Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
This Part prescribes policies, procedures and responsibilities governing the receipt of personal property and services; and accountability, record keeping, management and survey of personal property in the Department of the Interior. The provisions of this Part apply to all personal property acquired by all bureaus and offices.
Accountable Property Capitalization and Accountability Records Accounting for Capitalized Property Capitalization Threshold General Ledger Account Property Accountability Records Accountable Officers Transfer of Accountability Relief of Custody Responsibility Records Property clearance Use of Gov't.-owned Property Restricted to Official Purposes and the Use of Non-Gov't.-owned Property Exhibit I - Formula for the Determination of Lease Capitalization
General Ledger Control Account Stores Records Periodic Reconciliation Designation of Employees Authorized to Withdraw Property or Stores from a Storehouse Documentation of Issues Records and Control of Tax-free Alcohol Annual Review and Report of Tax-free Alcohol
Scope of Subpart Relief from Accountability Types of Survey Authority Standing Board of Survey Local Survey Officer Traveling Survey Officer Special Boards of Survey Report of Survey Forms Distribution Additional Distribution Conducting a Survey action Notification of a Board of Survey/Survey Officer Survey Signature Limitations Continuing Property in Service Witnessing Destruction or Reduction to Scrap Destruction and Disposal of Hazardous Materials Reviewing Authority for Reports of Survey Reports of Survey Authority to Overturn Findings and Determinations Removal of Surveyed Property from Accountability Records Property Irregularities Property Irregularities Defined Reporting Theft, Unauthorized Use, or Vandalism to Law Enforcement Authorities Investigation Requirement Responsibilities Employee Liability, Notification, and Appeal Determination of Liability Employee Notification and Participation Financial Liability and Disciplinary Actions Determining the Amount of Financial Liability Depreciation Formula for Lost, Damaged or Stolen Property Employee Notification of Findings and Determinations Employee Appeal of Survey Findings and Determinations Transmittal of the Official File Debt Collection Billing the Employee Unserviceable Property Scope of Part Relief from Accountability Certificate of Unserviceability Signature Forms Conducting an Unserviceable Property Action Determination of Unserviceability Continuing Property in Service Witnessing Destruction or Reduction to Scrap Destruction and Disposal of Hazardous Materials Reviewing Authority for Certificate of Unserviceable Property Authority to Overturn Findings and Determinations Removal of Unserviceable Property from Accountability Records