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The 9th Adaptation to scientific and technical progress of Exemptions 8(e), 8(f)(b), 8(g), 8(j) and 14 of Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV)


This stakeholder consultation runs:

  • for four weeks from 29.05.2018 to 26.06.2018 and covers the renewal of one exemption:

Exemption 8(j): “Lead in solders for soldering of laminated glazing”

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  • for eight weeks from 29.05.2018 to 24.07.2018 and covers the renewal of four exemptions:

Exemption 8(e): "Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead)"

Exemption 8(f)(b): "Lead in compliant pin connector systems other than the mating area of vehicle harness connectors"

Exemption 8(g): “Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages"

Exemption 14: “As an anti-corrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators in motor caravans up to 0,75 weight — % in the cooling solution except where the use of other cooling technologies is practicable (i.e. available on the market for the application in motor caravans) and does not lead to negative environmental, health and/or consumer safety impacts”

Guidance document

The guidance document contains information on

  • the objective of the consultation,
  • how to submit your contribution,
  • contact details.

> Download guidance document on the stakeholder consultation (PDF)


The sections Exemption 8(e), Exemption 8(f)(b), Exemption 8(g), Exemption 8(j) and Exemption 14 contain further necessary information (e.g. questionnaire and results of former evaluations).


Results of the consultation and next steps

Unconfidential information submitted during the consultation will be posted on the EU CIRCABC website (Browse categories > European Commission > Environment > ELV Exemptions Evaluation, at top left, click on "Library"). Further exchange with stakeholders will be held after the consultation has ended for those issues where further need for information and / or need for (technical) discussion has been identified.

Target groups

The consultation is targeted at the following groups:

  • Automotive industry
  • Automotive industry federations and associations
  • Consultancies
  • Research institutions & universities
  • NGOs
  • Public administrations

Please take note of the specific privacy statement  and of personal data protection.

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