2018 GA meeting: May 3rd in Belgium


The 2017 GA meeting took place on Thursday 4 May 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany and was a resounding success with attendance reaching 60%, the highest since 2010. Hosted by Cronimet Holding GmbH, the meeting lasted 5 hours and saw several key decisions taken by way of vote.

Some highlights:

  • Change of Governance: Election of Tim Hird (Prince-Erachem) as Chairman; Dr Bernd Friede (Elkem) as First Vice Chair; Arnaud Vigier (Eramet) as Second Vice Chair; and Dr Doreen McGough (MARA) as Secretary General
  • Approval of an established SIEF data-sharing model in accordance with regulation 2016/9
  • Approval of the 2017 workplan and budget
  • Approval of plan to share consortium-owned OECD/GLP studies for K-REACH registration purposes

Dossier Updates for Mn salts

The Consortium is in the process of updating the following 3 dossiers - MnCl2 (EC: 231-869-6  Cas:7773-01-5), MnSO4 (EC: 232-089-9 Cas:7785-87-7) and Mn(NO2)3 (EC: 233-828-8 Cas: 10377-66-9). Submitted since 2010, significant amount of available literature, studies and news uses exist, hence in accordance with REACH Annex 22 - 1: following registration, a registrant shall be responsible on his own initiative for updating his registration without undue delay with relevant new information...) these dossiers will be updated by December 15th, 2017 and will trigger the need for the consortium to provide those SIEF members that have registered with the following:

  • ‚ÄčUpdated CSR 
  • Tabular format of ES's to facilitate the production and translation of eSDS's
  • A list of uses advised against

We hope that by January 31st 2018 these updated document will be available for all interested parties.

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