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Joint Revaluation of Two Requests for Exemption, First Reviewed in 2013-2014, Related to Cadmium Quantum Dot Applications

This section includes a questionnaire for a new RoHS exemption request. Stakeholders are requested to base their submissions on this questionnaire including as much comprehensive information as possible.

In December 2012 the Commission received a request for the renewal of Annex III exemption 39, and in May 2013 a request for a new Annex III exemption.  The exemptions, both dealing with cadmium quantum dot applications, were both evaluated in the course of an evaluation performed in 2013-2014 (see here ). The final report was published in April 2014 (report available here ).

On the 20 May 2015, the European Parliament objected to the Commission Delegated act adopted on the basis of the mentioned report, claiming that the report need be updated (See communication here); Thus, re-evaluation of the two requests is being performed in the course of this project.

The exemption wording formulation requested by the two applicants and links to the original application documents appear below:

Exemption Request 2013-2 : "Cadmium in color converting II-VI LEDs (< 10 μg Cd per mm2 of light-emitting area) for use in solid state illumination or display systems" (Request for renewal of Exemption 39 of Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU)

Applicant's documents

Original exemption request

>> Additional information Provided with exemption Request: Annex 1 DocumentAnnex 3 DocumentAnnex 5 DocumentAnnex 6 DocumentAnnex 11 DocumentAnnex 12 Document aAnnex 12 Document b

Further information from applicant (answers to clarification questions)

For contributions made to the 2013 consultation please see here.

   

Exemption Request 2013-5: ”Cadmium in light control materials used for display devices“

Applicant's documents

> Original exemption request: Exemption DossierExemption Application Form(answers to clarification questions)

>> Additional Information Provided with Exemption Request: QDEF_Test_Results1; QDEF_Test_Results2;

>> Further information from applicant

For contributions made to the 2013 consultation please see here.

  

For the purpose of the new evaluation, the two applicants and one of the stakeholders involved in the past evaluation were requested to answer first clarification questions. The answers are linked below:

> Applicant of Exemption Request 2013-2

>> Response to Clarification Questions PDF

>> Cover Letter PDF

>> Additional document: Importance of Colour Displays PDF

>> Additional document: Supplemental Statement on Life Cycle Assessment PDF

>> Additional document: Television Benchmarking PDF

>> Additional document: Product List PDF

>> Additional document: Display Characterization SUmmary PDF

>> Additional document: Color IQ Advantage PDF

 

> Applicant of Exemption Request 2013-5

>> Response to Clarification Questions PDF

 

> Manufacturer of Substitution Candidate 

>> Response to Clarification Questions PDF

>> Covver Letter PDF 

>> Lette of Endorsemen from Dow Europe GmbH PDF

 

Results from previous evaluations

> Excerpt from Oeko-Institut report 2009 (PDF) 

> Excerpt from Oeko-Institut report 2014 (PDF) 

 

 

 Contributions to the consultation

> Contribution by European Environmental Bureau, submitted 07.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by Lighting Europe, submitted 09.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by NDF Special Light Products BV, submitted 03.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by Lumileds Germany GmbH, submitted 14.12.2015:

>> Answers to Consultation Questionnaire PDF

>> Comparative LCA PDF

> Contribution by ChemSec, the International Chemical Secretariat, submitted 21.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by Close Brothers Asset Management, submitted 21.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by Baillie Gifford & Co, submitted 22.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), submitted 21.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by Henderson Global Investors Ltd., submitted 16.12.2015, PDF

> Contribution by CREE Santa Barbara Technology Center, submitted 07.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by Department of Business Innovation & Skills, submitted 07.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by 3M Optical Systems Division, submitted 07.01.2016:

>> 3M DMSD's response to the stakeholder questions PDF

>> 3M LCA report PDF

>> University of Antwerp LCA report and annex 3 PDFPDF

>> Socioeconomic report- Edif ERA, PDF

> Contribution by QD Vision, submitted 07.01.2016:

>> QD Vision response to Nanoco submission, PDF, PDF

>> QD Vision Performance Benchmarking of Wide Color Gamut Displays, PDF

>> QD Vision Gamma Scientific Reports and Covernotes, PDF (Rar File)

> Contribution by InGaN Research Ltd., submitted 08.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by Nanoco Technologies Ltd., submitted 08.01.2016:

>> Cover letter, PDF

>> Response to the Consultation, PDF

>> Report on Cadmium emmissons from coal- fired power generation in Europe, PDF

> Contribution by Dow Europe GmbH, submitted 08.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by Lumileds Germany GmbH, submitted 08.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by Hisense, submitted 08.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by Nanosys, Inc., submitted 08.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by the American Lighting Association, submitted 08.01.2016, PDF

> Contribution by BASF, submitted 08.01.2016, PDF