Satala Operations Building Replacement Environmental Assessment
The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) has applied, through the American Samoa Government’s Territorial Office of Fiscal Reform to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency for funds to restore the function of ASPA’s Satala operations building. This facility was destroyed as a result of the earthquake, tsunami, and flooding which occurred on September 29, 2009, and was declared presidential disaster FEMA-1859-DR-AS. FEMA is proposing to provide financial assistance to restore the function of the Satala operations building through its Public Assistance program. This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code (USC) 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.