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

The stakeholder consultation shall run for eight weeks from 24.04.2015 to 19.06.2015 and covers six exemption requests:

Exemption renewal request 9b“Lead in bearing shells and bushes for refrigerant-containing compressors, with a stated electrical power input of only 9 kW or lower for the HVACR industry" with requested expiry date three years after the publication of the amended RoHS Annex

Exemption renewal request 13a “Lead in white glasses used for optical applications”

Exemption renewal request 13b “Cadmium and Lead in filter glasses and glasses used for reflectance standards”

Exemption request 2015-1 “Lead in thin film electronic sensor elements such as pyroelectric sensors or piezoelectric sensors”

Exemption request 2015-2 “Lead in high voltage cables and cable assemblies for a rated voltage higher than 250kV DC, containing up to 4% lead by weight” (for industrial monitoring and control instruments, Annex IV)

Exemption request 2015-3 “Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1% lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as phototherapy lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb) (Annex IV)


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 Exemption 9b, Exemption 13a, Exemptions 13b, Request 2015-1, Request 2015-2 and Request 2015-3,  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 Evaluations, 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


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