2019 GA meeting May 8 in Madrid

2018 GA MEETING

The 2018 GA meeting which took place on Thursday 3 May 2018 in Brugge, Belgium saw an increase in attendance from 2017. Hosted by Prince-Erachem, the meeting which lasted 5 hours saw several deliberations related to the last REACH deadline and its consequences thereafter including the possible re-structuring of the consortium.  Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Future structure of Mara: A more streamline structure to be established if the organisation is to continue functioning infinitely or in the event of a complete closure its mandate and members to be incorporated within the Mn trade association –The IMnI. Discussions are still on-going  
  • Collaboration: A clearly defined pathway for collaboration between Mara and the IMnI was established
  • Data-sharing Regulation: Approval of the reimbursement structure (to be executed in phases) in accordance with regulation 2016/9
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
Substance Information Sheet (SIS)

Substance Information Sheet (SIS)

A REACH registrant is required to produce and provide a safety data sheet (SDS) if the substance put on the EU market is:

(a)    Classified as hazardous under the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC) or as dangerous under the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC); or

(b)    It is persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) as defined in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation; or

(c)    The substance is included in the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Candidate List of substances of very high concern

You can find the candidate list on ECHA's website at the following link: http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp

If the substance does not meet any of the above criteria it is not mandatory to produce a SDS.

In such cases, and if agreed with the supply chain, a voluntary Substance Information Sheet (SIS) can be provided if absolutely necessary. This is not a mandatory requirement hence there is no prescribed format.

Click here to see proposed template


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