EPD convictions in January


Thirty-nine convictions were recorded in January 2021 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department.

Five of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, three were under the Noise Control Ordinance, 18 were under the Public Cleansing and Prevention of Nuisances Regulation, one was under the Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance, nine were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance and three were under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance.

Separately, two companies and one Incorporated Owners were fined $15,000, which was the heaviest fine in January, for contravening the terms or conditions of a specified process licence, causing another person to import controlled waste without a permit and discharging waste/polluting matter into the water control zone.


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