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EU - Stakeholder Consultation on Eight Exemption Requests From the Substance Restrictions in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS Directive)

​The European Commission has appointed the Oeko-Institut and Ramboll Deutschland GmbH to technically assist in reviewing the requests for exemptions from the substance restriction of EU RoHS Directive.

The scope of the current consultation concerns eight renewal exemption requests as shown below.

  1. Annex III, Exemption 5(b) for "Lead in glass of fluorescent tubes not exceeding 0,2% by weight
  2. Annex III, Exemption 18(b) for "Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1% lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as sun tanning lamps containing phosphors such as BSP"
  3. Annex III, Exemption 18(b)-I for "Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1% lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps containing phosphors such as BSP when used in medical phototherapy equipment"
  4. Annex IV, Exemption 34 for "Lead as an activator in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps when used for extracorporeal photopheresis lamps containing BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb) phosphors"
  5. Annex III, Exemption 24 for "Lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors"
  6. Annex III, Exemption 29 for "Lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Annex I (Catergories 1, 2, 3 and 4) of Council Directive 69/493/EEC (EU Law relating to crystal glass)"
  7. Annex III, Exemption 32 for "Lead oxide in seal frit used for making window assembles for Argon and Krypton laser tubes"
  8. Annex III, Exemption 34 for "Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements"

The stakeholder consultation shall run for ten weeks from March 30, 2021 to June 8, 2021.


Source Link: RoHS Evaluations

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