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RoHS: some links on extension issues

Most of these links were kindly supplied by Nigel Burtt of Dolby Laboratories; the descriptions and comments are mine!

Official sources

BERR RoHS page with links to updates.

California Integrated Waste Management Board Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003.

EU Environment waste home page.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA): an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration for Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Information Pool from the EcoDesign project.

Preliminary Environmental and Economic Assessment of Australian Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Policy, September 2007

Industry information

EIATRACK provides a Regulatory Alert service, with excellent information on legislation in different countries.

EPCOS summary of the “China RoHS” legislation [entitled »Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products« (ACPEIP)]

Link to Infineon’s ACPEIP-compliant product information.

Unofficial translation of the China RoHS “Common Q&A for the Standards of Pollution Control in Electronic Information Products”.

January 2007 China RoHS webinar by Jon Boyens of the US Department of Commerce (PowerPoint file) . . . particularly enlightening!

Eco-frontier’s FAQ for Korea RoHS/WEEE/ELV provided by the EU help desk of the Korea Environmental Council in Europe.

English translation of the Korean Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles.

Unofficial translation of the Norwegian regulations from the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority.

ERA Technology information on the Norwegian plan.

Publications

Electronics Weekly’s “Directive Decoder” a blog by Gary Nevison.

Gary’s EW blog on the Norwegian stakeholder consultation on a proposal that recommended a ban on 18 hazardous substances in consumer products (PoHS = Prohibition of Hazardous Substances).

RoHS-News.com is a regular source of news releases and information related to the RoHS and WEEE legislation.

Consultancy support

Intertek Ageus Solutions offers comprehensive testing, consulting, education, material declaration, registration, documentation, and implementation services for Korea RoHS.

RoHS-International commercial services for RoHS and REACH compliance.

RSJ Technical Consulting: “Our mission is to help you understand the various recycling-based initiatives relating to electrical and electronic equipment”.