2020 GA Meeting May 6th in Kristiansand (KRS), Norway


The 2019 GA meeting which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Madrid, Spain was a resounding success. Hosted by FerroGlobe, the meeting which lasted 4 hours saw several deliberations related to the consortium governace, dossier updates and classification & labelling. Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Chairmanand  a new 2nd Vice Chairman were appointed, meanwhile the 1st Vice Chiarman was maintained to enure continuity 
  • Dossier updates: Reveal changes in classification and labelling if compared to the 2010 submitted dossiers
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
  • Brexit and data: Mara will continue to support REACH registration inside and outside the EU (UK REACH inclusive) but at a charge yet to be determined 

Manganese (EC: 231-105-1; Cas: 7439-96-5)


Submitted in 2010, with no testing proposals, manganese has not undergone any aspect of the REACH evaluation process to date.

However, reviews to align the dossier with the ever-changing CLP adaptations has triggered Transformation Dissolution Protocol (TDp) testing for the purposes of environmental classification of fines/massives. The testing completed in by year end 2017 concluded that Mn fines at particle sizes <45 micron will be classified as Chronic cat 2 for the environment.  

ECHA's soft letter dated 22 January 2018 sent to all Mn registrants http://consortium.manganese.org/news/article/four-manganese-substances-short-listed-by-the-echa-as-substances-of-potenti triggered a dossier update with a focus on reproductive toxicity endpoints. The lead dossier was updated to align with ECHA's request and submitted on February 16th, 2018

However,  earlier this year (Q&, 2019) with new available data, CLP classification evaluation and changes triggered a dossier update.   All co-registrants that have met their financial obligations have been provided with the following:

1) Updated CSR

2) Exposure scenarios for their eSDS

3) Updated CLP classification.

An SDS temeplate has been prepared (Q3, 2019) for industry's use. This can be provided to you upon request - contact reach@manganese.org

Note: Post 2018, the consortium will no longer invoice co-registrants  for ECHA requested studies retrospectively. All compliance check related work will require co-registrants to contribute their share before any dossier update work can begin. 

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