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Assistance on technological, socio-economic and cost-benefit assessment related to various topics in the context of the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)

New RoHS projects for the evaluation of applications for granting, renewing or revoking exemptions, to be included in or deleted from Annexes III and IV of the new RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2), and for the evaluation of other topics.  

A few projects are at present running in parallel, including:

 

Exemptions

Currently two“packs” of exemption requests are being reviewed under a framework contract for "Assistance to the Commission on technological, socio-economic and cost-benefit assessment related to exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)":

  • For Pack 13, assignment of project tasks started 30 June 2017 and will run over a period of 9 months, thus ending 30 March 2018. The project has been contracted within a framework contract lead by Oeko-Institut, who is also leading the project, assisted by Fraunhofer IZM in the evaluation. An interim report shall be delivered to the European Commission before the end of the third month of the contract and can be expected towards the end of September 2017. The final report is due at the end of the the eight month in February 2018. Pack 13 covers a request for exemption renewal and two request for new exemptions. The  stakeholder consultation is planned towards mid- September. For details, please study Project Description - Pack 13 and Technical Specifications -  Pack 13.  
  • The Pack 14 project started 4 September 2017 and will run over a period of 8 months, thus ending 3 May 2018. It covers in total eight exemption requests: three requests for the renewal of existing exemptions and five requests for new exemption. The project has been contracted within a framework contract lead by Oeko-Institut, who is also leading the project, assisted by Fraunhofer IZM in the evaluation. An interim report shall be delivered to the European Commission before the end of the third month of the contract and can be expected towards December 2017. The final report is due at the end of the the eight month in May 2018. The  stakeholder consultation is planned towards mid-October. For details, please study Project Description - Pack 14 and Technical Specifications -  Pack 14

 

The projects are lead by Carl-Otto Gensch from Oeko-Institut; at Fraunhofer IZM the contact person is Otmar Deubzer. The primary contact address for stakeholders is the project-specific e-mail account rohs.exemptions(at)oeko.de. Stakeholders can register on this website in order to be regularly informed about project progress (cf. Registration).