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Stakeholder consultation on three exemption requests from the substance re-strictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)

The stakeholder consultation shall run for  six weeks from 26.09.2017 to 07.11.2017 and covers three exemption requests:

Request 2017-1 “Lead in solder used to make electrical connections to vacuum boards used in Mass Spectrometers. Boards designed to be used periodically under low pressure. 5 years”

Request 2017-2 “Use of lead in welds for soldering of certain printed circuit board assemblies in gas detectors."

Annex III, 1(g) “Mercury in single – capped (compact) fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes < 30 W with a lifetime equal or above 20 000 h: 3,5 mg. 5 years (Max)”


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 2017-1, Request 2017-2 and Annex III, 1(g) 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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