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Consultation on the Renewal of 6 ELV exemption:
Exemption 8(e): "Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85% by weight or more lead)"
Exemption 8(f): "Lead in compliant pin connector systems"
Exemption 8(g): "Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages"
Exemption 8(h): "Lead in solder to attach heat spreaders to the heat sink in power semiconductor assemblies with a chip size of at least 1 cm 2 of projection area and a nominal current density of at least 1 A/mm 2 of silicon chip area"
Exemption 8(j): "Lead in solders for soldering in laminated glazing"
Exemption 10(d): "Lead in the dielectric ceramic materials of capacitors compensatingthe temperature-related deviations of sensors in ultrasonic sonar systems"

Policy field(s)


Environment, Waste

Target group(s)


Interested stakeholders, list available on consultation page

Period of consultation


                        From 09.09.2013  to 04.11.2013

Objective of the consultation



EU Directive 2000/53/EC on end-life-vehicles ("ELV" Directive hereafter referred to as "the Directive") bans the use of certain substances in vehicles. The Directive is updated according to scientific and technical progress. To date, Annex II to the Directive has been adapted six times (in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013).
According to Annex II, exemptions 8(e), 8(f), 8(g), 8(h), 8(j) and 10(d) need to be reviewed before 1 January 2015. 
The Commission needs clear technical and scientific evidence and an assessment to renew or revoke one or more of the exemptions under assessment in light of the Directive's, taking into consideration the expiry dates.

How to submit your contribution


Interested parties are invited to send their comments by e-mail, at latest on the 4th of November 2013, to or by post to:

Öko-Institut e.V.
Carl-Otto Gensch
P.O. Box 17 71
D - 79017 Freiburg

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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View the questionnaire


Reference Documents for each Exemption can be found under the respective exemption page under

Reference documents and other, related consultations


Individual Questionnaires for each Exemption can be found under the respective exemption page under

Contact details


responsible service

Öko-Institut e.V.
Carl-Otto Gensch




postal address

P.O. Box 17 71
D - 79017 Freiburg

Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks


 This is a targeted consultation

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Results of consultation and next steps


Non-confidential information submitted during the consultation will be posted on the EU CIRCABC 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 have been identified.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement