2018 GA meeting: May 3rd in Belgium

2017 GA MEETING

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

Ferromanganese Slag - Dossier out of Compliance

The registered substabce ferromanganese Slag (FeMn slag)  received a Statement of Non-Compliance (SONC) from ECHA in April, 2018. ECHA’s dissatisfaction is on the “lack” of compliance with the chronic exposure endpoint – 90 days study. Mara, on behalf of the lead registrant had complied with this ECHA's Compliance check request by using a 90 days Oral study conducted on the analogue substance SiMn slag. Mara is working with the lead registrant to address this issue at member state level. The Spanish Competent Authority has been contacted and a meeting is scheduled for June 4. 2018. 

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