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Previous exemptions studies

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"Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress under Directive 2002/95/EC" - Review of existing exemptions and evaluation of new requests for exemptions

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM
  • Start Date: 30 October 2007
    End Date: 30 October 2008
  • Description: This Study was launched by the Commission to look at the 29 applications of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium which are currently listed by the Annex to the RoHS Directive and are exempted from the Directive’s substance restrictions. According to the Directive, the Commission shall carry out a review of each exemption listed in the Annex at least every four years or four years after an item is added to the list. Furthermore, the Study looked at 5 new requests for exemption. The Commission regularly receives from industry additional requests for applications to be exempted from the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC. These requests need to be evaluated in order to assess whether they fulfil the requirements mentioned at Article 5 (1) (b) of the Directive.
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"Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress under Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) - Evaluation of Exemptions"

"Adaptation to scientific and technical progress under Directive 2002/95/EC"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Date: July 2006
  • Author: Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM
  • Extract: The Commission regularly receives from industry additional requests for applications to be exempted from the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC. These requests need to be evaluated in order to assess whether they fulfil the requirements mentioned at Article 5 (1) (b) of the Directive. This study by Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM looks at 88 requests for exemption. It provides a clear assessment of whether the requests for exemptions are justified in line with the requirements listed in Article 5 (1) (b) and a subsequent recommendation on whether or not to grant the exemption – including a precise wording.
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"Technical adaptation under Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) - Investigation of exemptions"

  • Commissioned by: DG Environment
  • Author: ERA Technology
  • Date: December 2004
  • Extract: This Study is a technical review of three of the applications listed in Item 10 of the Annex to the RoHS Directive and also looks at eight new exemptions proposed the industry. The requested exemptions have been investigated and the technical reasons of the requests are explained. For this purpose, ERA has carried out in-depth investigations which included extensive consultation with leading researchers working in the relevant as well as consulting the scientific and patent literature.
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