The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) introduced new officers to its line of enforcement personnel in a ceremony held last week at the agency’s conference room. As the leading agency in enforcing environmental laws in the territory, the AS-EPA continues to recruit officers who are solely responsible for the enforcement of applicable federal regulations and American Samoa’s environmental laws specifically for safeguarding the environment.
Agency managerial and emerging leaders recently completed an in-depth leadership training course prepared and conducted by administrators from the American Samoa Community College. Find out more about the motivation and positive outcomes of this successful event here.
On December 22, 2017, the United States lodged an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, adding the Territory as a co-plaintiff. The amended complaint includes the Territory’s claim for violations of the American Samoa Environmental Quality Act and its implementing regulations, based on the same facts underlying the United States’ claim for relief. The amended complaint also alleges three new violations of the federal Clean Water Act by Starkist.
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) announces the successful completion of a hazardous waste removal action by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) in American Samoa this week.