13.2106 Censuses of population and housing and other special censuses.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.2106]

(a) The Statistics Division shall be the agency responsible to plan, design and undertake the Decennial Censuses of Population and Housing in collaboration with the U.S. Bureau of the Census, or the federal agency charged with such responsibilities. In addition to the Decennial Censuses of Population and Housing,--the Statistics Division shall plan, design and undertake the mid-decade censuses of population and housing in American Samoa, on or about April 1st in the years ending with five (5), which is the exact mid-point of the Decennial Censuses. In such undertakings, the Statistics Division may ask and obtain technical and other-assistance from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C., or other agencies.

(b) The Statistics Division is empowered to plan, design and undertake other special censuses, including, but not limited to, Census of Agriculture, Census of Establishments, Industrial Census, Census of Manufacturing, Census of Wholesale and Retail Trade, in collaboration with the U.S. Bureau of the Census or other appropriate agencies. In all such undertakings, the Statistics Division is to seek the advice of the Statistical Advisory Council concerning the scope, approach, funding and other requirement of such special censuses.

History: 2004, PL 28-26.