We just received notice from RoHS-International that the European Union substance review has drawn up a list of 46 substances for scrutiny. According to the Oko Institut, the organization conducting the review, the new list “is based on declarations provided by suppliers and manufacturers of EEE, existing studies, XRF-analyses and other information.” The list and the covering letter are available at the Oko Institut site.
The Oko Insitut is calling for industry input, but time is limited. Responses need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 28. There is industry resistance to adding additional substances to the RoHS legislation. IPC is calling for any additional substances to come under REACH.