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    Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress of the RoHS 2 Annexes III and IV
    "Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress under Directive 2011 /6 5/EU " – Evaluation of new requests for exemptions and/or review of existing exemptions

    Commissioned by: DG Environment 
    Authors: Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM 
    Description: The Commission frequently receives requests from industry for applications to be exempted from the requirements of Directive 2011 /6 5/EU . These requests need to be evaluated in order to assess whether they fulfill the requirements mentioned at Article 5 (1) (a ) of the Directive. 
    The Commission launched 5 stakeholder consultations covering 41 exemption requests since the publication of RoHS 2 in 2011; more information on the RoHS consultations page. 
    Links to all published scientific reports, including those for the RoHS 1 amendments 2009–2011, can be found on the consultants' project entry page. 
    Older RoHS 1 studies
    "Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress under Directive 2002/95/EC" - Review of existing exemptions and evaluation of new requests for exemptions

    Commissioned by: DG Environment 
    Author: Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM 
    Start Date: 30 October 2007
    End Date: 30 October 2008 
    Description: This Study was launched by the Commission to look at the 29 applications of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium which are currently listed by the Annex to the RoHS Directive and are exempted from the Directive’s substance restrictions. According to the Directive, the Commission shall carry out a review of each exemption listed in the Annex at least every four years or four years after an item is added to the list. Furthermore, the Study looked at 5 new requests for exemption. The Commission regularly receives from industry additional requests for applications to be exempted from the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC. These requests need to be evaluated in order to assess whether they fulfil the requirements mentioned at Article 5 (1) (b) of the Directive. 
    Link to : 
    Final report

    "Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress under Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) - Evaluation of Exemptions"

    Commissioned by: DG Environment 
    Author: Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM 
    Date: 22 October 2007 
    Extract: The Commission regularly receives from industry additional requests for applications to be exempted from the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC. These requests need to be evaluated in order to assess whether they fulfil the requirements mentioned at Article 5 (1) (b) of the Directive. This study by Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM looks at 34 requests for exemption. It provides a clear assessment of whether the requests for exemptions are justified in line with the requirements listed in Article 5 (1) (b) and a subsequent recommendation on whether or not to grant the exemption – including a precise wording. 
    Links to: 
    Final report, October 2007; 
    Annex I: Monthly Reports 1-9 (zip ~940KB) 
    Annex II: Stakeholder documents requests no. 22 set 6, no. 23 set 6 and no. 4 set 7 (zip ~700KB) 
    Annex III: Testing of Macron optocouplers for RoHS compliance and test results (zip ~3,5MB)

    "Adaptation to scientific and technical progress under Directive 2002/95/EC"

    Commissioned by: DG Environment 
    Date: July 2006 
    Author: Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM 
    Extract: The Commission regularly receives from industry additional requests for applications to be exempted from the requirements of Directive 2002/95/EC. These requests need to be evaluated in order to assess whether they fulfil the requirements mentioned at Article 5 (1) (b) of the Directive. This study by Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM looks at 88 requests for exemption. It provides a clear assessment of whether the requests for exemptions are justified in line with the requirements listed in Article 5 (1) (b) and a subsequent recommendation on whether or not to grant the exemption – including a precise wording. 
    Links to: 
    Interim Report (zip~375K), October 2005. 
    Final report, July 2006 (pdf~880K) - Annexes 1 (zip~1Mb), 2 (pdf~36K) and 3 (pdf~358K)

    "Technical adaptation under Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) - Investigation of exemptions"

    Commissioned by: DG Environment 
    Author: ERA Technology 
    Date: December 2004 
    Extract: This Study is a technical review of three of the applications listed in Item 10 of the Annex to the RoHS Directive and also looks at eight new exemptions proposed the industry. The requested exemptions have been investigated and the technical reasons of the requests are explained. For this purpose, ERA has carried out in-depth investigations which included extensive consultation with leading researchers working in the relevant as well as consulting the scientific and patent literature