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Stakeholder consultation on a renewal exemption request and one new exemption request from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive):

The stakeholder consultation shall run for seven weeks from 31.10.2018 to 19.12.2018 and covers two exemptions requests:

Annex IV, Ex. 42 "Mercury in electric rotating connectors used in intravascu-lar ultrasound imaging systems capable of high operating frequency (> 50 MHz) modes of operation."

Request 2018-2 "Lead and hexavalent chromium compounds in electric and electronic iniciators of explosives for civil (professional) use."

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 Annex IV, Ex. 42 and Request 2018-2, contain further necessary information (e.g. original request applications, questionnaire, 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.

> Download list of interested stakeholders (PDF)


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