(a) There is created the American Samoa parks system. The department shall inventory all properties belonging to the government and with the Governor’s approval determine which properties are included in the park system. The department keeps a list of all areas in the park system according to classification, with correct and accurate descriptions, and provides the Legislature with a current copy of the list.
(b) The department classifies, and may subsequently reclassify, each area within the park system in one of the following categories:
(1) “natural preserves” which are to remain unimproved;
(2) “conservation preserves” which may be improved for the purpose of making them accessible to the public in a manner consistent with the preservation of their natural features;
(3) “territorial parks” or “community parks” which may be improved for the purpose of providing public recreational facilities in a manner consistent with the preservations and enhancement of the natural features;
(4) “territorial recreation facilities” or ‘‘community recreation facilities’’ which may be improved for the purpose of providing public recreation facilities; and
(5) “historical and prehistoric objects and sites” which are administered in accordance with federal guidelines as set by the Department of the Interior.
(c) The territorial surveyor provides the department with maps of record, and any new maps which may be needed, for all property within the park system not later than one year after each request by the department.History: 1980, PL 16-55 § 2.