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  1. 1. Republic of Turkey Official Journal Published by Directorate General for Legislation Development and Publication Prime Ministry Foundation: October 7th, May 30th, 2008 Number: 26891 1920 FRIDAY From the Ministry of Environment and Forestry: DIRECTIVE ON THE RESTRICTION OF THE USE OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT PART ONE Purpose, Scope, Grounds, Definitions and Abbreviations Purpose ARTICLE 1 – (1) The purpose of this Directive is to regulate the restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, determination of implementations that will be exempted from such regulations, arrange administrative, legal and technical principles to control the import of electrical and electronic equipment and to establish environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment in order to protect the environment and human health. Scope ARTICLE 2 – (1) This Directive covers electrical and electronic equipment and electric light bulbs and luminaries in households included in categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 given in ANNEX-1A. (2) This Directive does not apply to spare parts manufactured for the repair of products which were put on the market before the effective date of this Directive, or the products which had been designed and produced solely for the purpose of national security or military purpose (3) Dry cells and batteries are subject to Regulations for Control of Disposed Dry Cells and Batteries published in the Official Gazette dated 31/8/2004 and numbered 25569. Grounds ARTICLE 3 – (1) This Directive has been drafted on the basis of the Environment Act dated 9/8/1983 and numbered 2872; articles 1 and 2, and items (h), (o) and (t) of first clause of article 9 of the law pertaining to Organization and Tasks of Ministry of Environment and Forestry dated 1/5/2003 and numbered 4856; and the law pertaining to Preparation and Implementation of Technical Procedures Related to Products dated 29/6/2001 and numbered 4703. Definitions and Abbreviations ARTICLE 4 – (1) For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply; a) Ministry: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, b) EEE Directive: Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, c) Electrical and Electronic Equipment: Equipment included in categories given in ANNEX-1 and designed for the purposes of usage with maximum 100V alternating current or 1,500 Volts direct current, equipment subject to electrical current or electromagnetic fields for a proper operation and used for generation, transfer and measurement of these currents and fields,
  2. 2. d) Homogenous Material: Material which cannot be disengaged to different materials and parts through mechanical processes such as disassembling, cutting, crushing or wearing off. e) Producer: Real and legal persons, notwithstanding the sales method including sales actualized through distant sales within the scope of regulations pertaining Procedures and Principles for Implementation of Distant Sales published in the Official Gazette dated 13/6/2003 and numbered 25137, who: 1) Producing and selling electrical and electronic equipment under its own brand, 2) Selling electrical and electronic equipment under its own brand but produced by other suppliers, 3) Importing or exporting electrical and electronic equipment for commercial purposes. General Principles ARTICLE 5 – (1) Principles connected to restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in some electrical and electronic equipment are as below: a) Inclusion of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and cadmium (Cd) in imported or manufactured electrical and electronic equipment to release in the market is prohibited. b) Implementations included in ANNEX-2 are exempted from provisions in item (a). c) Provided that technical and economic feasibility shall be taken as the basis, and subject to international developments, producers shall take necessary steps to avoid using of hazardous materials within the scope of this Directive or to use safer alternate items in production, product deadline, product development, R&D and design activities of electrical and electronic equipment. Results of these works shall be evaluated by the Ministry at the end of each year. PART TWO Duties, Authorities and Responsibilities Duties and Authorities of the Ministry ARTICLE 6 – (1) Ministry is liable and authorized to; a) Collect annually the Conformity Declaration Form supplied in ANNEX-3 from the producers, establish necessary registration system and to arrange the “Declaration Registering Document” for producers who submitted declaration forms, b) Make or have others made market observation and audit, c) In case of breach of this Directive; 1) Prohibit release of the product into the market, 2) Collect the products from the market already released into the market, 3) Ensure application of penalties set forth in the Environment Law. . Obligations of Producers ARTICLE 7 – (1) Producers are obliged to; a) Obey items (a) and (b) of the first clause of article 5 for electrical and electronic equipment they release into the market, b) Keep information and documents proving compliance of released products to the technical criteria specified in this Directive for five years after release of these products into the market, c) Fill in the conformity declaration form given in ANNEX-3 hereto by the end of February every year and submit it to the Ministry, d) Follow Article 8 for electrical and electronic equipment to be imported, d) Place “EEE Complies with Directive” label in product information remarks. (2) In case of existence of producer’s brand defined in sub-item (1) of Clause 1, item (d) of Article 4 on the products released into the market by the producer defined in sub-item (2) of the same clause, persons or entities included in sub-item (1) as manufacturers of the products shall be responsible. (3) Persons or entities providing finance under any financial agreement shall not be evaluated as producers unless they meet the conditions for identification as a producer as set forth in Item (d), Clause 1 of Article 4. PART THREE Miscellaneous and Final Terms and Conditions Controlling Import ARTICLE 8 – (1) Controlling the compliance to this Directive of electrical and electronic equipment to be imported shall be fulfilled in accordance with the regulations of the Office of Foreign Trade Undersecretary.
