Requirements for the preparing for re-use of waste electrical and electronic equipment

This document is applicable to the processes relating to the preparing for re-use of WEEE. NOTE 1 This document covers the preparing for re-use of WEEE arising from electrical and electronic equipment as listed in Annex I and Annex III of Directive 2012/19/EU. This document is applicable to preparing for re-use operators only and does not cover activities connected with used or second-hand equipment that have not become waste. It applies to all preparing for re-use operators, no matter their size or main focus of activity. This document assists in quantifying re-use, recycling and recovery rates in conjunction with EN 50625 1. In case of treatment operations (including the collection and logistics of WEEE) other than preparing for re-use, the EN 50625 series applies. Preparing for re-use processes includes the removal of whole components or parts where they are intended to either be used in the repair of faulty equipment or sold as re-use parts. The following EEE are not in the scope of this document: - industrial monitoring and control instruments; - in vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical devices or active implantable devices. NOTE 2 Examples of industrial monitoring and control instruments include equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, and monitoring and control equipment that performs a safety function as part of industrial control system. NOTE 3 in vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical devices and active implantable devices have the capacity to collect and harbour pathogens, depending on the environment in which they operated. It is essential to follow clinically proven means for decontamination. Relevant Directives are 93/42/EEC and 98/79/EC.

Anforderungen an die Vorbereitung zur Wiederverwendung von Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräten (WEEE)

Exigences relatives à la préparation en vue de réutilisation des déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques

Le présent document s'applique aux processus de préparation des DEEE en vue de réutilisation. NOTE 1 Le présent document couvre la préparation en vue de réutilisation de DEEE découlant d'équipements électriques et électroniques énoncés à l'Annexe I et à l'Annexe III de la directive 2012/19/UE. Le présent document est applicable aux opérateurs de préparation en vue de réutilisation uniquement et ne couvre pas les activités liées aux équipements usagés ou de seconde main qui ne sont pas devenus des déchets. Il s'applique à tous les opérateurs de préparation en vue de réutilisation, quels que soient leur taille ou l'objet principal de leur activité. Le présent document aide à quantifier les taux de réutilisation, de recyclage et de valorisation conjointement avec l'EN 50625 1. En cas d'opérations de traitement (y compris la collecte et la logistique des DEEE) autres que la préparation en vue de réutilisation, la série EN 50625 s'applique. Les processus de préparation en vue de réutilisation peuvent inclure l'extraction de composants complets ou de parties de composants dans le but de les utiliser pour la réparation d'équipements défectueux ou de les vendre comme pièces réutilisées. Les EEE suivants n'entrent pas dans le domaine d'application du présent document: - les instruments de surveillance et de contrôle industriels; - les dispositifs médicaux de diagnostic in vitro, les dispositifs médicaux ou les dispositifs implantables actifs. NOTE 2 Des exemples d'instruments de surveillance et de contrôle industriels incluent les équipements destinés à un usage dans des atmosphères potentiellement explosives et les équipements de surveillance et de contrôle exécutant une fonction de sécurité dans le cadre d'un système de contrôle industriel. NOTE 3 Les dispositifs médicaux de diagnostic in vitro, les dispositifs médicaux et les dispositifs implantables actifs ont la capacité de recueillir et d'héberger des éléments pathogènes en fonction de l'environnement dans lequel ils fonctionnent. Il est essentiel de suivre des moyens de décontamination cliniquement prouvés. Les directives correspondantes sont la 93/42/CEE et la 98/79/CE.

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Zahteve za pripravo ponovne uporabe odpadne električne in elektronske opreme

Requirements for the preparing for re-use of waste electrical and electronic equipment

Exigences relatives à la préparation en vue du réemploi des déchets d'équipements

électriques et électroniques
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 50614:2020
ICS:
13.030.50 Recikliranje Recycling
29.020 Elektrotehnika na splošno Electrical engineering in
general
31.020 Elektronske komponente na Electronic components in
splošno general
SIST EN 50614:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50614
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
February 2020
ICS 13.030.50; 29.020; 31.020
English Version
Requirements for the preparing for re-use of waste electrical and
electronic equipment

