EU consultation of RoHS exemptions
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Stakeholder consultation on exemptions from the substance restrictions in the RoHS Directive.
The European Commission is currently undertaking a consultation exercise relating to three exemptions associated with the RoHS Directive, which is enforced by the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) in the UK. The exemption requests are:
- 17a “lead in glass of electronic components and fluorescent tubes, or in electronic ceramic parts (including dielectric ceramic capacitors) used in industrial monitoring & control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”, exemption to expire in 2024
- 18a “lead used in compliant pin connector systems for use in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”, exemption to expire in 2024
- 20a “mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for back-lighting liquid crystal displays not exceeding 5 mg per lamp used in industrial monitoring and control instruments (only sub-category 9 industrial)”
The three requests were part of a previous project. A stakeholder consultation is necessary to allow review of changes to wording and new information, before revaluation of the requests.
There is also a questionnaire about the consultation, which stakeholders are invited to contribute to.