  3. 3. Breach of Directive ARTICLE 9 – (1) In case of breach of this Directive, penal provisions of Environment Law Nr. 2872 and the law pertaining to Preparation and Implementation of Technical Procedures Related to Products number 4703 shall apply. Equipment imported or manufactured before effective date of the Directive PROVISIONARY ARTICLE 1 – (1) Provisions of item (a) of first clause of Article 5 and items (a) and (b) of first clause of Article 7 pertaining electrical and electronic equipment released into the market by way of import or manufacture before the effective date of this Directive shall not apply. Entry into Force ARTICLE 10 – (1) This Directive shall be effective one year after its date of publication. Execution ARTICLE 11 – (1) This Directive shall be executed by the Minister of Environment and Forestry. ANNEX-1A Categories of electrical and electronic equipment 1. Large household appliances 2. Small household appliances 3. IT and telecommunications equipment 4. Consumer equipment 5. Lighting equipment 6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools) 7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment 8. Medical devices (*) 9. Monitoring and control instruments(*) 10. Automatic dispensers (*) Categories which are exepted from the scope acording to Article 2 of this directive ANNEX-1B DETAILED LIST OF THE CATEGORIES IN ANNEX-1A 1. Large household appliances a) Large cooling appliances b) Refrigerators c) Freezers ç) Other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of d) Washing machines e) Clothes dryers f) Dish washing machines g) Cooking ğ) Electric stoves h) Electric hot plates ı) Microwaves i) Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food j) Electric heating appliances k) Electric radiators l) Other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture m) Electric fans n) Air conditioner appliances o) Other fanning, exhaust ventilation and conditioning equipment ö) Other large appliances within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 2. Small household appliances a) Vacuum cleaners b) Carpet sweepers c) Other appliances for cleaning ç) Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles
  4. 4. d) Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing e) Toasters f) Fryers g) Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages ğ) Electric knives h) Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances ı) Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time i) Scales j) Other small household appliances within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 3. IT and telecommunications equipment a) Centralised data processing: 1) Mainframe 2) Minicomputers 3) Printer Units b) Personal computing: 1) Personal computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included) 2) Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included) 3) Notepad computers 4) Printers 5) Copying equipment 6) Electrical and electronic typewriters 7) Pocket and desk calculators and other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means 8) User terminals and systems 9) Facsimile 10) Telex 11) Telephones 12) Pay telephones 13) Cordless telephones 14) Cellular telephones 15) Answering systems and other products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications 16) Other IT and telecommunications equipment within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 4. Consumer equipment a) Radio sets b) Television sets c) Videocameras ç) Video recorders d) Hi-fi recorders e) Audio amplifiers f) Musical instruments g) And other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunications ğ) Other consumer equipment within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 5. Lighting equipment a) Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households b) Straight fluorescent lamps c) Compact fluorescent lamps ç) High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps d) Low pressure sodium lamps e) Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs f) Other lighting equipment within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of largescalestationary industrial tools) a) Drills b) Saws c) Sewing machines ç) Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials d) Tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses
  5. 5. e) Tools for welding, soldering or similar use f) Equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substances by other means g) Tools for mowing or other gardening activities ğ) Other electrical and electronic tools within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment a) Electric trains or car racing sets b) Hand-held video game consoles c) Video games ç) Computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc. d) Sports equipment with electric or electronic components e) Coin slot machines f) Other toys, leisure and sports equipment within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products) (*) a) Radiotherapy equipment b) Cardiology equipment c) Dialysis ç) Pulmonary ventilators d) Nuclear medicine e) Laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnosis f) Analysers g) Freezers ğ) Fertilization tests h) Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, alleviating illness, injury or disability ı) Other medical devices within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 9. Monitoring and control instruments (*) a) Smoke detector b) Heating regulators c) Thermostats ç) Measuring, weighing or adjusting appliances for household or as laboratory equipment d) Other monitoring and control instruments used in industrial installations (e.g. in control panels) e) Other monitoring and control instruments within the scope of electrical and electronic