Upcoming Consultation Exercises

 

Consultation on Proposed Revision of En-route Navigation Charges and Helicopter Movement Fees
Tentative Consultation Period: December 2018 to January 2019
Bureau / Department:

Civil Aviation Department

Brief Description : To propose revision of En-route Navigation Charges and Helicopter Movement Fees such that the fee levels are conducive to achieving full-cost recovery.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * :
  1. Aircraft operators whose aircraft do not land in Hong Kong but passing through the airspace under the control of the Civil Aviation Department;
  2. Heliport operators who are paying Helicopter Movement Fees to the Civil Aviation Department.

Ref No.: 10167

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

 

 

 

Holistic Review of Waterworks Ordinance
Tentative Consultation Period: October 2018 to December 2018
Bureau / Department:

Water Supplies Department

Brief Description : Consultation is required for legislative review and amendments of Waterworks Ordinance (Cap. 102) on subjects including enhancing regulatory control of the plumbing materials and the design, construction, inspection and approval of internal plumbing systems, and defining clearly the roles and responsibilities of the persons undertaking the works.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : Developers, professional bodies, contractors, plumbing materials suppliers, construction material testing laboratories, property management offices, authorized persons, licensed plumbers, construction workers and general public

Ref No.: 10165

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

  

 

Supply of Recycled Water in Hong Kong
Tentative Consultation Period: 2nd half of 2018 (Tentative)
Bureau / Department:

Water Supplies Department

Brief Description : In order to ensure water security and sustainable development in Hong Kong in the face of climate change, the Water Supplies Department (WSD) is exploring new water resources that are not susceptible to climate changes. The WSD plans to supply recycled water in full scale and is formulating the proposal on the supply, charge and use of recycled water in Hong Kong including legislative amendments under Waterworks Ordinance (Cap. 102) and Waterworks Regulations (Cap. 102A). This consultation is aimed at inviting public views on the proposal.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : General public

Ref No.: 10164

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

  

 

Amendment to Harmful Substances in Food Regulation (Cap. 132AF)
Tentative Consultation Period: 2nd half of 2018 (Tentative)
Bureau / Department: Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description : To better protect health, enhance regulatory control and keep the local regulation abreast of the international standards, it is necessary to review and strengthen the regulatory control of harmful substances, including mycotoxins in food. It is therefore proposed to amend the current Harmful Substances in Food Regulation, Cap 132AF. A public consultation exercise on this issue will be conducted.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : Food importer, manufacturers, retailers and food service providers.

Ref No.: 10140

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

  

 

Introduction of a Mandatory Pre-market Safety Assessment Scheme for Genetically Modified (GM) Food
Tentative Consultation Period: To be confirmed (Pending FHB consideration and advice on draft consultation document)
Bureau / Department: Food and Health Bureau / Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description : The Administration considers regulating GM food by introducing a mandatory pre-market safety assessment scheme (PMSAS) in Hong Kong. Under the proposed scheme, a GM food developer who intends to place a GM food on the local market would be required to submit an application for approval. Food importers are required to ensure that their products contain only approved GM food.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : Biotechnology companies that develop GM food, food importers
The B/Ds concerned would like to seek specific views from SMEs on the proposed regulatory requirement/administrative measures and procedures: Food importers are prohibited to import and sell GM food or its products that are not approved.

Ref No.: 10142

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

 

Last revision date: October 2018
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