A Guide to the Water Pollution Control Ordinance

Powers of the Authority
If it is considered necessary due to the potential adverse effects of the discharge on public health, the health and safety of operation and maintenance staff, the drainage and sewerage system or the receiving waters, DEP has the power to:
(a) refuse to grant, vary or renew a licence;
(b) cancel an existing licence;
(c) vary the terms and conditions in an existing licence; or
(d) add new terms and conditions to an existing licence.
28. DEP has the power to require a person convicted of an offence under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance to restore the waters damaged by the offending discharge. If the convicted person fails to do so, DEP may undertake the restoration and recover the costs from the convicted person.
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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018