Are Chemicals Included in Jet Contrails Over Hong Kong

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Health should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Allyson van de Pol

Dear Department of Health,

Can you please advise if chemicals are used in aeroplane contrails (apart from jet fuel) over the skies of Hong Kong? If so, please advise which chemicals are used and why.

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,

        Your application dated 22.6.2021 was received.

2.        Please note that the requested information is not under
Department of Health's purview.  

3.        If we can be of any assistance in the provision of other
information in the future, please contact Ms Sophy KWOK, Executive Officer
(Personnel) 3.  Thank you.

Regards,

(Ms Sophy KWOK)
for Director of Health

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Allyson van de Pol

Dear Department of Health,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health's handling of my FOI request 'Are Chemicals Included in Jet Contrails Over Hong Kong'.

I asked that this question be sent to the relevant dept, also I asked why the dept of health do not know if there's pollution from aeroplane contrails.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://accessinfo.hk/en/request/are_che...

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
5.7.2021.

Your application is now under processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of
the Code on Access to Information, we will inform you of the latest
progress of the case on or before 23.7.2021.

If you have any enquiries, please contact me at 3107 2570.  Thank you.

Regards,
Miss Denise WONG
for Director of Health

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Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,
Further to our email dated 14.7.2021, I write to inform you that a longer
processing time is required for your request as we are conducting internal
review.  We shall reply to you on or before 24.8.2021 in accordance with
paragraph 1.18 of the Code on Access to Information .

If you have any enquiries, please contact me at 3107 2593.  Thank you.

Regards,
Ms Sophy KWOK
for Director of Health

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Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,
               
Code on Access to Information (“the Code”)
Request for Review
                        I refer to your email dated 5.7.2021 requesting an
internal review on the handling of your request under the Code for
information on chemicals used in aeroplane contrails.  Following our
interim replies on 14.7.2021 and 23.7.2021, I am authorised to give you a
reply.

2.                        We have conducted an internal review of the
case.  The requested information is not in the possession of the
Department of Health.  We have also consulted other relevant government
departments, including the Civil Aviation Department, Environmental
Protection Department, Hong Kong Observatory, which advised that the
requested information was not held by them.  In addition, the Hong Kong
Airport Authority (“HKAA”) advised that HKAA did not hold the requested
information and you might ask for such information directly from airlines.

3.                        If you are not satisfied with the above
decision, you may complain to The Ombudsman, whose address is -

Office of The Ombudsman, Hong Kong
30/F, China Merchants Tower,
Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong

Complaint Hotline :        2629 0555
Fax :                                 2882 8149

4.        For enquiry, please contact me at 3107 2590.

Yours sincerely,

(Ms Estella CHEUNG)
for Director of Health

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