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

2019 GA MEETING

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 

Slags, FeMn-manufacturing EC 273-728-1 Cas 69012-28-8 - Dossier Now in Compliance

The registered substance ferromanganese Slag (FeMn slag) received a Statement of Non-Compliance (SONC) from ECHA in April 2018. ECHA’s dissatisfaction is on the “lack” of compliance with the chronic exposure endpoint – 90 days study. Mara, on behalf of the lead registrant met with the Spanish CA on June 4 to resolve the matter. Both parties agreed that the 90 days study from analogue substance SiMn slag should be used in conjunction with the NTP study on MnSO4 (to account for the higher concentration on Mn in FeMn slags compared to SiMn slag).

The dossier was updated on June 15th with the above mentioned studies (no new study was conducted for the 90 days endpoint for this substance), and on August 7th  ECHA had reviewed the updated dossier and found it to compliant with the Compliance check final decision request.

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