by Brigitta Vincze
On July 1, 2011 the EU Commission published EU Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (also referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances recast; RoHS 2). This Directive repeals the former RoHS Directive, 2002/95/EC. The intent of this Directive is to protect human health and the environment by restricting the materials used in the production of electrical equipment.
A consortium led by Oeko-Institute has been assigned by DG Environment of the European Commission to provide technical and scientific support. This study helps the review of the list of restricted substances and assess new exemptions request under RoHS 2.
During the new RoHS project (Pack 15) for the evaluation of applications for exceptions, 7 substances will be assessed as a part of a study called “Study for the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) – Pack 15”. The consultation will be run for eight weeks from April 20, 2018 until June 15, 2018. The study includes two main parts: Part 1 is relevant for exemption assessment and Part 2 is a methodology guideline for exemption evaluation. The final report is due at the end of June 2019.
The seven substances that will be assessed are the following:
- Diantimony trioxide
- Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A)
- Indium phosphide
- Medium Chain Chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs)
- Beryllium and its compounds
- Nickel sulphate and nickel sulfamate
- Cobalt dichloride and cobalt sulphate
Additional information can be found on Oeko Institute’s website. The contact e-mail address for this project is email@example.com
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Oeko Institute, Study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2: RoHS Pack 15, February 2018. [PDF]