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

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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 metal dossier update

Following our extensive survey of companies regarding their use pattern of manganese metal the CSR was thoroughly updated and a registration update was submitted on 21 September 2021 - this was rejected with raised concerns from ECHA. The concens were addressed and the dossier submitted and accepted on  7 December 2021.

A further update more of an admin nature - submission of the CSR jointly was carried and acepted on December 8th, 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 that use.

We do not anticipate any more work on Mn metal dossier in 2022. However, all cost incurred in 2021 will be recalculated in the reimbursement model and LoA top-up fees/credit notes will be issued by end of year 2022

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