Regulating a Quarry to Reduce Environmental Impacts

American Samoa developed a corrective action plan to mitigate massive erosion and sedimentation runoff from a major quarry (Samoa Maritime). This runoff was threatening coastal habitat and water quality. The plan requires the quarry to stay within the existing footprint and be subjected to continuous site monitoring with regularly scheduled visits.

The corrective actions were developed through a partnership between the American Samoa Coastal Management Program and American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency. (2016)

Partners: American Samoa Coastal Management Program, American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency