Start of the Si/FeSi slag/Silicate SIEF

The sameness survey of Si/FeSi Silicate/Slag according to the ID card provided ended at midnight on Friday, 3 April 2009.
A large majority of the opinions expressed for the sameness was reached.
The statistics presented below triggered the official start of the Si/FeSi Silicate/Slag SIEF.
This SIEF is run by Euroalliages on behalf of Elkem - SIEF Facilitator.

Results of the sameness and status survey

Results of the sameness survey
Agreement to the ID card:                       YES: 100 %
                                                              NO:   0%
Results of the status survey
Leading:                   15 %
Involved:                 69 %
Passive:                   16 %
Dormant:                   0 %

ELKEM designated as Lead Registrant

ELKEM confirmed as Lead Registrant

REACH requires the joint submission of data as a minimum for classification and labelling, study summaries and proposals for testing. The so-called “joint dossier” has to be submitted by a Lead Registrant, on behalf of and with the agreement of the other registrants. Technically, only the Lead Registrant will submit the joint part of the dossier on the REACH IT system.

A 'lead registrant' must submit this information on behalf of all registrants of the same substance, unless they choose to opt out.
SIEF members need to be involved in the designation of the Lead Registrant.

ELKEM, the well-known Norwegian metals and materials group, agreed to shoulder the responsibilities involved in the task of Lead Registrant. In accordance with the responses of the SIEF member companies in 2009 to ELKEM's candidature, ELKEM was confirmed as Lead Registrant for Si/FeSi silicate. ELKEM has the full backing of the Si Consortium and its Secretariat and consultants. As SIEF facilitator, it has already taken steps to accelerate the assessment process (testing by the consortium and call for data in the SIEF).

Please note that the target date for the registration has been provisionally set as 30 September 2010.