2019 GA meeting May 8 in Madrid


The 2018 GA meeting which took place on Thursday 3 May 2018 in Brugge, Belgium saw an increase in attendance from 2017. Hosted by Prince-Erachem, the meeting which lasted 5 hours saw several deliberations related to the last REACH deadline and its consequences thereafter including the possible re-structuring of the consortium.  Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Future structure of Mara: A more streamline structure to be established if the organisation is to continue functioning infinitely or in the event of a complete closure its mandate and members to be incorporated within the Mn trade association –The IMnI. Discussions are still on-going  
  • Collaboration: A clearly defined pathway for collaboration between Mara and the IMnI was established
  • Data-sharing Regulation: Approval of the reimbursement structure (to be executed in phases) in accordance with regulation 2016/9
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget

Dossier Updates for Mn salts

The Consortium is in the process of updating the following 3 dossiers - MnCl2 (EC: 231-869-6  Cas:7773-01-5), MnSO4 (EC: 232-089-9 Cas:7785-87-7) and Mn(NO2)3 (EC: 233-828-8 Cas: 10377-66-9). Submitted since 2010, significant amount of available literature, studies and news uses exist, hence in accordance with REACH Annex 22 - 1: following registration, a registrant shall be responsible on his own initiative for updating his registration without undue delay with relevant new information...) these dossiers will be updated by December 15th, 2017 and will trigger the need for the consortium to provide those SIEF members that have registered with the following:

  • ‚ÄčUpdated CSR 
  • Tabular format of ES's to facilitate the production and translation of eSDS's
  • A list of uses advised against

We hope that by January 31st 2018 these updated document will be available for all interested parties.

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