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 sulphide (EC: 242-599-3; Cas: 18820-29-6)

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

The dossier was updated in 2016 to align with ever-changing CLP adaptations and the updated ECHA guidance on environmental classification for metals. This review led to no acute or chronic classification for the environment (See CLP Notifications).

However, from the evidence in the dossier submitted it was clear that compliance with the 90 days sub-chronic endpoint by way of a waiver was weak. It is anticipated that the study might be requested by ECHA in the near future.

In view of the updated IUCLID and Chesar tool ( post 2016 updates), this dossier will be spontaneously updated in 2020. This way eSDS friendly exposure scenerios can be provided to the SIEF.

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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