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Stakeholder consultation on adaptation to scientific and technical progress under Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment for the purpose of a possible amendment of the Annex.

This third stakeholder consultation ran from 20.09.2010 until 15.11.2010 and covered the three existing RoHS exemptions:

Exemption 30 “Cadmium alloys as electrical/mechanical solder joints to electrical conductors located directly on the voice coil in transducers used in high-powered loudspeakers with sound pressure levels of 100 dB (A) and more.”

Exemption 31 “Lead in soldering materials in mercury free flat fluorescent lamps (which e.g. are used for liquid crystal displays, design or industrial lighting).”

Exemption 32 “Lead oxide in seal frit used for making window assemblies for Argon and Krypton laser tubes.”

The consultation is closed.


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 30, Exemption 31 and Exemption 32 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. 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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