Chapter 06 - Quarantine of Pets and Agricultural Products and Animals

Chapter 06 - Quarantine of Pets and Agricultural Products and Animals

24.0601 Quarantine rules.


The Director of Agriculture is authorized to promulgate necessary rules concerning the quar-antine of agricultural products, livestock, poultry, or domestic pets entering American Samoa, for the purpose of preventing entry of injurious insects or diseases. Any rules promulgated pursuant to this section must conform to the Administrative Procedure Act, 4.1001 et seq.

24.0602 Inspections.


The Director of Agriculture or his representative is authorized to conduct inspections and examinations, as necessary, of all persons, vessels and aircraft entering American Samoa from any port outside American Samoa.

24.0603 Destruction of plants, pets and agricultural products and animals.


Notwithstanding 24.0604, any agricultural products, livestock or poultry, or plants or domestic pets brought into American Samoa in violation of the rules of the Director of Agriculture may be confiscated and destroyed by the Director of Agriculture or his authorized representative.

24.0604 Violation-Penalty.


A person, firm or corporation violating a rule adopted by the Director of Agriculture pursuant to 2.0201 is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.