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Locations: Europe - EU - European Union
 
2020-02-13
Description:

We would like to inform you about the end of the stakeholder consultation being held as part of the “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 for both sections – the "Substance Assessment" (on three substances) and the "Substance Prioritisation closed yesterday 13 February 2020.

Following substances have been under consultation:

  1. Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A)
  2. Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCPs)
  3. Diantimony trioxide

All non-confidential contributions will be uploaded on the website in the next few days.

Non-confidential information of the consultation will be also posted on the EU CIRCA website (Browse categories > European Commission > Environment > RoHS Evaluations, at top left, click on "Library").

Application: Components, Electronic
EN 50581 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

EN 50581 - Guiding Standard for Compliance with RoHS2 Requirements for Technical Documentation

Notes:

The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) was given a mandate in October 2011 by the European Commission to develop a standard manufacturers may use for RoHS2 technical documentation. This project resulted in the (to be harmonized) standard EN 50581:2012 “Technical documentation for the evaluation of electrical and electronic products with respect to restriction of hazardous substances”.

§ Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2) replaced Directive 2002/95/EC
(RoHS1) and became EU Law on 21 July 2011
– Member State RoHS2 Regulations took effect from 2 January 2013
§ Continues to apply existing RoHS1 substance restrictions to
electrical and electronic equipment in Category 1 – 7 and 10 (© Copyright 2015 CW Research Ltd)

§ Category 8: Medical Devices: 22 July 2014
– In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices: 22 July 2016
– Active Implantable Medical Devices: Exempt until next review
§ Category 9: Monitoring & Control Instruments: 22 July 2014
– Industrial Monitoring & Control Instruments: 22 July 2017
§ New Category 11: “All Electrical and electronic equipment not
covered by any other category”: 22 July 2019 (© Copyright 2015 CW Research Ltd)

Start Year / Status
Application: Equipment, Electronic
EN 50581 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

EN 50581 - Guiding Standard for Compliance with RoHS2 Requirements for Technical Documentation

Notes:

The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) was given a mandate in October 2011 by the European Commission to develop a standard manufacturers may use for RoHS2 technical documentation. This project resulted in the (to be harmonized) standard EN 50581:2012 “Technical documentation for the evaluation of electrical and electronic products with respect to restriction of hazardous substances”.

§ Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2) replaced Directive 2002/95/EC
(RoHS1) and became EU Law on 21 July 2011
– Member State RoHS2 Regulations took effect from 2 January 2013
§ Continues to apply existing RoHS1 substance restrictions to
electrical and electronic equipment in Category 1 – 7 and 10 (© Copyright 2015 CW Research Ltd)

§ Category 8: Medical Devices: 22 July 2014
– In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices: 22 July 2016
– Active Implantable Medical Devices: Exempt until next review
§ Category 9: Monitoring & Control Instruments: 22 July 2014
– Industrial Monitoring & Control Instruments: 22 July 2017
§ New Category 11: “All Electrical and electronic equipment not
covered by any other category”: 22 July 2019 (© Copyright 2015 CW Research Ltd)

Start Year / Status
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