Exigences relatives à la préparation en vue de réutilisation Anforderungen an die Vorbereitung zur Wiederverwendung

des déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques von Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräten (WEEE)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2019-09-18. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

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under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................... 4

Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................ 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................... 6

4 Administrative and organisational requirements ...................................................... 12

4.1 Management principles ................................................................................................. 12

4.2 Technical and infrastructural pre-conditions ............................................................. 13

4.2.1 General ........................................................................................................................... 13

4.2.2 Tools and test equipment used for preparing for re-use .......................................... 13

4.3 Training........................................................................................................................... 13

4.4 Transport ........................................................................................................................ 14

4.5 Tracking and traceability .............................................................................................. 14

5 Technical requirements for the preparing for re-use process .................................. 15

5.1 Receiving WEEE ............................................................................................................ 15

5.2 Initial inspection for selection ...................................................................................... 15

5.3 Safety aspects ............................................................................................................... 16

5.3.1 General ........................................................................................................................... 16

5.3.2 Visual inspection for safety .......................................................................................... 17

5.3.3 Electrical safety tests .................................................................................................... 17

5.4 Functionality .................................................................................................................. 18

5.5 Data-bearing equipment or components .................................................................... 18

5.6 Programming software and firmware .......................................................................... 19

5.6.1 Equipment other than ICT equipment ......................................................................... 19

5.6.2 ICT equipment ................................................................................................................ 19

5.7 Disassembly and management of components and accessories ............................ 19

5.7.1 Disassembly ................................................................................................................... 19

5.7.2 Replacement components ............................................................................................ 20

5.8 Repair .............................................................................................................................. 20

5.8.1 Failed equipment or components ................................................................................ 20

5.8.2 Repairs to temperature exchange equipment ............................................................ 20

5.8.3 Re-testing ....................................................................................................................... 21

5.9 Cleaning process ........................................................................................................... 21

5.10 Quality Assurance ......................................................................................................... 21

5.11 Storage ........................................................................................................................... 22

5.11.1 General ........................................................................................................................... 22

5.11.2 Storage of WEEE that has failed testing ..................................................................... 22

5.11.3 Storage of REEE Components ..................................................................................... 22

5.12 Transport of WEEE for treatment ................................................................................ 22

5.13 Transport and packaging of REEE .............................................................................. 23

6 Returning whole equipment or separate components back into use by the

preparing for re-use operator ....................................................................................... 23

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................... 23

6.2 Preparing for re-use label ............................................................................................. 23

6.3 User information ............................................................................................................ 24

6.4 REEE warranty ............................................................................................................... 25

6.5 Export of REEE and/or REEE components ................................................................. 25

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Management of WEEE at the end of the preparing for re-use process by preparing

for re-use operators ...................................................................................................... 25

8 Documentation requirements for preparing for re-use operators ........................... 26

8.1 Management system ..................................................................................................... 26

8.2 Segregation and storage plan ...................................................................................... 26

8.3 Risk management process ........................................................................................... 26

8.4 Tracking and traceability system ................................................................................. 27

8.5 Technical documentation ............................................................................................. 28

8.6 Records and record keeping ........................................................................................ 29

Annex A (informative) An overview of the preparing for re-use process ............................ 31

Annex B (informative) Examples of good practices and procedures related to the

preparing for re-use process ....................................................................................... 32

B.1 Examples of required competencies of employees (including volunteers) and

contractors ..................................................................................................................... 32

B.2 Examples of tools and equipment suitable for the types of equipment being

prepared for re-use ........................................................................................................ 32

B.3 Training materials .......................................................................................................... 33

B.4 Risks associated with disassembly of WEEE ............................................................ 33

B.5 Data ................................................................................................................................. 34

B.5.1 Data eradication ............................................................................................................. 34

B.5.2 Data sanitizing software ............................................................................................... 34

B.6 Transport and packaging of REEE .............................................................................. 34

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................ 36

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European foreword
This document (EN 50614:2020) has been prepared by CLC/TC 111X “Environment”.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) 2020-08-07
implemented at national level by publication
of an identical national standard or by
endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards (dow) 2023-02-07
conflicting with this document have to be
withdrawn

