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Over the last 100 years, the annual number of hot nights in Hong Kong has increased 35 times, according to a report by global law firm Clyde & Co
The appeal turned on the true meaning of "cause" (or causing) in s.77(2) of the APCO.
The Air Pollution Control (Marine Light Diesel) Regulation was gazetted on 17 January 2014. Subject to the approval of the Legislative Council, the Regulation will take effect on 1 April 2014.
In our legal update titled, "Air Pollution Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013: Ban on the Use, Supply, Import and Transhipment of Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Material" dated 3 October 2013, we advised that the said Bill was published in the Gazette on 27 September 2013 and would be introduced into the Legislative Council in October 2013.
In our legal update titled, "Bill Seeks to Enhance Regulatory Regime Governing the Disposal of Construction Waste on Private Land" dated 15 July 2013, we advised that the Waste Disposal Bill 2013 was introduced into the Legislative Council for scrutiny on 26 June 2013.
On 7 January 2014 the Financial Services and
Treasury Bureau of the Hong Kong Government
(FSTB), in conjunction with the Hong Kong
Monetary Authority (HKMA), Securities and
Futures Commission (SFC) and the Insurance
Authority (IA), issued a first stage consultation
regarding the introduction of a resolution regime for
financial institutions in Hong Kong (the
Air pollution control, diesel commercial vehicles, air quality
The above Bill was published in the Gazette on 27 September 2013 and will be introduced into the Legislative Council on 23 October 2013.
Legal principles which apply when challenges are made to the approval of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report and the issuance of an Environmental Permit by the Director of Environmental Protection in the Director’s capacity as both the applicant and grantor of approval.
The Air Pollution Control Ordinance 2013 was passed by the Legislative Council on 10 July 2013 and will come into operation on 1 January 2014.
Hong Kong has recently enacted the Bunker Oil Pollution (Liability and Compensation) Ordinance. Under this Ordinance, shipowners will be held liable for the damage arising from contamination caused by the discharge or escape of bunker oil from ships or in respect of a threat of such damage.