2023 Mn REACH Conference September 26-28th Thon Hotel, City Centre, Brussels

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MARA's 2023 Mn REACH Conference is scheduled to take place on September 26-28 at the Thon Hotel City Centre, Brussels.

Speakers from the Manganese Industry, other Metal Consortia, European Metal Associations and Regulatory Experts will enlighten you on the short-term risks/threats on your businesses as well as your responsibilities under the Evaluation aspect of EU REACH


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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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