2020 GA Meeting May 6th Postponed to November 4th due to COVID 19



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.

Registration Update - UVCB’s

Over the past 3 months the consortium has been working on updating the following dossiers:

Slags, FeMn-manufacturing 273-728-1 69012-28-8 
Slags, SiMn-manufacturing 273-733-9 69012-33-5 
Manganese ores, reduced 273-748-0 69012-49-3

The dossiers were updated in accordance with the regulators continuous drive for periodic dossier updates, new data (emanating from compliance checks) and in alignment with post registration deadline ECHA guidance documents. The review of new available data, updated use patterns and the use of ECHA guidance led to the classification of all 3 substances which are within the same readacross category. In view of this classification new/updated chemical safety reports, and exposure scenarios have been generated and submitted to the ECHA via dossier updates. 

The secretariat encourages all registrants to update their dossiers accordingly. To this end please request for your updated CSR's and ES by contacting reach@manganese.org


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