RoHS exemption requests - Project overview (cadmium and lead)
Project Overview

Project Overview

Study to assess two RoHS new exemption requests: #1 for cadmium in video cameras designed for use in environments exposed to ionising radiation; #2 for lead and cadmium in PVC profiles of electric windows and doors

Within the regulatory framework of the European Union, the Directorate General Environment of the European Commission launches projects related to technical assistance for the assessment of applications for granting, renewing or revoking exemptions, to be included in or deleted from Annexes III and IV of RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2).

The Commission launched this contract for the evaluation of two applications for granting an exemption to be included in either Annex III or Annex IV of the RoHS2 Directive. The aim of the project is to provide technical assistance to the European Commission for the evaluation of requests for two new exemptions according to the criteria stipulated in Article 5(1) (a). Additionally, the consultation with stakeholders on the review of Annex III and IV shall be carried out according to Article 5(7) of the Directive and – where applicable – the suggestions for a final wording for the exemption shall be provided.

The current exemption requests projects are conducted by BiPRO GmbH on behalf of the European Commission, the contact person is Ms Marie Dollhofer. The primary contact address for stakeholders is the project-specific e-mail address Also, interested stakeholders can register on this website in order to be regularly informed about new exemption consultations and ongoing project progresses.

Several exemption consultations have been conducted since 2008, and are still ongoing, information on all previously conducted consultations are available here.

This dedicated website ensures that stakeholders have easily available and up-to-date project information so that they can contribute to the public consultations for each of the exemption requests. Detailed descriptions of recent and current exemption consultations are available here, and older consultations here.