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


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 

Trimanganese tetraoxide (Mn3O4) dossier Recieves a Statement of Non-Compliance (SONC)

The registered substance trimanganese tetraoxide (Mn3O4) received a Statement of Non-Compliance (SONC) from ECHA in April 2018. ECHA’s dissatisfaction was on the “lack” of compliance with the Pre-natal Developmental (PND) endpoint. A PND study was requested for this substance by ECHA in its final decision. The study could not be completed on time to meet ECHA's dossier update deadline. The study took longer than anticipated due to several unusual but minor skeletal foetal deformations. These deformations have led the substance to be classified as a Repro Cat 2.  

 The lead registrant with the support of Mara drew up a plan to update the dossier with this new PND information and liaised accordingly with the Belgian CA. The dossier was updated on August 17th  and passed the completeness check. We await confirmation on compliance in accordance with final decision request from ECHA.


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