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EU Launches Consultation on Three RoHS Exemption Requests

The European Union has launched a stakeholder consultation on three new exemption requests. The online stakeholder consultation started on September 26, 2017 and will run for six weeks until November 7, 2017. It covers a request for the renewal of an existing exemption and two requests for new exemptions from the RoHS Directive: • Request […]

EU Commission Launches Stakeholder Consultation on RoHS Exemptions

Today, on September 19, 2017, the European Union (EU) Commission launched a four-week stakeholder consultation on DRAFT Delegated Directives for exemptions: • 6(a) Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes and in galvanized steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight • 6(b) Lead as an alloying element in aluminum containing up […]

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 […]

EU Conflict Minerals Proposal Delayed

A September 15 article on Euractiv.com highlights a delay of the EU Commission proposal on conflict minerals legislation. According to the article, the accompanying impact assessment will not be finished before the end of the year, delaying the proposal of a regulation until February or March. At IPC’s October conference on conflict minerals in Brussels, […]

RoHS Stakeholder Meeting Highlights Continuing Controversy

Last week in Brussels, Belgium, IPC attended the EU Commission’s third and final stakeholder meeting on the revision of the hazardous substance list under the EU RoHS Directive. The meeting was quite contentious with participants having significant comments and disagreement on the proposed methodology for reviewing substances, the draft list of chemicals prioritized for assessment […]

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 […]