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Consultation on Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress of exemption 8(i) of Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV)

Policy field(s)

Environment, Waste, ELV

Target group(s)

Interested stakeholders, list available on consultation page

Period of consultation

                        From 14.07.2011 to 09.09.2011

Objective of the consultation

Following the requirements of Article 4(2)(a) of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, Member States of the European Union have to ensure that materials and components of vehicles put on the market since 1 July 2003 do not contain lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and cadmium. A limited number of applications exempted from the provision of this article are listed in Annex II to the Directive as well as the scope and the expiry date of the exemption and the labelling requirement according to Article 4(2)(b)(iv)  (if applicable).
Some entries of Annex II include a mandatory review date. This is inter alia the case for exemption 8(i) which needs to be reviewed before 1 January 2012 since the expiry date for this exemption has been set to 1 January 2013 making a timely review necessary.
Against this background the Commission has contracted Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM for the review of exemption 8(i).

How to submit your contribution

Interested parties are invited to send their comments by e-mail, the latest on 9 September 2011, to or by post to:

Fraunhofer IZM
Otmar Deubzer
Environmental Engineering
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
D - 13355 Berlin

View the consultation document

View the questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

responsible service

Öko-Institut e.V.


postal address

P.O. Box 17 71
D - 79017 Freiburg

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of 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.

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