2020 GA Meeting May 6th in Kristiansand (KRS), Norway


The 2019 GA meeting which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Madrid, Spain was a resounding success. Hosted by FerroGlobe, the meeting which lasted 4 hours saw several deliberations related to the consortium governace, dossier updates and classification & labelling. Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Chairmanand  a new 2nd Vice Chairman were appointed, meanwhile the 1st Vice Chiarman was maintained to enure continuity 
  • Dossier updates: Reveal changes in classification and labelling if compared to the 2010 submitted dossiers
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
  • Brexit and data: Mara will continue to support REACH registration inside and outside the EU (UK REACH inclusive) but at a charge yet to be determined 

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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