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

Successful submissions: Compliance checks accepted

After successfully submitting 13 lead dossiers, 5 of the registration dossiers entered the second phase of REACH evaluation. The 5 substances involved in the dossier evaluation process are MnO2 (EC: 215-202-6), SiMn slag (EC: 273-733-9), FeMn slag (EC: 273-728-1), MnCO3 (EC: 209-942-9), and Mn3O4 (215-266-5). Complying with the evaluation request has certainly kept the Mn Consortium very busy over the past few years.

The consortium is therefore very proud to announce the successful completion, submission, and acceptance of 3 out of the 5 registration dossiers (MnO2, SiMn slag, and MnCO3) under the relevant compliance check rules.

Work is ongoing for the remaining 2 substances, Mn3O4 and FeMn slag, with submission scheduled for Q4 2017.

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