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

This stakeholder consultation ran for eight weeks from 21.12.2012 to 15.02.2013 and covered three exemption requests:

Exemption request 17a "Lead in glass of electronic components and fluorescent tubes, or in electronic ceramic parts (including dielectric ceramic capacitors) used in industrial monitoring & control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)", exemption to expire in 2024

Exemption request 18a "Lead used in compliant pin connector systems for use in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”, exemption to expire in 2024

Exemption request 20a "Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for back-lighting liquid crystal displays not exceeding 5 mg per lamp used in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”


The three requests were part of a previous project. A stakeholder consultation is necessary to allow review of changes to wording and new information, before revaluation of the requests.  

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 17a, Request 18a and Request 20a 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 2012 Exemptions Review, 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.

> Download list of interested stakeholders

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

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