Assistance to the Commission on technological socio-economic and cost-benefit assessment related to exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment
Study to assess 3 RoHS exemption requests (Pack 8) : final report - Study
The scope of the project covers the evaluation of three requests for new exemptions. An overview of the exemption requests is given in Figure E. 1 in the Executive Summary. In the course of the project, a stakeholder consultation was conducted. In agreement with the European Commission, the consultation was performed along with that of three additional requests for new exemptions (known as Pack 7 – originally four requests; however one was withdrawn by the applicant). The stakeholder consultation was launched on 24 April 2015 and held for a period of 8 weeks, thus concluding on 19 June 2015.... The specific project website was used in order to keep stakeholders informed on the progress of work: http://rohs.exemptions.oeko.info. The consultation held during the project was carried out according to the principles and requirements of the European Commission. Stakeholders who had registered at the website were informed through e-mail notifications about new steps within the project. Information concerning the consultation was provided on the project website, including a general guidance document, the applicants’ documents for each of the exemption requests, results of earlier evaluations where relevant, a specific questionnaire and a link to the EU CIRCA website. All non-confidential stakeholder comments, submitted during the consultation, were made available on the RoHS Evaluation website and on the EU CIRCABC website (Communication and Information Resource Centre for Administrations, Businesses and Citizens).
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Environment (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): Deubzer, Otmar; Moch, Katja; Baron, Yifaat; Gensch, Carl-Otto
- Other authors: Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd,Oeko-Institut,Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) Themes: Environment policy and protection of the environment , Electronics, electrical engineering
- Subject: cost-benefit analysis , directive (EU) , EC conformity marking , electrical engineering , electronic waste , electronics industry , EU Member State , hazardous waste , market supervision , marketing standard , prospective technological studies , report , socioeconomic conditions , waste recycling