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.

DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION/ SiMn slag (Silicomanganese slag)/ OECD 110/GLP

Particle Size Distribution. Particle size data have been acquired using a procedure designed to comply with the European Commission technical guidance document Particle Size Distribution, Fibre Length and Diameter Distribution' (June 1996), which satisfies the requirements of OECD Guideline 110. The results are as follows:

Measurement Method Result
Proportion of test material having an inhalable particle size less than 100 µm Sieve <0.1 %

 

To obtain the full study, please contact: reach@manganese.org

 

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