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

Slags, FeMn-manufacturing EC 273-728-1 Cas 69012-28-8 - Dossier Now in Compliance

The registered substance 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 met with the Spanish CA on June 4 to resolve the matter. Both parties agreed that the 90 days study from analogue substance SiMn slag should be used in conjunction with the NTP study on MnSO4 (to account for the higher concentration on Mn in FeMn slags compared to SiMn slag).

The dossier was updated on June 15th with the above mentioned studies (no new study was conducted for the 90 days endpoint for this substance), and on August 7th  ECHA had reviewed the updated dossier and found it to compliant with the Compliance check final decision request.

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