Enforcement Statistics

Environmental Prosecution Statistics

Fines for the Year 2021 (HK$)

Ordinance Total Highest Lowest Average
APCO 248 060 24 000  400 5 278
NCO  303 800 20 000 1 500 6 076
WPCO 150 000 22 000 1 000 10 714
WDO 773 950 28 000  500 4 348
OLPO 0 0 0 0
EIAO 27 000 6 000 3 000 3 375
DASO 0 0 0 0
HCCO 0 0 0 0
PERO 23 800 4 000 800 2 380
PCPNR 925 900 15 000  0 2 338
Total 2 452 510 28 000 0 3 489

 

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 17 18 19 20 21
APCO 99 114 104 67 52
NCO 102 154 157 89 65
WPCO 49 43 31 20 14
WDO 482 485 325 184 189
OLPO 2 1 1 4 0
EIAO 1 1 8 3 8
DASO 4 12 3 0 0
HCCO 0 1 0 0 0
PERO 15 5 91 36 10
PCPNR * N/A 3 93 255 400
Total 754 819 813 658 738

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

 



See Data

 

Fines (HK$)

Year

 

  Year
Ordinance 17 18 19 20 21
APCO 628 700 764 500 621 200 337 000 248 060
NCO 1 275 000 1 117 500 1 435 200 664 700 303 800
WPCO 672 500 658 100 399 500 144 000 150 000
WDO 3 065 250 2 965 550 1 959 870 1 332 740 773 950
OLPO 80 000 0 20 000 80 000 0
EIAO 20 000 20 000 25 400 12 000 27 000
DASO 206 000 40 000 30 000 0 0
HCCO 0 5 000 0 0 0
PERO 63 800 11 900 86 450 56 600 23 800
PCPNR * N/A 9 000 245 800 678 000 925 900
Total 6 011 250 5 591 550 4 823 420 3 305 040 2 452 510

  * 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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