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Enforcement Statistics

Environmental Prosecution Statistics

 

Fines for the Year 2018 (HK$)
 
Ordinance Total Highest Lowest Average
APCO 764 500 46 500 1 000 6 950
NCO 1 117 500 30 000 1 500 8 402
WPCO 658 100 58 000 2 000 18 803
WDO 2 965 550 60 000 1 000 6 378
OLPO 0 0 0 0
EIAO 20 000 20 000 20 000 20 000
DASO 40 000 10 000 5 000 6 667
HCCO 5 000 5 000 5 000 5 000
PERO 11 900 4 000  900 2 380
PCPNR 9 000 3 000 3 000 3 000
Total 5 591 550  60 000 900 7 367
 
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  
  PCPNR -Public Cleansing and Prevention of Nuisances Regulation
2) The average fines are calculated by dividing the total fines by total no. of convictions

 

 

Number of Prosecutions

  Year
Ordinance 14 15 16 17 18
APCO 83 108 90 99 114
NCO 97 78 100 102 154
WPCO 22 53 29 49 43
WDO 136 171 531 482 485
OLPO 0 2 1 2 1
EIAO 1 2 2 1 1
DASO 72 2 2 4 12
HCCO 0 0 1 0 1
PERO 1 0 3 15 5
PCPNR * N/A N/A N/A N/A 3
Total 412 416 759 754 819

  * Environmental Protection Department was authorized to enforce the regulation from June 2018

 

 

 

Fines (HK$)

Year

 

  Year
Ordinance 14 15 16 17 18
APCO 641 500 925 500 693 500 628 700 764 500
NCO 1 314 000 982 000 1 356 000 1 275 000 1 117 500 
WPCO 245 000 453 500 305 500 672 500 658 100
WDO 1 039 500 1 542 400 4 226 900 3 065 250 2 965 550
OLPO 0 80 000 80 000 80 000 0
EIAO 20 000 15 000 36 000 20 000 20 000
DASO 0 15 000 0 206 000 40 000
HCCO 0 0 500 0 5 000
PERO 5 000 0 14 000 63 800 11 900
PCPNR * N/A N/A N/A N/A 9 000
Total 3 265 000 4 013 400 6 712 400 6 011 250 5 591 550

  * Environmental Protection Department was authorized to enforce the regulation from June 2018

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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