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

Consultation on 11 RoHS exemption requests:
Exemption request 1 “Hexavalent chromium in alkali dispensers for in-situ production of photocathodes”
Exemption request 2 “Reuse of parts from medical devices including X-ray tube components in new X-ray tube assemblies”
Exemption request 3 “Lead in solders for Positron Emission Tomography detectors and data acquisition units installed in Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment”
Exemption request 4 “Lead in solders used in mobile medical equipment”
Exemption request 5 “Decorative ceramic lamp bases or other ceramic components of luminaires containing lead and/or cadmium in the glaze/colouring”
Exemption request 6 “Decorative lamp shades and bases (luminaires) containing lead in the solder used to join/coat the copper foil mounting strips for the glass/shell/other material used in tiffany (like stained glass windows), capiz shell and similar products”
Exemption request 7 “Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per burner):
1(a)(1) For long-life lamps <30W (specified with a lifetime of >15 khrs) 3.5 mg may be used after 31 December 2011.”
Exemption request 8 “Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes (Category 5)”
Exemption request 9 “Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps for luminous sign for advertising or decorative purposes (Category 5)”
Exemption request 10 "Lead in micro-channel plate for medical devices and monitoring and control instruments”
Exemption request 11 "Lead as an activator in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps when used as photophoresis lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb)"

Policy field(s):


Environment, Waste

Target group(s):


Interested stakeholders, list available on consultation page

Period of consultation


                                    From 26.06.2012 to 04.09.2012

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 and will lead to the repeal of Directive 2002/95/EC on 3 January 2013. Recently submitted requests for exemptions 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.

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

Number of responses received to this consultation



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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.

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