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May 01 2017

Public Notice – May 1, 2017

FAAALIGA

May 1, 2017 

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce has received the following Land Use Permit Applications from the following individual for Land Use Permit.

O le faaaliga lenei e faalauiloa ai talosaga mo pemita ua faauluina mai i le Matagaluega o Fefa’ataua’iga.

17-4712-L      Afa Tufele                       Se’etaga          N/C, utilities (Faleo’o)

17-4713-L      Galu Satele                     Vailoatai          Repair

17-4714-L      So’ofaatasi Maanaima   Pago Pago      Extension to existing

17-4715-L      Reuben Ma’ae                Taputimu         Repair & Utilities

17-4716-L      Aloma Aumau Langford  Pago Pago    N/C, utilities & walls/fences

Any person interested in or affected by a proposed project or projects is invited to review the project files and/or provide comments, by contacting the PNRS Section, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during ASG working hours. Public comments will be considered and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. May 3, 2017.

Date Posted: May 1, 2017 

Date Expired: May 3, 2017

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/public-notice-may-1-2017/

May 01 2017

May First & Third Friday’s

EXPERIENCE BUSINESS AT FIRST FRIDAY’S


Have nothing to do on a Friday night? Come and check out First and Third Friday’s at the Fagatogo Marketplace. The live entertainment by Harborlight AOG Aoa Youth (05/05) and Nu’uuli Methodist Youth (05/19) starts at 6:30 pm, but you can always come earlier and treat yourself to the best Samoan food on island as recognized and awarded by South Seas Broadcasting in their “2015 Best of American Samoa survey” or browse and buy a handicraft gift for a friend.

You can make it a family event or socialize with friends! Don’t forget to indulge in live music, handicrafts, farm fresh agriculture, and cultural cuisine. And as always, we encourage you to support local businesses first.

WHEN: May 05 & 19

WHAT TIME: 6pm to 9pm

WHERE: Fagatogo Marketplace

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Download the flyer here: May FF Flyer.PNG


The First and Third Friday events are sponsored by the Department of Commerce Planning Division in support by the Community Services Block Grant.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/may-first-third-fridays-2/

Apr 25 2017

PNRS Board Meeting – May 3, 2017

DEPARTMENT of COMMERCE

Project Notification & Review System

Legal Notice

                                                                                                                                               

May 3, 2017

PNRS BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce/American Samoa Coastal Management Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals.

  1. AOG  c/o  Suli Fai’ilagi                                                                                                 17-4532-L

Proposal for construction of a new church building with utilities,                                    Lauli’i

leveling and clearing

 

  1. Kelly Choo                                                                                                                     17-4554-L

Proposal for construction of a new residential structure with utilities                              Ili’ili

and filling

 

  1.  La’u M. Lino                                                                                                                   17-4644-L

Proposal for construction of a new residential structure with utilities                               Utulei

and retaining wall

 

  1.  AS Shipyard Authority Services  c/o  Moefa’auo Bill Emmsley                                17-4447-L

Proposal for new construction with utilities                                                                      Satala

 

  1. Fono c/o Gaoteote Palaie                                                                                               17-4666-L

Proposal for demolition and new construction with utilities, ffilling                                   Fagatogo

and clearing

 

  1.  Eleitino Tuiasosopo                                                                                                       17-4679-L

Proposal for billboard sign                                                                                                Malae’imi

 

  1. DOE  c/o  Faleosina Voigt                                                                                               17-4667-L

         Proposal for new construction with utilities                                                                        Tafuna

 

  1. ASPA  c/o  Sam Tubui                                                                                                     17-4668-L

FCC & waste water lift station project                                                                                Islandwide

Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting Aokusotino Mao at 633-5155, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at DOC Conference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei.

O lo’o iai i le Ofisa o Fa’afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa’atagaina ai le Fa’aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa’asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si’osi’omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia Aokusotino Mao i le 633-5155. E mafai fo’i ona e auai i le fono a le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Me 3, 2017, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/pnrs-board-meeting-may-3-2017/

Apr 06 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index March 2017

The Basic Food Index (BFI) for March 2017 is registered at 99.4 points, an increase of 0.2% from the February index of 99.2 points. To download the full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-march-2017/

Apr 03 2017

Cleanest High School Challenge

CLEANEST HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE


Did you know that all schools are part of the Coastal Zone?

While there are academic competitions and sports which respectively highlight the importance of education and health inside the classroom and on the football fields, basketball, and volleyball courts, local high schools have been engaged in a different competition which highlights environmental health through the value and pride that comes with having a clean school environment—from inside the classroom and other school facilities, to outside the surrounding campus grounds.

The Department of Commerce hosted a competition for high schools to show their school pride in keeping their campus grounds and facilities debris free and clean! Check out the winners from last year’s competition.

Cleanest Outside Environment

Public School: Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private School: South Pacific Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleanest Classrooms

Public School: Tafuna High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private School: Pacific Horizon School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleanest Restrooms:

Public School: Fagaitua High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private School: Manumalo Baptist Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleanest Cafeteria:

Public School: Tafuna High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private School: South Pacific Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleanest Gymnasium

Public School: Tafuna High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private School: South Pacific Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All category winners will be provided equipment and supplies to assist them with maintaining the cleanliness of the category areas. Equipment and supplies include outdoor and indoor trash bins, trash bags, rakes, mop sets, and other landscaping and cleaning supplies.

