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Availability for Public Comment: Environmental Assessment Pipeline and Contaminated Soil Removal Former Aua Fuel Farm FUDS, Aua Village

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
Published May 17, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District is seeking public input on the Environmental Assessment for removal of fuel pipeline and petroleum-contaminated soil at the former Aua Fuel Farm in Aua Village, American Samoa.

The former Aua Fuel Farm site encompasses 44 acres in Aua Village on the northeast side of Pago Pago Harbor on Tutuila Island, American Samoa.  The former Aua Fuel Farm consisted of 12 aboveground storage tanks, 13 pump houses, and approximately 7,500 feet of 12-inch-diameter pipeline.  While most of the tank remnants and associated contaminated soil have been removed, buried sections of the fuel pipeline network have been discovered during work activities since 2020.  The purpose of the proposed action is to remove remaining fuel pipeline components and associated petroleum-contaminated soil and to treat petroleum-impacted soil and construction dewatering fluids.

To ensure maximum community involvement in the restoration decision-making process, USACE will publish an Environmental Assessment for the proposed project.  The Public is encouraged to review and comment on the assessment. 

The Environmental Assessment is available at the offices of the American Samoa EPA (Utulei, Eastern District 96799, American Samoa) for public review and comment from May 17 through June 17, 2024.

A digital copy can be downloaded at the project website located at https://www.poh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FUDS/Aua-Fuel-Farm/

Oral and written comments received during the 30-day comment period will be recorded and answered in the Responsiveness Summary of the Environmental Assessment.

Comments can be submitted by postal mail or E-mail:

E-mail: HonoluluDistrictFUDSInfo@usace.army.mil

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
230 Otake St., Fort Shafter, Hawaii 96858-544

USACE is responsible for the cleanup of properties eligible under the Formerly Used Defense Sites Program under the direction of the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense. Together in consultation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in partnership with state agencies USACE is making progress at the Former Aua Fuel Farm and is committed to the environmental restoration of lands due to past Department of Defense activities.

Contact Information

Regulatory Office
Building 252
Fort Shafter, HI  96858-5440
(808) 835-4303

FUDS Office
Building 230
Fort Shafter, Hawaii 96858-544
(808) 835-4084

Guam Field Office
Apra Harbor Naval Complex
PSC 455 Box 188
FPO, AP 96540-1088  Guam
(671) 339-2108 

Civil and Public Works Branch

Civil and Public Works Branch

Bldg. 230 Fort Shafter, HI 96858