Stakeholder consultation on exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)
This stakeholder consultation runs for eight weeks from 21.12.2012 to 15.02.2013 and covers three exemption requests:
Exemption request 17a "Lead in glass of electronic components and fluorescent tubes, or in electronic ceramic parts (including dielectric ceramic capacitors) used in industrial monitoring & control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)", exemption to expire in 2024
Exemption request 18a "Lead used in compliant pin connector systems for use in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”, exemption to expire in 2024
Exemption request 20a "Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for back-lighting liquid crystal displays not exceeding 5 mg per lamp used in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”
The three requests were part of a previous project. A stakeholder consultation is necessary to allow review of changes to wording and new information, before revaluation of the requests.
The guidance document contains information on
- the objective of the consultation,
- how to submit your contribution,
- contact details.
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.
The consultation is targeted at the following groups:
- EEE industry
- EEE industry federations
- Research institutions & universities
- 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.
Should there be any mistakes or uncertainties we apologise for the inconvenience and kindly ask you to provide us with a short indication.