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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 fourth stakeholder consultation ran from 06.12.2010 to 14.02.2011 and covered two exemption requests:

Exemption request 3 "Cadmium as a pigment for use in vitreous enamel"

Exemption request 4 "Restriction of exemption 1 to non-liquid mercury"

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 Request 3 and Request 4 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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