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  • California RoHS exemptions

    TVs and computers containing certain amounts of hazardous substances are banned from sale in California. But there are exemptions for certain video displays incorporated in other products. California RoHS has been plagiarized by (or is influencing) other American states in their effort to enforce environmental legislation for electronic products. The Electronic Waste Recycling Act (EWRA) is a ...


  • Stay in the Know: RoHS Exemptions Analyzed [WEBINAR]

    Understanding exemptions is an integral part of complying with the RoHS Directive. Under RoHS, exemptions allow companies to use certain substances in specific situations which would otherwise be restricted. There are over 100 exemptions currently listed within the directive, each with its own expiry date. On July 27th at 1 PM EST, join Assent Compliance for a ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Stay in the Know: RoHS Exemptions Analyzed [WEBINAR]

    Understanding exemptions is an integral part of complying with the RoHS Directive. Under RoHS, exemptions allow companies to use certain substances in specific situations which would otherwise be restricted. There are over 100 exemptions currently listed within the directive, each with its own expiry date. On July 27th at 1 PM EST, join Assent Compliance for a webinar hosted by ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Leading Photovoltaic Companies Welcome EU's Review on the Exemption of PV from the RoHS Directive within three years

    Sandvika, December 1, 2010; Leading Photovoltaic companies continue to support the inclusion of PV in the RoHS Directive in an effort to support the safe and sustainable growth of the industry. The undersigned support the announcement by the European Commission to review the exemption for the PV industry from the Directive.The next full recast of the RoHS ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • EP approves RoHS recast

    On November 24, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Delay to expect in US RoHS proposal

    A proposal for US legislation that resembles EU RoHS is aimed at amending the country's Toxic Substances Control Act. Its focus is on the EU RoHS substances and this renders cause for doubt as to when and if such a law can be passed in the US. It is called the Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment and it would, if adopted, be a first effort to harmonize state laws in the USA. HR 2420, ...


  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Acta Group

  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • European Parliament Approves RoHS Recast

    On November, the European Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly approved the proposed recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). The RoHS Directive currently lists six materials as being restricted: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • German and Austrian chambers: ‘WEEE and RoHS must be harmonised!’

    The procedures of WEEE and RoHS should be common to all European member states and include exemptions for small to medium-sized enterprises. This is stated by German and Austrian commerce chambers in a joint statement. Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag and Wirtschaftskammer Österreich state that he European Commission’s draft amendment of WEEE and RoHS should include exemptions on the ...


  • Handheld XRF Instrument Supports The Healthcare Industry Compliance with RoHS

    A large global multinational company in the healthcare industry chooses Oxford Instruments handheld XRF instruments for improved quality control and RoHS compliance. A large major international healthcare organization has decided to be proactive with regards to RoHS compliance, despite the fact that medical devices have been given an exemption until 2014 from RoHS compliance law. To ensure their ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Free Webinar: REACH RoHS Roundup: An end of Year update on EU Regulatory Policy as it Applies to Products

    While the US presidential election and Brexit have loomed large in recent months, requirements concerning EU substance-related legislation have continued to progress. This webinar will review the latest developments including:  Revisions to the RoHS Directive concerning scope, spare parts, exemptions, global standardisation and timings plus potential new substance restrictions under ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • BOMcheck celebrates more than 1 million RoHS and REACH material declarations by over 3,100 suppliers

    BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE Connectivity to share one web database to manage supply chain compliance with the EU REACH Regulation, RoHS Directive and other regulated substances in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Most of these companies also play a ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Recent federal developments

    It has come to our attention that, regrettably, the text of two different memoranda was inadvertently collapsed into a single item noted in the Recent Federal Developments update dated December 15, 2010. The text that was combined appears in the USDA ORACBA Risk Forum Discusses Moving Beyond Nanogeneralities item. Text that inadvertently made its way into that item is from a memo regarding the ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Cheat Sheet: Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements [WEBINAR]

    The regulatory landscape is always changing. Attending valuable conferences is a great way to stay ahead of the curve, but sometimes it just is not possible. On June 16th at 1 PM EST, join Assent Compliance for a webinar hosted by James Calder, Director of Compliance Programs, and Valerie Kuntz, Materials Management Subject Matter Expert. They will delve into key ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today’s ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • TÜV Rheinland and GreenSoft Technology Announce Partnership to Help Electronics Manufacturers Meet Evolving Environmental Requirements

    TUV Rheinland has entered into an agreement with GreenSoft Technology, Inc. where the global certification company will have access to GreenSoft’s environmental compliance data collection service, including its multi-million-part database, to provide RoHS and REACH services to its clients. This agreement is expected to lower the cost and speed the certification process for electronics ...


    By TUV North America

  • European court rules that decaBDE flame retardant should be banned

    An international group of environmental, legal and health NGOs has welcomed a judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the European Commission’s decision to exempt decaBDE, a brominated flame retardant, from a list of hazardous substances banned in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The judgment ends a legal disagreement that arose after several Member States ...

  • Compliance & Risks selected by Web Mission 09

    Compliance and Risks (C&R) announced that it has been selected as one of only 20 UK/Irish companies by Web Mission 09, the government-sponsored initiative for representing UK and Irish tech startups in Silicon Valley.Winning companies were chosen for their ability to perform globally and for the strength of their management team. The prestigious Web Mission 09 takes place in Silicon Valley ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • New Packaging Fees, Design Mandates Covered at Take it Back! 2005

    Untitled Document As electronics makers gear up to spend about $40 billion to comply with the new electronics recycling directives in Europe, there’s a lot in North America they are ...


    By Raymond Publishing

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