equipment 10. Automatic dispensers a) Automatic dispensers for hot drinks b) Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans c) Automatic dispensers for solid products ç) Automatic dispensers for money d) All appliances which deliver automatically all kind of productse) Elektrikli ve elektronik eşya tanımı kapsamındaki diğer otomatlar (*) Categories which are exepted from the scope acording to Article 2 of this directive ANNEX-2 Applications of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) which are exempted from the requirements of Article 5(a) A – Maxiumum consantration values of Lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) ve polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and cadmium (Cd) by weight permitted in any homogenous materials Value by weight, permitted in any Substance homogenous materials Mercury Hg) % 0,1 Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) % 0,1 Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) % 0,1 Polybrominated diphenyl ethers % 0,1 (PBDE) Lead (Pb) % 0,1 Cadmium (Cd) % 0,01
  6. 6. B – Other Applications: 1. Mercury in compact fluorescent lamps not exceeding 5 mg per lamp. 2. Mercury in straight fluorescent lamps for general purposes not exceeding: - halophosphate 10 mg - triphosphate with normal lifetime 5 mg - triphosphate with long lifetime 8 mg. 3. Mercury in straight fluorescent lamps for special purposes. 4. Mercury in other lamps not specifically mentioned in this Annex. 5. Lead in glass of cathode ray tubes, electronic components and fluorescent tubes. 6. Lead as an alloying element in steel containing up to 0,35 % lead by weight, aluminium containing up to 0,4 % lead by weight and as a copper alloy containing up to 4 % lead by weight. 7. Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead), - lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signalling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunications, - lead in electronic ceramic parts (e.g. piezoelectronic devices). 8. Cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts and cadmium plating except for applications banned under other regulations relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations. 9. exavalent chromium as an anti-corrosion of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators. a) DecaBDE in polymeric applications; b) Lead in lead-bronze bearing shells and bushes 10. Lead used in compliant pin connector systems. 11. Lead as a coating material for the thermal conduction module c-ring. 12. Lead and cadmium in optical and filter glass. 13. 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. 14. Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit Flip Chip packages. 15. Lead in linear incandescent lamps with silicate coated tubes 16. Lead halide as radiant agent in High Density Discharge (HID) lamps used for professional reprography applications. 17. Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1% lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as tanning lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb) as well as when used as speciality lamps for diazo- printing reprography, lithography, insect traps, photochemical and curing processes containing phosphors such as SMS ((Sr,Ba)2MgSi2O7:Pb). 18. 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). 19. Lead oxide in glass used for bonding front and rear substrates of flat fluorescent lamps used for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD). 20. Lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on borosilicate glass. 21. Lead as impurity in RIG (rare earth iron garnet) Faraday rotators used for fibre optic communications systems. 22. Lead in finishes of fine pitch components other than connectors with a pitch of 0.65 mm or less with NiFe lead frames and lead in finishes of fine pitch components other than connectors with a pitch of 0.65 mm or less with copper lead-frames. 23. Lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors. 24. Lead oxide in plasma display panels (PDP) and surface conduction electron emitter displays (SED) used in structural elements; notably in the front and rear glass dielectric layer, the bus electrode, the black stripe, the address electrode, the barrier ribs, the seal frit and frit ring as well as in print pastes. 25. Lead oxide in the glass envelope of Black Light Blue (BLB) lamps. 26. 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. 27. Lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Annex of “Cristal Glass Products” directive which is published on 19/03/2002 in Official Journal Issue N. 24700.
  7. 7. ANNEX-3 CONFORMITY DECLARATION FORM .. / .. / .... We hereby undertake that our following products which we wish to release into the market have been produced in accordance with the provisions set forth in the “Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment”. Kindly submitted for your necessary action. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RELEASED INTO THE MARKET Large household equipment Yes  No  Small household appliances Yes  No  Information and telecommunication equipment Yes  No  Consumer equipment Yes  No  Illumination equipment Yes  No  Electrical and electronic equipment Yes  No  Toys, entertainment and sports equipment Yes  No  Automats Yes  No  I hereby agree and declare that the information given herein is correct and acknowledge the penalties to be levied to those who submit incorrect information under Article 26 of Environment Law number 2872, if this information is found to be incorrect. Title of the Company Authorized Signature Company address : Phone : Fax : e-mail : Tax office of the company : Tax ID of the company :

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