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

This stakeholder consultation ran for ten weeks from 31.10.2014 to 09.01.2015 and covered two exemption requests:

Exemption request 2014-1  “Cadmium Anodes in Hersch cells for high-sensitivity oxygen sensors.”

Exemption request 2014-2  “Lead in solders used to make electrical connections to temperature measurement sensors designed to be used periodically at temperature below -150C.”


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 2014-1 and Request 2014-2 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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