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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 […]

IPC and SEMI Submit Comments on Draft Methodology for Evaluating Substances under the RoHS Directive

On April 15, IPC and SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) jointly submitted detailed comments to the European Commission on their proposed methodology for evaluating substances under the RoHS Directive. IPC and SEMI’s comments provide an alternative approach to evaluating substances based on risk, rather than solely on hazard. Within the comments, IPC and SEMI […]