(a) The American Samoa Natural Resources Commission is established. The Commission is comprised of 5 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature, who elect a chairman from their membership.
(b) The Commission shall meet periodically, but not less frequently than once every 2 months. The Commission, in cooperation with existing governmental agencies, shall develop and submit to the Legislature on or before 1 January 1991, the following information:
(1) a list of endangered species within the Territory:
(2) a list of threatened species within the Territory;
(3) a list of species whose taking should be regulated and suggested seasons or limits;
(4) suggested programs for the conservation, protection, restoration, and propagation of endangered and threatened species within the Territory;
(5) suggested sources of funding, private and public, for implementing this chapter.History: 1982, PL 1749 § 2; and 1984, PL 18-50 § 1, amd 1985, PL I9-29§ 1; amd 1990 PL 21-39.
Amendments: 1984 Subsection (a): deletes “for a period not to exceed one year from 24 November 1982”. Subsection (b): changed “1983” to be “1985” in order to establish a permanent Commission.
1985 Subsection (b): changed “1985” to “1986”.