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission

and the European Free Trade Association.
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Introduction
This document aims to assist in:

— encouraging the re-use of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) as promoted by the

WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU);

— reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and incineration by diverting WEEE to be prepared

for re-use;

— providing a framework for assuring consumers and other stakeholders of the safety of equipment

and quality of the preparing for re-use operator;

— encouraging and maintaining job creation in organizations involved in preparing WEEE for re-use;

— supporting the prevention of illegal (cross boundary) shipments of WEEE to enable regulatory

bodies to differentiate such equipment from illegal exports of WEEE falsely described as used

electrical and electronic equipment.

This document supports the objectives of the Community's environment policy. These aim to preserve,

protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilize natural resources

prudently and rationally.

This document contains requirements applicable to the preparing for re-use of WEEE. It complements

the EN 50625 standard series covering the collection, transport and general and particular treatment of

WEEE. Preparing for re-use is preferred to recycling and other recovery in the waste hierarchy.

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1 Scope

This document is applicable to the processes relating to the preparing for re-use of WEEE.

NOTE 1 This document covers the preparing for re-use of WEEE arising from electrical and electronic equipment

as listed in Annex I and Annex III of Directive 2012/19/EU.

This document is applicable to preparing for re-use operators only and does not cover activities

connected with used or second-hand equipment that have not become waste. It applies to all preparing

for re-use operators, no matter their size or main focus of activity.

This document assists in quantifying re-use, recycling and recovery rates in conjunction with

EN 50625-1.

In case of treatment operations (including the collection and logistics of WEEE) other than preparing for

re-use, the EN 50625 series applies.

Preparing for re-use processes can include the removal of whole components or parts where they are

intended to either be used in the repair of faulty equipment or sold as re-use parts.

The following EEE are not in the scope of this document:
— industrial monitoring and control instruments;

— in vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical devices or active implantable devices.

NOTE 2 Examples of industrial monitoring and control instruments include equipment intended for use in

potentially explosive atmospheres, and monitoring and control equipment that performs a safety function as part of

industrial control system.

NOTE 3 in vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical devices and active implantable devices have the capacity to

collect and harbour pathogens, depending on the environment in which they operated. It is essential to follow

clinically proven means for decontamination. Relevant Directives are 93/42/EEC and 98/79/EC.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 50625 (series), Collection, logistics and treatment requirements for WEEE

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
accessory

device supplementing a main device or apparatus, but not forming part of it, that is needed for its

operation or to confer on it specific characteristics

Note 1 to entry: Accessories can include, for example, refrigerator shelves, adaptor leads, internal shelves,

handles and drawers.

[SOURCE: IEC 60050-151: International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - Part 151: Electrical and

magnetic devices modified by including the note to entry]
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3.2
collection

gathering of WEEE, including the preliminary sorting and preliminary storage of WEEE for the purposes

of transport to a logistics facility or a treatment facility

Note 1 to entry: WEEE can also be transported to a preparing for re-use facility. According to Directive

2008/98/EC, preparing for re-use is one form of treatment.
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.6]
3.3
collection facility
location designated for the gathering of WEEE to facilitate separate collection

Note 1 to entry: This facility has as its core activity waste and/or WEEE collection, e.g. a municipal or non-

municipal collection centre, unlike a collection point.
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.10]
3.4
component

constituent part of a device which cannot be physically divided into smaller parts without losing its

particular function
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.9]
3.5
CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)

component used to display images comprising a vacuum tube and integral fluorescent screen

[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.7]
3.6
CRT equipment
equipment containing at least one Cathode Ray Tube
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.8]
3.7
disposal

any operation which is not recovery even where the operation has as a secondary consequence the

reclamation of substances or energy

Note 1 to entry: Annex I of Directive 2008/98/EC sets out a non-exhaustive list of disposal operations.

[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.8
electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)

equipment which is dependent on electric 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 rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct

current
[SOURCE: Directive 2012/19/EU]
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3.9
firmware
coding contained in a read-only memory device
EXAMPLE Basic input/output system (BIOS) of a personal computer.

