Tag Archives: RoHS2

Stakeholder Consultation on EU RoHS Exemption Applications Launched

On April 24, 2015, the Öko Institut, consultants to the European Union (EU), announced the launch of an online stakeholder consultation. The stakeholder consultation will run for eight weeks from April 24 to June 19, 2015.   The consultation covers three requests for renewal of exemptions listed in Annex III of the Directive: Exemption renewal request […]

IPC Cooperates with Other Industry Groups on RoHS2 Exemptions

IPC representatives are working closely with their American and European counterparts in the electronics, lighting, and manufacturing industries to pursue renewal of expiring RoHS exemptions. A cross-industry management board meets monthly to coordinate efforts on exemptions.  The groups are currently discussing renewals of exemptions for Hg (mercury) in lamps (Exemption 4f), Pb (lead) in metal […]

IPC Comments on RoHS2 Substance Revisions

Today, IPC submitted comments on the European Union (EU) Stakeholder Consultation, “Study for the review of the list of restricted substances under RoHS2 – Analysis of impact from a possible restriction of several new substances under RoHS2.” Within the comments, IPC highlighted its disagreement with the Umweltbundesamt (UBA) identification and ranking of Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) as […]

IPC Submits Comments to EU Commission on Draft RoHS Annex 2 Dossiers

Today, IPC submitted comments to the European Union (EU) Commission on the Draft RoHS Annex 2 Dossiers for HBCCD, DEHP, BBP and DBP. The European Union Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Environment is currently revising the list of substances restricted under the RoHS Directive. While the current review is limited to HBCDD (a flame retardant) […]

IPC Issues Third Set of Comments on List of Restricted Substances under RoHS2

On June 10, 2013, IPC submitted its third set of comments on the draft methodology for evaluating substances for restriction under Annex II of the RoHS2 Directive. IPC stressed the importance of evaluating both hazard and exposure characteristics of a substance and potential alternatives prior to restricting a substance. IPC has remained engaged in the […]

EU Commission Releases Second Draft of RoHS Methodology – IPC Raises Significant Concerns

On May 7, 2013, the Austrian Environmental Agency, consultants to the European Union (EU) Commission, released the Draft Manual: Methodology for Identification and Assessment of Substances for Inclusion in the List of Restricted Substances (Annex II) under the RoHS2 Directive (draft manual). IPC’s initial review of the draft manual raised significant concerns regarding how substances […]