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.

Mn Dossier update - CSR submitted Jointly

Manganese metal REACH dossier faced extensive updates during the year 2021. Following demands from ECHA and in order to understand post 2010 co-registrants use and exposure patterns an extensive survey was launched and a registration update was submitted on 21 September 2021 to align with this new/uptodate information - this submission was rejected with feedback from ECHA mainly focussing on unaccaptable Bioaccumulation waiver.

ECHA's concerns were addressed and the dossier re-submitted - this second submission was accepted by ECHA on 7 December 2021.


Furthermore, a proposal was made by some co-registrants for the Lead registrant to submitted a joint CSR. After examination of the proposal by the Manganese REACH Administration (MARA) Board it was considered more convenient for co-registrants if the CSR was formally included as part of the joint submission. Hence a further update was concluded on 8 December 2021.

We consider that the jointly submitted CSR covers the vast majority of common uses of manganese metal in the EU but registrants should check carefully to make sure that their own uses are covered. Registrants with niche uses may need to complete their own CSR to cover the said use.

The cost associated to all the above mentioned updates will be recalculated in the reimbursement model and a top-up invoice or credit note ( as the case may be) will be issued to all registrants.

We do not anticipate doing any more work on  the Mn metal dossier during over 2022 unless ECHA request further information. 

In case of questions on the CSR please contact


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