General Assembly Meeting Thursday, May 5th 10:00 – 13:00

General Assembly Meeting - 2022

A virtual (Zoom) and face-to-face meeting in Paris, France

followed by Lunch

Other Logistical information to follow nearer the time




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 Sulphate EC Number: 232-089-9 Dossier update - CSR

A spontaneous update to the lead registration of manganese sulphate has been submitted to ECHA on 24th September 2021.  


Recent ECHA correspondences from co-registrants highlighted the following life-cycle stages in the existing CSR not to meet ECHA’s requirements, hence a CSR update was NECESSARY.  

Consumer uses: Consumer use of fertiliser products - PC 12: Fertilisers 

To address this, the updated CSR has been prepared using CHESAR v3.6. and this use presented a challenge because the derived no effect levels (DNELs) for this substance are very low and for consumer exposure it is not possible (according the ECHA guidance) to rely on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to control exposure. Hence the exposure assessment for human health could only pass by amending the concentration of MnSO4 in products that are intended for consumer use.  

Therefore, the maximum concentration of MnSO4 for consumer safe use of fertiliser products is 12.5%. Products containing MnSO4 above this concentration will therefore unfortunately not be supported by this chemical safety report*.  

The full list of life-cycle stages covered by the updated CSR is unchanged from the previous version but there is a restriction on the concentration of the MnSO4 in fertilisers - max 12.5% above which the use falls under uses advised against.

​Registrants with uptodate LoA payments, and supplying >10tpa should  request the new updated CSR from and  carefully check to ensure that their use of the substance falls within the scope of the exposure scenarios provided for these life-cycle stage.



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