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Enforcement Statistics

Environmental Prosecution Statistics

 

Fines for the Year 2017 (HK$)
 
Ordinance Total Highest Lowest Average
APCO 628 700 42 300 1 000 6 549
NCO 1 275 000 90 000 2 000 13 421
WPCO 672 500 90 000 1 500 16 402
WDO 3 065 250 60 000 1 200 6 693
OLPO 80 000 60 000 20 000 40 000
EIAO 20 000 20 000 20 000 20 000
DASO 206 000 100 000 6 000 68 667
HCCO 0 0 0 0
PERO 63 800 10 000 2 000 4 557
Total 6 011 250  100 000 1 000 8 490
 
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 13 14 15 16 17
APCO 123 83 108 90 99
NCO 131 97 78 100 102
WPCO 22 22 53 29 49
WDO 146 136 171 531 482
OLPO 1 0 2 1 2
EIAO 0 1 2 2 1
DASO 0 72 2 2 4
HCCO 0 0 0 1 0
PERO 1 1 0 3 15
Total 424 412 416 759 754

 

 

 

 

Fines (HK$)

Year

 

  Year
Ordinance 13 14 15 16 17
APCO 973 800 641 500 925 500 693 500 628 700
NCO 1 797 300 1 314 000 982 000 1 356 000 1 275 000
WPCO 236 000 245 000 453 500 305 500 672 500
WDO 1 071 400 1 039 500 1 542 400 4 226 900 3 065 250
OLPO 30 000 0 80 000 80 000 80 000
EIAO 0 20 000 15 000 36 000 20 000
DASO 0 0 15 000 0 206 000
HCCO 0 0 0 500 0
PERO 1 500 5 000 0 14 000 63 800
Total 4 110 000 3 265 000 4 013 400 6 712 400 6 011 250

 

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.
         
  2017 2 2 weeks imprisonment for each summons and be executed concurrently (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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