2021 GA Meeting May 12th, 14:00-15:30

2020 GA MEETING

 

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.
REACH - Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals

REACH - Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals

The EU’s REACH regulation is focused primarily on substances and effects:

  • All EU-based substance manufacturers
  • All EU-based substance importers
  • All EU-based importers of articles containing substances of high concern, or articles containing a substance that is intended to be released where the substance involved is manufactured or imported at a volume ≥1 tonne per year, per registrant

REACH includes substances in isolation (including metals, metallic oxides, and metallic salts) or in preparations (such as metallic alloys). If you are manufacturing any such substance in the EU, or importing any such substance into the EU, then it is essential that you develop a REACH strategy for your business.

REACH-registration deadlines for:

High volume tonnage substances (i.e.>1000 tonnes) was 30 November 2010
Medium volume tonnage substances (i.e. 100-999 tonnes) was 31st May 2013
Low volume substances (i.e. <100 tonnes) was 31st May 2018


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