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Enforcement Statistics

Environmental Prosecution Statistics

 

Fines for the Year 2016 (HK$)
 
Ordinance Total Highest Lowest Average
APCO 693 500 29 400 1 500 8 562
NCO 1 356 000 100 000 2 000 15 953
WPCO 305 500 22 000 2 000 13 886
WDO 4 226 900 60 000  500 8 144
OLPO 80 000 80 000 80 000 80 000
EIAO 36 000 30 000 6 000 18 000
DASO 0 0 0 0
HCCO 500 500 500 500
PERO 14 000 5 000  4 500 4 667
Total 6 712 400  100 000 500 9 401
 
Notes :
1) APCO - Air Pollution Control Ordinance
  NCO - Noise Control Ordinance
  WPCO - Water Pollution Control Ordinance
  WDO - Waste Disposal Ordinance
  OLPO - Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance
  EIAO - Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance
  DASO - Dumping at Sea Ordinance
  HCCO - Hazardous Chemicals Control Ordinance
  PERO - Product Eco-Responsibility Ordinance
2) The average fines are calculated by dividing the total fines by total no. of convictions

 

 

Number of Prosecutions

  Year
Ordinance 12 13 14 15 16
APCO 98 123 83 108 90
NCO 109 131 97 78 100
WPCO 14 22 22 53 29
WDO 133 146 136 171 531
OLPO 5 1 0 2 1
EIAO 15 0 1 2 2
DASO 12 0 72 2 2
HCCO 2 0 0 0 1
PERO 1 1 1 0 3
Total 389 424 412 416 759

 

 

 

 

Fines (HK$)

Year

 

  Year
Ordinance 12 13 14 15 16
APCO 477 400 973 800 641 500 925 500 693 500
NCO 1 120 500 1 797 300 1 314 000 982 000 1 356 000
WPCO 127 000 236 000 245 000 453 500 305 500
WDO 762 700 1 071 400 1 039 500 1 542 400 4 226 900
OLPO 45 000 30 000 0 80 000 80 000
EIAO 34 500 0 20 000 15 000 36 000
DASO 75 000 0 0 15 000 0
HCCO 9 000 0 0 0 500
PERO 2 000 1 500 5 000 0 14 000
Total 2 653 100 4 110 000 3 265 000 4 013 400 6 712 400

 

Imprisonment Sentences

Ordinance Year No. of Cases Sentence Offence section
WPCO 1997 1 4 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months R.17B(1) and 17B(2) of WPC(G)R
         
    1 1 month imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.9(1)(b) and 11(1) of WPCO
         
  1999 1 1 month imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.9(1) and 11(1) of WPCO
         
    1 28 days imprisonment suspended for 24 months s.9(1) and 11(1) of WPCO
         
  2000 1 28 days imprisonment suspended for 24 months R.17B(2) of WPC(G)R
         
    1 7 days imprisonment suspended for 36 months s.9(1) and 11(1) of WPCO
         
WDO 2000 1 14 days imprisonment s.8(1)(a) and 8(5)(a) of WD(CW)(G)R
         
  2003 1 2 months imprisonment s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of the WDO &
s.159G of the Crimes Ordinance
         
  2004 2 2 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a)of WDO
         
  2005 1 2 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.20F(1)(b) and 20F(2) of WDO
         
  2006 3 2 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 6 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1
6 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months
s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    2 160 hours of community service s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    2 160 hours of community service s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    1 200 hours of community service s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 200 hours of community service s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
  2007 2 2 months imprisonment s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    3 2 months imprisonment
s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    1 2 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.20A(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    4 180 hours of community service s.20A(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 180 hours of community service s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 180 hours of community service
s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    1 160 hours of community service s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 160 hours of community service
s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    1 120 hours of community service s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 120 hours of community service s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
  2008 8 2 months imprisonment s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    5 2 months imprisonment s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    1 3 months imprisonment s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 3 months imprisonment s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    1 3 months imprisonment suspended for 15 months s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    1 3 months imprisonment suspended for 15 months s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    2 4 months imprisonment s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
    2 4 months imprisonment s.21(1) and 21(2) of WD(CW)(G) Reg.
         
    2 5 months imprisonment s.20B(1)(b) and 20E(1)(a) of WDO
         
  2014 1 1 month imprisonment suspended for 12 months and fine $25,000 s.16A(1) and 18(1) of WDO
         
  2016 1 21 days imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.16A(1) and 18(1) of WDO
         
    2 14 days imprisonment for each summons consecutively suspended for 12 months (1) s.9(1) and 9(4) of  WD(CW)(G)Reg.
(2) s.18(1)(a) and 18(3) of WD(CW)(G)Reg.
         
DASO 1999 1 28 days imprisonment suspended for 24 months s.8(1)(a) and 25(1)(a) of DASO
         
OLPO 2007 1 1 month imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.4 of OLPO
         
  2015 1 1 month imprisonment suspended for 12 months s.4 of OLPO

 

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