ASCMP plans to continue this effort in the future and encourages high schools to take pride in a clean campus and continue to keep their campuses clean, inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/cleanest-high-school-challenge/

Jan 23 2017

PRESS RELEASE: American Samoa 2015 HIES

The 2015 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is the fifth survey of the American Samoa Expenditure Series since the first one in 1982. The HIES collected information on demographic, social and economic characteristics of the resident population, as well as expenditures and family spending patterns drawn from a 20 percent systematic sample of households in American Samoa. The main objectives of the survey are:

  • To provide new expenditure weights and a “market basket of goods and services,” for the revision of the American Samoa Consumer Price Index.
  • To supplement personal consumption expenditure in compilation of National Accounts and Gross Domestic Products.
  • To obtain selective eating habits and nutritional intakes of residents.
  • The tabulation report presents summaries of key findings as well as detailed tables of subject matter crosstabulations useful for planning and policy decisions.

The survey was funded with a technical assistance grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). OIA funded simultaneous grants to American Samoa, CNMI, and the Virgin Islands for the 2015 HIES surveys as they did for the 1995 and 2005 rounds.

Many individuals and organizations provided assistance for the successful completion of the HIES. I extend my deepest appreciation to the Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs for funding this project. And to Dr. Michael J. Levin for data processing utilizing the CSPro software; Mr. Brian Hannon, a Wasington DC based Price Statistics Consultant who worked on the Consumer Price Index Revision, and all those involved in the field enumeration and processing of the HIES survey. I want to pay special tribute to former Chief Statistician Mr. Etuale Tuileta for leading this work and the Department of Commerce staff for their unwavering support.

Fa’afetai fa’apitoa mo aiga uma o Amerika Samoa na filifilia mo lenei galuega. O lo outou sao ua mafai ai ona tu’ufa’atasi ni fa’amaumauga taua mo le fuafuaina o atina’e ma le tamaoaiga, aua se manuia o Amerika Samoa ma ona tagata.

Signed,

Director Keniseli F. Lafaele


DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE HERE: American Samoa 2015 HIES.(PDF)

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-as2015hies/

Jan 09 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 2016 4th Quarter Consumer Price Index Update

The Department of Commerce Statistics Division has released the updated Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports for 4th Quarter 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-2016-4th-quarter-consumer-price-index-update/

Dec 14 2016

PNRS Board Meeting – December 21, 2016

DEPARTMENT of COMMERCE

Project Notification & Review System

Legal Notice

                                                                                                                                               

December 21, 2016

PNRS BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce/American Samoa Coastal Management Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals.

           

      1.               Sa Jr. Iosia                                                                                                          16-4494-LVB

                        Proposal for two story extension to commercial structure                           Nu’uuli

 

      2.              Matavao Ioane                                                                                                   16-4498-LVB

                        Proposal to convert residential to commercial Laundromat                      Taputimu

Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting Aokusotino Mao at 633-5155, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at DOC Conference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei.

O lo’o iai i le Ofisa o Fa’afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa’atagaina ai le Fa’aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa’asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si’osi’omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia Aokusotino Mao i le 633-5155. E mafai fo’i ona e auai i le fono a le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Tesema 21, 2016, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/pnrs-board-meeting-december-21-2016/

Oct 25 2016

PNRS Board Meeting – November 02, 2016

DEPARTMENT of COMMERCE

Project Notification & Review System

Legal Notice

                                                                                                                                               

November 02, 2016

PNRS BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce/American Samoa Coastal Management Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals.

  1. Hedy Dadfar                                                                                                   16-4433-LVB

 Proposal for a new extension to existing commercial structure              Tafuna

  1.    Faamasani Jr. Tuitasi                                                                                 16-4420-LVB

 Proposal for extension, repair and convert to commercial use                 Malaeloa

  1.   Maneafaiga Faoa                                                                                         16-4309-LVB

Proposal for new commercial structure with utilities                                   Leone

  1.  Apelu Jr. Milo                                                                                                 16- 4411-LVB

Proposal to convert existing structure to commercial use                         Tafuna

 

  1.    DOH c/o   Ben Sili                                                                                       16-4424-L

Proposal for a Billboard Sign                                                                              Nu’uuli

  1. ASNOC c/o Victor Langkilde & Kenneth Tupua                                     16-4430-L

Proposal for new construction with utilities.                                                   Tafuna

Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting Aokusotino Mao at 633-5155, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 01, 2016. Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at DOC Conference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei.

O lo’o iai i le Ofisa o Fa’afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa’atagaina ai le Fa’aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa’asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si’osi’omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia Aokusotino Mao i le 633-5155. E mafai fo’i ona e auai i le fono a le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Novema 02, 2016, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/pnrs-board-meeting-november-02-2016/

Oct 07 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index September 2016

The Basic Food Index (BFI) for September 2016 dropped by 1.1%. To download full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.

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The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-september-2016/

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