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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 723 in Riga on 17 august 2004 (pr. No 48 37. §) rules on the restriction of use of chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment, issued in accordance with the chemicals and chemical products, in accordance with article 16 of the law 1. detects some chemical usage limits electrical and electronic equipment, electric light bulbs, and luminaires in households.
2. the provisions do not apply to medical equipment and devices, as well as on the monitoring and control instruments, established by the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 July 2004 No. 624 of the regulations ' provisions on waste electrical and electronic equipment categories ".
3. new electrical and electronic equipment, electric light bulbs, and luminaires in households, which are marketed by July 1, 2006, shall not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers, except: Mercury 3.1 – compact fluorescent light bulbs: not more than 5 mg per bulb;
3.2. mercury in straight fluorescent lamps – General usage, not exceeding: 3.2.1. 10 mg of mercury-containing light bulbs at halofosfāt;
188.8.131.52 mg of mercury-containing light bulbs with the triphosphate with normal lifetime;
184.108.40.206 mg of mercury-containing light bulbs with the triphosphate long operation time;
3.3. mercury in straight fluorescent lamps – special use (such as a solarium, disinfection lamps lamps);
3.4 mercury – light bulbs, which are not mentioned in this rule 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 above;
3.5. the lead-a cathode-ray tube glass, electronic components and fluorescent light bulbs;
3.6. lead-steel up to 0.35% of the mass of aluminum up to 0.4% by weight of copper alloys up to 4% by weight;
3.7.-lead in high melting temperature of the solder (tin-lead soldering extending beyond the alloys containing more than 85% lead);
3.8. lead-solder for servers, storage and sorting systems;
3.9. lead-solder the telecommunications network infrastructure equipment, telecommunications switches, routers, alarm equipment, transmission equipment, as well as network management equipment;
3.10. lead-electronics equipment ceramic parts (for example, pjezoelektronisk facilities);
3.11. cadmium – the surfaces. This condition does not apply to those hazardous chemicals and the use of dangerous chemical products, which are prohibited under the Cabinet of Ministers of 25 April 2000, regulations No 158 "rules on hazardous chemicals and the use of dangerous chemical products and trade restrictions and prohibitions";
3.12. hexavalent chromium as an anti-corrosion agent steel cooling system in absorption refrigerator.
4. the rules do not apply to spare parts, electrical and electronic equipment for the repair and re-use, which are placed on the market until 30 June 2006.
5. Rule 3.8 above are valid until December 31, 2009.
Informative reference to European Union Directive provisions included in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 of Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Prime Minister-Minister of Economic Affairs j. lujans Minister for the environment r. vējonis Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on the 20 august, 2004.
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