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

Consultation on 3 RoHS exemption requests:

  • Exemption request 17a “Lead in glass of electronic components and fluorescent tubes, or in electronic ceramic parts (including dielectric ceramic capacitors) used in industrial monitoring & control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”, exemption to expire in 2024
  • Exemption request 18a “Lead used in compliant pin connector systems for use in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”, exemption to expire in 2024
  • Exemption request 20a “Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for back-lighting liquid crystal displays not exceeding 5 mg per lamp used in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”

The three requests were part of a previous project. A stakeholder consultation is necessary to allow review of changes to wording and new information, before revaluation of the requests.

Policy field(s):


Environment, Waste

Target group(s):


Interested stakeholders, list available on consultation page

Period of consultation


                                    From 21.12.2012 to 15.02.2013

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

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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.

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