The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) begun 2016 by “kicking off” its Keep American Samoa Beautiful (KASB) program which has drawn public support from village and church groups, schools, businesses, families and individuals who are excited to clean-up and maintain the beauty of their adopted areas.
In collaboration with the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) has recently prioritized the Water and Wastewater Project Priority List (PPL) in accordance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA).
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) has prepared the American Samoa 2016 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. This report is intended to satisfy the listing requirements of Section 303 (d) and the reporting requirements of Section 305 (b) and 314 of the Clean Water Act. The report places waters in five (5) assessment categories.
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) has developed the AS-EPA Nearshore Marine Water Quality Monitoring Plan that addresses the need to monitor for nonpoint source pollution in American Samoa. A main group of pollutants that cause water quality impairments in American Samoa are pathogen indicators, specifically enterococcus in coastal recreation waters.