Note 1 to entry: Firmware, in normal usage, is not intended for modification and requires the hardware device

containing it to be replaced or re-programmed.
[SOURCE: IEV definition 192-01-35]
3.10
flat panel
that part of the flat panel display where the image is produced
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.15]
3.11
flat panel display

assembly of components that use technologies that produce and display an image without the use of

cathode ray tubes

Note 1 to entry: The term “flat panel module” is also used as an alternative to the term flat panel display.

[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.16]
3.12
flat panel display equipment
equipment using a flat panel display having a display screen larger than 100 cm

Note 1 to entry: Examples of flat panel display equipment include LCD TV, Plasma TV, LCD screens and

monitors, and notebooks.
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.17]
3.13
hazardous waste
waste which exhibits one or more hazardous properties

Note 1 to entry: The term “hazardous waste” is defined in Directive 2008/98/EC; the properties of hazardous

waste are described in Annex III of Directive 2008/98/EC.
3.14
lamp

electric light source, for general or special lighting purposes, but excluding filament bulbs

Note 1 to entry: General lighting can include straight and compact fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge

lamps – including high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps, low pressure sodium lamps, and Light Emitting

Diodes (including organic). Special lighting is provided by lamps for the purpose of spreading or controlling light

(UV lamps, projection lamps, xenon lamps, etc.). A non-exhaustive list can be found in Directive 2012/19/EU.

[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.20]
3.15
lamp, gas discharge

lamp in which the light is produced directly or indirectly by an electric discharge through a gas, a metal

vapour, or a mixture of several gases and vapours
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Note 1 to entry: Examples of gas discharge lamps include straight fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps,

fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge lamps – including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps, low

pressure sodium lamps, and exclude LED lamps and filament lamps.

Note 2 to entry: Some backlighting lamps (typically non-LED types), as mentioned in Annex F of

EN 50625-1:2014 and Directive 2012/19/EU Annex VII, contain mercury.
[SOURCE: Regulation (EU) No. 1194/2012]
3.16
logistics

planning, implementing and controlling of the transportation, handling, preliminary storage and/or sorting

of WEEE from point of origin to point of delivery

[SOURCE: CLC/TS 50625-4, Technical Specification for the collection and logistics associated with

WEEE definition 3.10]
3.17
logistics facility

facility for receiving and preparing for transportation to preparing for re-use facilities or to WEEE

treatment facilities

[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.22 modified to include preparing for re-use facilities]

3.18
manufacturer

any natural or legal person who manufactures a product or has a product designed or manufactured

and markets that product under his name or trademark
[SOURCE: EU Regulation 765/2008]

Note 1 to entry: Directive 2012/19/EU defines ‘placing on the market’ as the first making available of a product on

the market within the territory of a Member State on a professional basis.
3.19
operator terms
3.19.1
operator
entity that performs one or more processes on WEEE

Note 1 to entry: Processes on WEEE could include collection, handling, shipping, sorting, storage, transport,

trading and treatment including preparing for re-use.

[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.25 modified by adding ‘including preparing for re-use’.]

3.19.2
logistics operator
responsible for logistics of WEEE

Note 1 to entry: A logistics operator can be a waste carrier who does or does not have a logistics facility.

[SOURCE: CLC/TS 50625-4, Technical Specification for Collection, Logistics and Transportation of

WEEE definition 3.12.3]
3.19.3
preparing for re-use operator
operator responsible for the preparing for re-use of WEEE
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Note 1 to entry: Preparing for re-use is considered as treatment (Directive 2008/98/EC). The treatment of WEEE

other than preparing for re-use is defined in EN 50625-1.
3.19.4
treatment operator

operator responsible for the treatment of WEEE other than the preparing for re-use operator

[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.36 modified by adding ‘other than the preparing for re-use

operator']
3.20
preparing for re-use

checking, cleaning or repairing recovery operations, by which products or components of products that

have become waste are prepared so that they can be re-used without any other pre-processing

