Appendices to chapter 2a

Regulations relating to restrictions on the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of chemicals and other products hazardous to health and the environment (Product Control Regulations). 

This is an unofficial translation of the Norwegian regulation.

Appendix 1 Applications exempted from the restriction in § 2a-3

 

Exemption

Scope and dates of   applicability. *

1

Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps   not exceeding (per burner):

 

1(a)

For general lighting purposes < 30 W: 5 mg

 

Expired on 31 December 2011; 3,5 mg may be used per   burner after 31 December 2011 until 31 December 2012; 2,5 mg shall be used   per burner after 31 December 2012.

Expires on 21 July 2016

1(b)

For general lighting purposes ≥ 30 W and < 50 W:   5 mg

 

Expired on 31 December 2011; 3,5 mg may be used per   burner after 31 December 2011.

Expires on 21 July 2016

1 (c)

For general lighting purposes ≥ 50 W and < 150 W:   5 mg

Expires on 21 July 2016

1(d)

For general lighting purposes ≥ 150 W: 15 mg

Expires on 21 July 2016

1(e)

For general lighting purposes with circular or   square structural shape and tube diameter ≤ 17 mm

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 7 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

1(f)

For special purposes: 5 mg

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(a)

Mercury in double-capped linear fluorescent lamps   for general lighting purposes not exceeding (per lamp):

 

2(a)(1)

Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube   diameter < 9 mm (e.g. T2): 5 mg

 

Expired on 31 December 2011; 4 mg may be used per   lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(a)(2)

Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube   diameter ≥ 9 mm and ≤ 17 mm (e.g. T5): 5 mg

Expired on 31 December 2011; 3 mg may be used per   lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(a)(3)

 

Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube   diameter > 17 mm and ≤ 28 mm (e.g. T8): 5 mg

 

Expired on 31 December 2011; 3,5 mg may be used per   lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(a)(4)

 

Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube   diameter > 28 mm (e.g. T12): 5 mg

 

Expired on 31 December 2012; 3,5 mg may be used per   lamp after 31 December 2012

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(a)(5)

 

Tri-band phosphor with long lifetime (≥ 25 000 h): 8   mg

 

Expired on 31 December 2011; 5 mg may be used per   lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(b)

 

Mercury in other fluorescent lamps not exceeding   (per lamp):

 

2(b)(1)

 

Linear halophosphate lamps with tube > 28 mm   (e.g. T10 and T12): 10 mg

Expired on 13 April 2012

 

2(b)(2)

Non-linear halophosphate lamps (all diameters): 15   mg

Expires on 13 April 2016

2(b)(3)

 

Non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps with tube   diameter > 17 mm (e.g. T9)

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 15 mg   may be used per lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

2(b)(4)

 

Lamps for other general lighting and special   purposes (e.g. induction lamps)

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 15 mg   may be used per lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

3

Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps and   external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes not   exceeding (per lamp):

 

3(a)

 

Short length (≤ 500 mm)

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 3,5 mg   may be used per lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

3(b)

 

Medium length (> 500 mm and ≤ 1 500 mm)

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 5 mg   may be used per lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

3(c)

 

Long length (> 1 500 mm)

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 13 mg   may be used per lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(a)

 

Mercury in other low pressure discharge lamps (per   lamp)

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 15 mg   may be used per lamp after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(b)

 

Mercury in High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for   general lighting purposes not exceeding (per burner) in lamps with improved colour   rendering index Ra > 60:

 

4(b)-I

 

P ≤ 155 W

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 30 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(b)-II

 

155 W < P ≤ 405 W

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 40 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(b)-III

 

P > 405 W

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 40 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(c)

 

Mercury in other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps   for general lighting purposes not exceeding (per burner):

 

4(c)-I

 

P ≤ 155 W

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 25 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(c)-II

 

155 W < P ≤ 405 W

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 30 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(c)-III

 

P > 405 W

 

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 40 mg   may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(d)

 

Mercury in High Pressure Mercury (vapour) lamps   (HPMV)

Expires on 13 April 2015

 

4(e)

Mercury in metal halide lamps (MH)

Expires on 21 July 2016

4(f)

 

Mercury in other discharge lamps for special   purposes not specifically mentioned in this Annex

Expires on 21 July 2016

5(a)

Lead in glass of cathode ray tubes

Expires on 21 July 2016

5(b)

 

Lead in glass of fluorescent tubes not exceeding 0,2   % by weight

Expires on 21 July 2016

6(a)

 

Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining   purposes and in galvanised steel containing up to 0,35 % lead by weight

Expires on 21 July 2016

6(b)

 

Lead as an alloying element in aluminium containing   up to 0,4 % lead by weight

Expires on 21 July 2016

6(c)

Copper alloy containing up to 4 % lead by weight

Expires on 21 July 2016

7(a)

 

Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e.   lead- based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead)

Expires on 21 July 2016

7(b)

 

Lead in solders for servers, storage and storage   array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signalling,   transmission, and network management for telecommunications

Expires on 21 July 2016

7(c)-I

 

Electrical and electronic components containing lead   in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors, e.g.   piezoelectronic devices, or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound

Expires on 21 July 2016

7(c)-II

 

Lead in dielectric ceramic in capacitors for a rated   voltage of 125 V AC or 250 V DC or higher

Expires on 21 July 2016

7(c)-III

 

Lead in dielectric ceramic in capacitors for a rated   voltage of less than 125 V AC or 250 V DC

 

Expired on 1 January 2013 and after that date may be   used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market before 1 January 2013

Expires on 21 July 2016

8(a)

 

Cadmium and its compounds in one shot pellet type   thermal cut-offs

 

Expired on 1 January 2012 and after that date may be   used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market before 1 January 2012

Expires on 21 July 2016

8(b)

Cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts

Expires on 21 July 2016

9

 

Hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of the   carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators up to 0,75 % by weight   in the cooling solution

Expires on 21 July 2016

9(b)

 

Lead in bearing shells and bushes for   refrigerant-containing compressors for heating, ventilation, air conditioning   and refrigeration (HVACR) applications

Expires on 21 July 2016

11(a)

 

Lead used in C-press compliant pin connector systems  

 

May be used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market   before 24 September 2010

Expires on 21 July 2016

11(b)

 

Lead used in other than C-press compliant pin   connector systems

 

Expired on 1 January 2013 and after that date may be   used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market before 1 January 2013

Expires on 21 July 2016

12

 

Lead as a coating material for the thermal   conduction module C-ring

 

May be used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market   before 24 September 2010

Expires on 21 July 2016

13(a)

Lead in white glasses used for optical applications

Expires on 21 July 2016

13(b)

 

Cadmium and lead in filter glasses and glasses used   for reflectance standards

Expires on 21 July 2016

14

 

Lead in solders consisting of more than two elements   for the connection between the pins and the package of microprocessors with a   lead content of more than 80 % and less than 85 % by weight

 

Expired on 1 January 2011 and after that date may be   used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market before 1 January 2011

Expires on 21 July 2016

15

 

Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical   connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit   flip chip packages

Expires on 21 July 2016

16

 

Lead in linear incandescent lamps with silicate   coated tubes

Expired on 1 September 2013

 

17

 

Lead halide as radiant agent in high intensity   discharge (HID) lamps used for professional reprography applications

Expires on 21 July 2016

18(a)

 

Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1 %   lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as speciality lamps for   diazoprinting reprography, lithography, insect traps, photochemical and   curing processes containing phosphors such as SMS ((Sr,Ba) 2 MgSi 2 O 7 :Pb)

Expired on 1 January 2011

 

18(b)

 

Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1 %   lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as sun tanning lamps   containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi 2 O 5 :Pb)

Expires on 21 July 2016

19

 

Lead with PbBiSn-Hg and PbInSn-Hg in specific   compositions as main amalgam and with PbSn-Hg as auxiliary amalgam in very   compact energy saving lamps (ESL)

Expired on 1 June 2011

 

20

 

Lead oxide in glass used for bonding front and rear   substrates of flat fluorescent lamps used for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)

Expired on 1 June 2011

 

21

Lead and cadmium in printing inks for the   application of enamels on glasses, such as borosilicate and soda lime glasses  

Expires on 21 July 2016

23

 

Lead in finishes of fine pitch components other than   connectors with a pitch of 0,65 mm and less

May be used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market   before 24 September 2010 Expires on 21 July 2016

24

 

Lead in solders for the soldering to machined   through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors

Expires on 21 July 2016

25

 

Lead oxide in surface conduction electron emitter   displays (SED) used in structural elements, notably in the seal frit and frit   ring

Expires on 21 July 2016

26

Lead oxide in the glass envelope of black light blue   lamps

Expired on 1 June 2011

27

 

Lead alloys as solder for transducers used in   high-powered (designated to operate for several hours at acoustic power   levels of 125 dB SPL and above) loudspeakers

Expired on 24 September 2010

 

29

Lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Annex I   (Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4) of Council Directive 69/493/EEC ( 1 )

Expires on 21 July 2016

30

 

Cadmium alloys as electrical/mechanical solder   joints to electrical conductors located directly on the voice coil in   transducers used in high-powered loudspeakers with sound pressure levels of   100 dB (A) and more

Expires on 21 July 2016

31

 

Lead in soldering materials in mercury free flat   fluorescent lamps (which, e.g. are used for liquid crystal displays, design   or industrial lighting)

Expires on 21 July 2016

32

Lead oxide in seal frit used for making window   assemblies for Argon and Krypton laser tubes

Expires on 21 July 2016

33

 

Lead in solders for the soldering of thin copper   wires of 100 μm diameter and less in power transformers

Expires on 21 July 2016

34

Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements

Expires on 21 July 2016

36

 

Mercury used as a cathode sputtering inhibitor in DC   plasma displays with a content up to 30 mg per display

Expired on 1 July 2010

 

37

 

Lead in the plating layer of high voltage diodes on   the basis of a zinc borate glass body

Expires on 21 July 2016

38

 

Cadmium and cadmium oxide in thick film pastes used   on aluminium bonded beryllium oxide

Expires on 21 July 2016

39

 

Cadmium in colour converting II-VI LEDs (< 10 μg Cd per mm 2 of light-emitting area) for use in   solid state illumination or display systems

Expires on 1 July 2014

 

40

Cadmium in photoresistors for analogue optocouplers   applied in professional audio equipment

Expires on 31 December 2013

*for exemptions in cat. 8 and 9 the dates of  applicability are:

Category 8 and 9 in general: 22 July 2014 – 21 July 2021

Category 8 in vitro: 22 July 2016 – 21 July 2023

Category 9 industrial: 22 July 2017 – 21 July 2024

Appendix 2 Applications exempted from the restriction in § 2a-3 specific to medical devices and monitoring and control instruments

Equipment utilising or detecting ionising radiation

1. Lead, cadmium and mercury in detectors for ionising radiation.

2. Lead bearings in X-ray tubes.

3. Lead in electromagnetic radiation amplification devices: micro-channel plate and capillary plate.

4. Lead in glass frit of X-ray tubes and image intensifiers and lead in glass frit binder for assembly of gas lasers and for vacuum tubes that convert electromagnetic radiation into electrons.

5. Lead in shielding for ionising radiation.

6. Lead in X-ray test objects.

7. Lead stearate X-ray diffraction crystals.

8. Radioactive cadmium isotope source for portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometers.

Sensors, detectors and electrodes

1a. Lead and cadmium in ion selective electrodes including glass of pH electrodes.

1b. Lead anodes in electrochemical oxygen sensors.

1c. Lead, cadmium and mercury in infra-red light detectors.

1d. Mercury in reference electrodes: low chloride mercury chloride, mercury sulphate and mercury oxide.

Others

9. Cadmium in helium-cadmium lasers.

10. Lead and cadmium in atomic absorption spectroscopy lamps.

11. Lead in alloys as a superconductor and thermal conductor in MRI.

12. Lead and cadmium in metallic bonds to superconducting materials in MRI and SQUID detectors.

13. Lead in counterweights.

14. Lead in single crystal piezoelectric materials for ultrasonic transducers.

15. Lead in solders for bonding to ultrasonic transducers.

16. Mercury in very high accuracy capacitance and loss measurement bridges and in high frequency RF switches and relays in monitoring and control instruments not exceeding 20 mg of mercury per switch or relay.

17. Lead in solders in portable emergency defibrillators.

18. Lead in solders of high performance infrared imaging modules to detect in the range 8-14 μm.

19. Lead in Liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) displays.

20. Cadmium in X-ray measurement filters.

 

Validity periods:

Category 8 and 9 in general: 22 July 2014 – 21 July 2021

Category 8 in vitro: 22 July 2016 – 21 July 2023

Category 9 industrial: 22 July 2017 – 21 July 2024

Appendix 3 Conditions for the exemption

You may apply for an exemption provided this does not impair health and the environment and if any of the following conditions is fulfilled: 

- the elimination or substitution via design changes or materials and components which do not require any of the materials or substances listed in § 2a-3 is scientifically or technically impracticable

 - the reliability of substitutes is not ensured. The reliability of a substitute means the probability that an EEE using a substitute will perform a required function without failure under stated conditions for a stated period of time

 - the total negative environmental, health and consumer safety impacts caused by substitution are likely to outweigh the total environmental, health and consumer safety benefits thereof

 It should also be taken into account the availability of substitutes and socioeconomic impact of substitution, and any potential impacts on innovation. Life-cycle thinking on the overall impacts of the exemption shall apply, where relevant.

Availability of a substitute means the ability of a substitute to be manufactured and delivered within a reasonable period of time as compared with the time required for manufacturing and delivering the substances listed in § 2a-3.

An application for granting, renewing or revoking an exemption shall be made to the Commission. The Commission shall make a summary of the application available to the public. An application for renewal of an exemption shall be made no later than 18 months before the exemption expires. In the event that the application for renewal of an exemption is rejected or that an exemption is revoked, the exemption shall expire at the earliest 12 months, and at the latest 18 months, after the date of the decision.

 

Application requirements

Applications for exemptions, renewal of exemptions or, mutatis mutandis, for revoking an exemption may be submitted by a manufacturer, the authorised representative of a manufacturer, or any economic operator in the supply chain and shall include at least the following:

(a) the name, address and contact details of the applicant;

(b) information on the material or component and the specific uses of the substance in the material and component for which an exemption, or its revocation, is requested and its particular characteristics;

(c) verifiable and referenced justification for an exemption, or its revocation, in line with the conditions mentioned above;

(d) an analysis of possible alternative substances, materials or designs on a life-cycle basis, including, when available, information about independent research, peer-review studies and development activities by the applicant and an analysis of the availability of such alternatives;

(e) information on the possible preparation for reuse or recycling of materials from waste EEE, and on the provisions relating to the appropriate treatment of waste according to § 2a-9;

(f) other relevant information;

(g) the proposed actions to develop, request the development and/or to apply possible alternatives including a timetable for such actions by the applicant;

(h) where appropriate, an indication of the information which should be regarded as proprietary accompanied by verifiable justification;

(i) when applying for an exemption, proposal for a precise and clear wording for the exemption;

(j) a summary of the application.

 

Appendix 4 EU declaration of conformity

1. No … (unique identification of the EEE):

2. Name and address of the manufacturer or his authorised representative:

3. This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility of the manufacturer (or installer):

4. Object of the declaration (identification of EEE allowing traceability. It may include a photograph, where appropriate):

5. The object of the declaration described above is in conformity with Chapter 2a:

6. Where applicable, references to the relevant harmonised standards used or references to the technical specifications in relation to which conformity is declared:

7. Additional information:

Signed for and on behalf of: ............................................................................................................................................................................

(place and date of issue):

(name, function) (signature)

 

Appendix 5 Procedures for Conformity Assessment

1. Technical documentation

The documentation shall make it possible to assess the product's conformity to the relevant requirements according to § 2a-3, and shall include an adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s). The technical documentation shall specify the applicable requirements and cover, as far as relevant for the assessment, the design, manufacture and operation of the product. The technical documentation shall, wherever applicable, contain at least the following elements:

a) a general description of the product,

b) conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and schemes of components, sub-assemblies, circuits, etc.

c) descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and schemes and the operation of the product,

d) a list of the harmonised standards and/or other relevant technical specifications the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, applied in full or in part, and descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential requirements in § 2a-3 where those harmonised

standards have not been applied. In the event of partly applied harmonised standards, the technical documentation shall specify the parts which have been applied,

e) results of design calculations made, examinations carried out, etc., and

f)  test reports.

2. Manufacturing

The manufacturer shall take all measures necessary so that the manufacturing process and its monitoring ensure compliance of the manufactured products with the technical documentation referred to in point 1 and with the requirements in §2a-3 that apply to them.