Statement on RoHS/RoHS 3 & REACH

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The original RoHS is an EU Directive (2002/95/EC) pertaining to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE).The European Union adopted two directives in 2003 and 2007, respectively.  These directives and regulations relate to electrical and electronic equipment.  Nor-Cal Products, Inc. recognizes these important requirements and has been working with suppliers and customers to ensure that products entering the market comply with all applicable laws.

RoHS, RoHS2, and RoHS3  – Restriction of Hazardous Substances.   The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (restricts the use of certain hazardous substances included in electrical equipment.  RoHS, RoHS2 and RoHS3 (EU Directive 2015/863) apply to Electrical and Electronic Equipment defined as equipment dependent on electrical currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields and designed for use with a voltage not exceeding 1000 volts for alternating current and 1500 volts for direct current.  The current list, RoHS3, contains a list of ten prohibited substances.
REACH, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances is the European Community Regulation standard regarding chemicals and their safe use.  The law EC 1907/2006 entered into force on June 1, 2007 with phased releases through 2018.  The Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are not restricted but instead all suppliers in the supply chain are required to declare if the supplied article contains >0.1% weight by weight (w/w) of any SVHC. As of July 2021, there are 219 SVHC.  
Nor-Cal Products’ Position – Product Compliance:  All products sold by Nor-Cal Products are REACH and RoHS compliant with the exception of printed circuit boards used in legacy control products designed prior to 2004 and some customer specified seals.  Specifically, these circuit boards are used in stand-alone controllers for pressure control valves.  Nor-Cal Products has developed a compliant choice for customers, and has also added other desired features that the older products did not contain. We encourage our customers to consider upgrading to these products which are not only compliant, but contain additional features.  At a minimum, our products are evaluated for compliance to current laws and directives annually. Most of our products are manufactured from 304 or 316 stainless steel which is fully compliant with current releases of both REACH and RoHS Regulations.
Nor-Cal Products’ goals and commitment toward the responsible use and handling of chemicals are consistent with the goals of REACH.  With the exceptions listed above, Nor-Cal Products, Inc. hereby certifies conformance to the requirements of REACH 173 SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern), released on January 12, 2017 including all updates through July 2021 (REACH SVHC List updated 8 July 2021) and RoHS/RoHS 3.
Cheri Chaney
Quality and Compliance Manager

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