiff to pay the filing fee in full within twenty-one days of the Court's order. (ECF No. 17.) The twenty-one day deadline passed and Plaintiff did not pay the filing fee, nor did he seek an extension of time in which to do so.
Plaintiff's action may not proceed absent the submission of the filing fee. 28 U.S.C. § 1914. Based on Plaintiff's failure to comply with the Court's order, dismissal of this action is appropriate.
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED THAT: