Review in the light of scientific and technical progress of exemptions 8(e), 8(f)(b), 8(g) and 14 and re-evaluation of entry 8(j) of Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV)

EU Directive 2000/53/EC on end-life-vehicles (ELV) bans the use of certain substances in vehicles. Based on Article 4(2)(b) certain materials and components can be provided with exemptions and these are to be listed in Annex II. Some entries of Annex II include a mandatory review date. This is the case for exemptions 8(e), 8(f)(b) and 8(g) which needed to be reviewed in 2019. Exemption 14 did not include a review date but needed to be aligned with other relevant legislation such as the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and REACH. As for exemption 8(j) which was set to expire by 1 January 2020, evidence has been relayed to the Commission of technical difficulties regarding the feasibility of phasing out the use of lead in the respective application by this date.

In the course of the project, the exemptions were to be reviewed to assess the current state of science and technology and the necessity to renew the exemptions, possibly with amended formulations. A stakeholder consultation was held in the project to collect information from stakeholders and relevant actors of the automotive industry and its supply chain shall be consulted with.


More information about the project

Status of project

End of project: 2019

Project manager

Project staff

Katja Moch
Senior Researcher Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

European Commission, DG Environment

Project partners

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM)