The American Samoa power authority:

(1) may make contracts, as authorized in this chapter;

(2) may adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws;

(3) may purchase or lease and hold personal property it considers necessary or convenient in the transaction of its business, and may dispose of personal property held by it;

(4) has the power in the name of the ASG to purchase, lease, or sell real estate, and to accept title to that real estate in the name of the government, to accomplish the purposes of this chapter;

(5) shall make all arrangements for the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale or other disposition of electric energy generated by facilities of the authority or purchased by the authority within the territory of American Samoa;

(6) is delegated the Governor’s authority to develop and publish tariffs and schedules of rates, charges, and services and other rules for providing electric energy in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, 4.1001 A.S.C.A., et seq.; these rates and charges carry into effect, as near as may be, the standards prescribed for ratemaking in PL 95-617, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, effective 9 Nov 78, 16 USC 2611 et seq.;

(7) may contract for the procurement of supplies, equipment, materials, personal services other than by employees, and construction with any public or private entity upon such terms and conditions as it finds necessary to the full and convenient exercise of its purposes and powers, subject to all applicable laws and rules; the authority shall receive and account for its inventory of materials, supplies and equipment; and

(8) may do other things needful and necessary to the full and convenient exercise of the above powers, including but not limited to the construction of facilities on property owned by the government.

History: Rule 12.81 (Ex. Ord. 4-1981), eff 20 Aug 81. § 4.