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This Chapter formulates the land and soil conservation policy of the Government and empowers all village councils to issue Land Use Ordinances. Such Ordinances: (1) prescribe soil conservation practices that must be followed when growing specified agricultural crops on any land in the village or for specified lands in the village regardless of the crop grown; (2) limit, to the extent reasonably necessary to carry out the policy of this Chapter, the agricultural use that may be made of specified lands in the village; (3) provide for coordinated soil conservation programs on lands owned by different persons, and prescribe joint or community obligations with respect thereto; (4) provide penalties for violating, and methods for enforcing, the Ordinances. A Land Use Ordinance shall become effective when approved by the Secretary of Samoan Affairs and may be abrogated by the Governor at any time if he or she finds that it is being improperly administered.

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