Appendix A : Environmental Protection Legislation

1. EXISTING POLLUTION CONTROL LEGISLATION FOR WHICH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT IS THE AUTHORITY

Cap 311  Air Pollution Control Ordinance

Regulations
- Furnaces, Ovens & Chimneys (Installation & Alteration)

- Dust and Grit Emission 

- Fuel Restriction

- Smoke

- Appeal Board

- Specified Processes

- Vehicle Design Standards (Emission)

- Motor Vehicle Fuel

- Open Burning

- Asbestos (Administration)

- Construction Dust

- Petrol Filling Stations (Vapour Recovery)

- Dry-cleaning Machines (Vapour Recovery)

- Emission Reduction Devices for Vehicles

- Volatile Organic Compounds


Technical Memorandum
- For Specifying Air Quality Objectives for Hong Kong

- For Issuing Air Pollution Abatement Notices to Control Air Pollution from Stationary Polluting Process

- For Allocation of Emission Allowances in Respect of Specified Licences


Code of Practice
- Asbestos Work Using Full Containment or Mini Containment Method

- Asbestos Work Using Glove Bag Method

- Preparation of Asbestos Investigation Report, Asbestos Management Plan and Asbestos Abatement Plan

- Safety Handling of Low Risk Asbestos Containing Material


Order
- Air Control Zones (Declaration)(Consolidation)

- Specified Processes (Specification of Required Particulars and Information)

- Specified Processes (Removal of Exemption)


Cap 354 Waste Disposal Ordinance

Regulations
- Livestock Waste

- Chemical Waste (General)

- Permits, Authorizations & Licences (Fees)

- Appeal Board

- Charges for Disposal of Chemical Waste

- Charges for Disposal of Waste

- Designated Waste Disposal Facility

- Refuse Transfer Station

- Charges for Disposal of Construction Waste

- Clinical Waste (General)

- Charges for Disposal of Clinical Waste


Code of Practice
- on the Handling, Transportation and Disposal of Asbestos Waste

- on the Handling, Transportation and Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Wastes

- Livestock Waste Management

- Chemical Waste Management - on the Packaging, Labelling and Storage of Chemical Waste

- Clinical Waste Handling and Disposal - Clinical Waste Disposal Control at Landfills


Cap 358 Water Pollution Control Ordinance

Regulations
- Appeal Board

- General

- Sewerage


Technical Memorandum
- Standards for Effluents Discharged into Drainage and Sewerage Systems, Inland and Coastal Waters


Order
- Water Control Zones

- Water Control Zones (Appointed Days)


Statement
- Water Quality Objectives


Cap 400 Noise Control Ordinance

Regulations
- General

- Appeal Board

- Air Compressors

- Hand held Percussive Breakers

- Motor Vehicles

- Construction Work


Technical Memorandum
- For the Assessment of Noise from Places Other Than Domestic Premises, Public Places or Construction Sites

- On Noise From Construction Work Other Than Percussive Piling

- On Noise from Construction Work in Designated Areas

- On Noise from Percussive Piling


Cap 403  Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance

Regulations
- Fees

- Controlled Refrigerants

- Products Containing Scheduled Substances (Import Banning)


Cap 466 Dumping at Sea Ordinance

Regulations
- Fees

Order
- Exemption


Cap 499  Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance

Regulations
- Environmental Impact Assessment (Appeal Board)

- Environmental Impact Assessment (Fees)


Technical Memorandum
- On Environmental Impact Assessment Process



Cap 595 Hazardous Chemicals Control Ordinance

Regulations
- General

- Fees


Cap 603 Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance

Regulation
- Plastic Shopping Bags


Cap 611  Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penalty) Ordinance

Regulation
- Fixed Penalty




2. LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO POLLUTION CONTROL FOR WHICH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT IS NOT THE AUTHORITY

Cap 53  Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Secretary for Development)

Cap 59  Factories & Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (Commissioner for Labour)

Cap 60  Import & Export Ordinance (Commissioner of Customs & Excise)

Cap 102  Waterworks Ordinance (Water Authority)

Cap 121  Buildings Ordinance (Application to the New Territories) Ordinance 
(Director of Lands) 

Cap 123  Buildings Ordinance (Director of Buildings)

Regulations
- Demolition Works

- Refuse Storage & Material Recovery Chambers & Refuse Chutes

- Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works & Latrines

- Oil Storage Installations


Cap 131 Town Planning Ordinance (Town Planning Board)

Cap 132 Public Health & Municipal Services Ordinance (Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene) 

Regulations
- Offensive Trades

- Ventilation of Scheduled Premises


Cap 139  Public Health (Animals & Birds) Ordinance (Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation) (Director of Health)

Regulations
- Poultry (Slaughtering for Export)


Cap 170  Wild Animals Protection Ordinance (Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and  Conservation)

Cap 171  Fisheries Protection Ordinance (Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation)

Cap 208  Country Parks Ordinance (Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation)

Cap 209  Hong Kong Industrial Estates Corporation Ordinance (Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation)

Cap 228  Summary Offences Ordinance (Commissioner of Police)

Cap 295  Dangerous Goods Ordinance (Commissioner of Mines) (Commissioner of Police) (Director of Fire Services) (Director of Marine) 

Regulations
- General


Cap 303 Radiation Ordinance (Commissioner for Labour) (Radiation Board) (Director of Health) (Director General of Trade and Industry)

Regulations
- Control of Radioactive Substances
(Commissioner for Labour is the authority in relation to an affected industrial undertaking)
(Director of Health is the authority in relation to an affected undertaking, or in relation to any person not engaged in an undertaking)

- Control of Irradiating Apparatus


Cap 312 Civil Aviation (Aircraft Noise) Ordinance (Director of Civil Aviation)

Cap 353 Marine Fish Culture Ordinance (Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation)

Cap 374 Road Traffic Ordinance (Commissioner for Transport) 

Regulations
- Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles


Cap 413  Merchant Shipping (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Ordinance (Director of Marine)


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