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Stakeholder consultation held as part of a “Study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2 (Pack 15)“

This stakeholder consultation is to be held for eight weeks from 05 December 2019 and until 30 January 2020.  The consultation period is prolonged for two weeks in order to compensate for any cooperation difficulties that might have arisen due to the holiday season and ends now on 13 February 2020.

The consultation is related to the Substance Assessment and the Substance Prioritisation parts of the study:

In relation to the Substance Assessment, seven substances are to be assessed in the course of the study with a view to the review and amendment of the RoHS Annex II list of restricted substances. The current consultation aims at collecting comments on three of the seven substances that have been assessed. The substances currently under consultation include:

  1. Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A);
  2. Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs); and
  3. Diantimony trioxide; and

In relation to the Substance Prioritisation, the pre-prioritisation of the inventory has been carried out. All substances that as a result of this stage are now in the highest priority are now being consulted on again, in order to collect more detailed information as to their applications, volumes of use and possible contribution to emissions during the use phase or during the waste phase. Following the review and summary of the additional information for these substances, where possible conclusions shall be drawn as to the internal ranking within this group of substances of highest priority. This should support future decisions as to which substances are most urgent for assessment under the context of the RoHS Directive. A page dedicated to the consultation on the prioritisation can be found here.

The consultation is still online and shall be held until 13 February 2020.

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

The sections Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A), Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs), and Diantimony trioxide contain further necessary information (e.g. assessment dossier). The Substance Prioritisation section contains necessary information for providing a contribution in this area as well as therevised RoHS substance inventory.

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").

Non-confidential information submitted during the consultation will be posted on this 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 is to be 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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