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

The stakeholder consultation shall run for eight weeks from 14.03.2016 to 09.05.2016 and covers two exemption requests:

Request 2016-1 “Lead in bearings and bushes of professional-use non-road equipment engines that meet the following criteria:

  • 15 litre and larger total displacement professional use
  • Less than 15 litre engines for professional non-road equipment designed for use where the time between a signal to start and full load is required to be less than 10 seconds, for example in emergency, standby generators and peak shaving generators
  • Less than 15 litre engines for professional non-road equipment designed for operation in harsh and dirty environments such as construction sites, quarries, mines, etc. for example, in drills, air compressors, rock crushers, irrigation pumps and tub grinders"

Request 2016-2 “Lead in solders used to construct and connect to Peltier thermal cyclers used for in-vitro diagnostic analysers that use polymerase chain reaction."


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 2016-1 and Request 2016-2  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 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.

> Registered stakeholders in alphabetical order


Please take note of the specific privacy statement and of personal data protection.


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