(a) Vessels and aircraft entering American Samoa from foreign ports are prohibited from dumping garbage , trash and other refuse into the harbors and protected waters of the islands, and from putting such garbage ashore for disposition except under the following conditions:

(1) The presence of an agricultural quarantine inspector to supervise the loading and unloading of any and all garbage trash and other refuse containers, fumigation of commodities and certification of commodities to export shall be required.

(2) If adequately screened and protected incinerators are available ashore, garbage and trash from vessels entering from foreign ports may be landed for destruction by burning under the supervision of agricultural quarantine inspectors or other appropriate port authorities. Otherwise, garbage and trash shall be accumulated aboard the vessel in covered containers for the duration of the stay of the vessel, and subsequently dumped at sea upon resumption of the voyage.

(3) All garbage and trash from land-based aircraft entering American Samoa from a foreign area shall be placed in an insect-proof container while on board the plane, and, under the supervision of agricultural quarantine inspectors or other appropriate port authorities, be taken to an adequately screened and protected incinerator where it shall be destroyed by burning.

(4) There shall be a fee of $7.50 (per inspector) per hour assessed against each vessel and aircraft that shall enter American Samoa and do any of the acts mentioned in this regulation.

(b) Garbage containing animal and plant products:

(1) All garbage containing animal and plant products from vessels or aircraft must be held on board the vessel or aircraft while in port. In special circumstances and under the supervision of an agriculture quarantine inspector, the garbage may be placed inside an insect-proof container and a unloaded and incinerated or sterilized. The director of agriculture or his authorized representative may determine what are special circumstances. The costs of transporting incinerating and sterilizing the garbage, which shall be $7.50 (per inspector) per hour, will be charged to the vessel or aircraft.

(2) All galley garbage from vessels and aircraft can be considered as containing animal and plant products. This rule shall be strictly enforced on all vessels or aircraft arriving in American Samoa.

(3)“Garbage’’ means all waste material derived in whole or in part from fruits, vegetables, meats, or other plant or animal (including poultry) material, and other refuse of any character whatsoever that has been associated with any such material on board any means of conveyance, and including food scraps, table refuse galley refuse, food wrappers or packaging materials, and other waste material from stores, food preparation areas, passengers or crews’ quarters, dining rooms, or any other areas on vessels, aircraft, or other means of conveyance.

History: Ex. Ord. 1. eff Jan 55. Plant and Animal Quar. Regs.,. Part 4 § 1: Rule 2-78. eff 4 Apr 78. § 3(a); Rule 6-84. eff 1 May 84. (part).