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

Consultation on 2 RoHS exemption requests:
Exemption request 2014-1 “Cadmium Anodes in Hersch cells for high-sensitivity oxygen sensors”;
Exemption request 2014-2 “Lead in solders used to make electrical connections to temperature measurement sensors designed to be used periodically at temperature below -150C”

Policy field(s):


Environment, Waste

Target group(s):


Interested stakeholders, list available on consultation page

Period of consultation


                                    From 31.10.2014 to 09.01.2015

Objective of the consultation



The RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) (RoHS 1) has been recasted and has now become Directive 2011/65/EU that entered into force on 21 July 2011, repealing Directive 2002/95/EC on 3 January 2013. Two recently submitted requests for exemption from the substance restrictions of Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria for exemptions in Art. 5 (1) (a) RoHS 2.

How to submit your contribution


Interested parties are invited to send their comments by e-mail, at latest on the 09th of January 2015, to or by post to:

Oeko-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.

View the consultation document


See consultation page (2014 Cons. 3)

View the questionnaire


See questionnaire available under and

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details


responsible service

Oeko-Institut e.V.




postal address

P.O. Box 17 71
D - 79017 Freiburg

View the contributions


In the interest 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


Non-confidential information submitted during the consultation are 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