[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.21
preparing for re-use facility
location where WEEE undergoes preparing for re-use
3.22
re-use

any operation by which products or components that are not waste are used again for the same purpose

for which they were conceived
[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.23
re-usable electrical and electronic equipment (REEE)

whole equipment which was previously discarded as WEEE, which has been prepared for re-use for the

same purpose for which it was conceived

Note 1 to entry: The term REEE is used within this document to identify equipment that has met the requirements

of the preparing for re-use process set out in this document. REEE is the result of the successful completion of the

preparing for re-use process.
3.24
REEE component

spare-part, component, sub-assembly or consumable, which formed part of WEEE when it entered the

preparing for re-use facility, which has been prepared for re-use for the same purpose for which it was

conceived

Note 1 to entry: Re-usable components include washing machine motors, bearings, integrated circuits and

accessories, attachments (e.g. vacuum cleaner hoses, food mixer blades), and sub-assemblies (e.g. hard disk

drives, power supplies, memory drives, printer cartridges). It excludes new unused parts.

Note 2 to entry: The phrase “components, sub-assemblies or consumables, which formed part of the equipment

at the time of discarding” has been taken from the definition of WEEE in Directive 2012/19/EU.

3.25
recovery

any operation the principal result of which is waste serving a useful purpose by replacing other materials

which would otherwise have been used to fulfil a particular function, or waste being prepared to fulfil that

function, in the plant or in the wider economy

Note 1 to entry: Annex II of Directive 2008/98/EC sets out a non-exhaustive list of recovery operations.

[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
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recycling

any recovery operation by which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances

whether for the original or other purposes. It includes the reprocessing of organic material but does not

include energy recovery and the reprocessing into materials that are to be used as fuels or for backfilling

operations
[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.27
REEE warranty

commitment provided by the preparing for re-use operator to a customer (e.g. private household or

business) promising to repair or replace or refund a REEE or REEE component that has failed post the

transfer to the new user

Note 1 to entry: This is separate from a legal warranty provided by a manufacturer or retailer.

3.28
software

programs, procedures, rules, documentation and data of an information processing system

EXAMPLE Requirements and design specifications; source code listings, check lists and comments; “Help” text and

messages for display at the computer/human interface; instructions for installation and operation; and support

guides for hardware and software maintenance.

Note 1 to entry: Software is an intellectual creation that is independent of the medium upon which it is recorded.

Note 2 to entry: Software requires hardware devices to execute programs and to store and transmit data.

Note 3 to entry: Types of software include firmware, system software, and application software.

[SOURCE: IEV 192-01-07]
3.29
temperature exchange equipment

category of electrical and electronic equipment covered by Directive 2012/19/EU, which non-

exhaustively encompasses, according to its Annex IV, ‘refrigerators, freezers, equipment which

automatically delivers cold products, air conditioning equipment, dehumidifying equipment, heat pumps,

radiators containing oil and other temperature exchange equipment using fluids other than water for the

temperature exchange’

Note 1 to entry: Directive 2012/19/EU does not define what is meant by “temperature exchange equipment”. If

this term is clarified further by the European Commission or the Courts then it is essential that the term as used in

this document is construed in the same way as those clarifications.
3.30
treatment

recovery or disposal operations, including preparation prior to recovery or disposal

[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.31
treatment facility
location where WEEE undergoes treatment
[SOURCE: EN 50625-1:2014, definition 3.35]
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volatile fluorocarbon (VFC)

organic chemical compound consisting of carbon and fluorine atoms (in some cases also with chlorine

and/or hydrogen), which is able to change phase when used as a refrigerant or produce cells in plastic

structure of an insulating foam when used as a blowing agent
[SOURCE: EN 50625-2-3:2017]
3.33
volatile hydrocarbon (VHC)

organic chemical compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon which is able to change phase

when used as a refrigerant or produce cells in plastic structure of an insulating foam when used as a

blowing agent
[SOURCE: EN 50625-2-3:2017]
3.34
waste

any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard

[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.35
waste management

collection, transport, recovery and disposal of waste, including the supervision of such operations and

the after-care of disposal sites, and including actions taken as a dealer or broker

[SOURCE: Directive 2008/98/EC]
3.36
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

electrical or electronic equipment which is waste within the meaning of Article 3(1) of Directive

2008/98/EC, including all components, subassemblies and consumables
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