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Stakeholder consultation on exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)


This stakeholder consultation ran for twelve weeks from 09.11.2012 to 01.02.2013 and coverd four exemption requests:

Exemption request 12 "Leaded solder utilized in stacked, area array electronics packaging within ionizing radiation detectors including CT and X-ray"

Exemption request 13 "Lead in platinized platinum electrodes for measurement instruments"

Exemption request 14 "Lead in solders for the ignition module and other electronic engine controls mounted directly on or close to the cylinder of hand-held engines (classes SH: 1, SH: 2, SH: 3 of 2002/88/EC)"

Exemption request 15 "Hand crafted luminous discharge tubes (HLDT) used for signs, decorative or general lighting and light-artwork"


Guidance document

The guidance document contains information on

  • the objective of the consultation,
  • how to submit your contribution,
  • contact details.

> Download guidance document on the stakeholder consultation (PDF)

The sections Request 12, Request 13, Request 14, Request 15, contain further necessary information (e.g. questionnaire and results of former evaluations).


Results of the consultation and next steps

Unconfidential information submitted during the consultation will be posted on the EU CIRCA website (Browse categories > European Commission > Environment > RoHS 2012 Exemptions Review, at top left, click on "Library"). Further exchange with stakeholders will be held after the consultation has ended for those issues where further need for information and / or need for (technical) discussion has been identified.


Target groups

The consultation is targeted at the following groups:

  • EEE industry
  • EEE industry federations
  • Consultancies
  • Research institutions & universities
  • NGOs
  • Public administrations

The following representatives from these groups have currently registered on the list. This list will be updated regularly depending on new registrations of interested stakeholders.

> Download list of interested stakeholders


Please take note of the specific privacy statement and of personal data protection.


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