EU – EU RoHS Methodology Identifying and Selecting Substances

A stakeholder consultation was launched on October 26, 2018 for RoHS project (Pack 15). This project includes the review and update of the RoHS substance selection methodology and the substance inventory.  It also includes the review of one new exemption request. For this stakeholder consultation, the consultant is requesting feedback on a draft substance selection methodology and substance usage data to compile a substance inventory.

A “Manual (draft) methodology to identify and assess substances for possible restriction under the RoHS Directive” has been posted for feedback. The core content of the methodology includes three parts:

  • Part I) IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCES
  • Part II) PRE-ASSESSMENT OF SUBSTANCES, and
  • Part III) DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF SUBSTANCES

The substance inventory part of the consultation is asking stakeholders to provide information on EEE applications and quality used of specific substances that the consultants have specified. A spreadsheet listing the substances of interest and instructions on submitting usage information is provided on the project website.