American Samoa Watershed Management and Protection Program FY19 Annual Report

The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA), in collaboration with various environmental resource management organizations, work together each year to reduce the amount of nonpoint source pollution within the Territory through the Watershed Management and Protection Program. The program includes a monitoring strategy designed to track water quality and nonpoint source (NPS) management measures simultaneously to allow the Territory to evaluate the performance of the management measures, and to assess the success of the measures in achieving water quality objectives. This report describes monitoring strategies and provides available information on improvement in water quality, implementation milestones, and reductions in NPS pollutant loadings for FY19.

American Samoa Receives $300,000 from EPA for Revitalization of Contaminated Properties

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that American Samoa was selected to receive a $300,000 grant to assess and clean up contaminated properties under the agency’s Brownfields Program.

Nationwide, more than 151 communities have been selected to receive grants totaling more than $65.6 million in EPA Brownfields funding. These funds will help under-served and economically disadvantaged communities assess and clean up contaminated properties and return them to productive reuse.