2021 GA Meeting May 12th, 14:00-15:30

2020 GA MEETING

 

The 2020 GA meeting which normally takes place in May was postponed to November 4th due to the global pandemic. The November 4th meeting which was virtual saw 20 attendees and lasted an hour as most of the GA mandated task/decisions were addressed by way of votes prior to the meeting. Chaired by Interim Chairman Dr Bernd Friede, the meeting though brief was effective with some key decisions taken as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Executive team was endorsed with the 2nd Vice-Chairman becoming the Chairman and Secretary General maintained to ensure continuity
  • Non-EU letter of Access Fees: Letter of Access fees and administration fees for non-EU REACH-Like regulations per substance, per legal entity for non-MARA members was established
  • Members involvement in Non-EU regulations: MARA members wishing to register substances in non-EU REACH-like regulations will only pay administration fees as they own the data generated by MARA
  • Technical update: Three dossiers updated this year lead to a new classification for manganese based UVCB’s
  • 2020 Workplan and budget were ratified in Q1, 2020 via round robin votes.

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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