REACH Metals Gateway

MEED programme

Eurometaux, in close cooperation with the consortia/commodities/associations/companies, designed a comprehensive “environmental exposure gathering programme” covering today’s and expected needs for tomorrow to comply with the Zero Pollution Ambition and biodiversity objectives. For finding more information on the programme please click here

The programme is composed of two “data gathering packs” driven by the following regulatory concerns: the Mixture Assessment Factor (MAF) proposed under REACH by the CSS, and, the Zero Pollution Action Plan /MISA/REACH pack, covering in total six projects. They all contribute in a stepwise and tiered way to the demonstration that metals environmental exposures are not expected to be harmful to health and the environment.

For more information on the interactive scheme below:

MIXTURE ASSESSMENT
FACTOR (MAF)
REACH / ZPAP
ENV:
Reality check
PROJECT 1
Regional exposure assessment
PROJECT 2
STP exposure assessment
PROJECT 3
Ecological relevance
PROJECT 4
Mixture effects of metals with organics
PROJECT 5
Mixture effects of metals
PROJECT 6
MAF level 2

The projects will run between 2022 and 2024 (for 3 years). The timeline has been defined to be able to feed the deliverables in due time into regulatory debates (e.g., REACH Revisions, MAF impact assessments and debates, Zero Pollution Action Plan activities, Water Framework Directive etc.)

For additional information on the MEED programme, please make sure you check our Q and A section

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)Europe 32nd Annual Meeting poster can be downloaded here

The MEED 3 year programme is sponsored by the following consortia/associations/commodities and companies:

Albemarle: Global Specialty Chemicals Company 
Arsenic Consortium – AS consortium 
Cobalt Institute
Copper Compounds Consortium 
Eurofer 
European Aluminium 
European Copper Institute 
European Precious Metals Federation 
Finnish Steel and Metal Producers 
International Molybdenum Association 
International Antimony Association 
International Tungsten Industry Association 
International Zinc Association 

International Lead Association 
NiPERA INC - Nickel Institute 
Reach Borates Consortium 
Reach Indium Consortium Reach Germanium 
Reach Selenium & Tellurium Consortium 
Reach Zinc Consortium & Reach Cadmium Consortium

Rare Earth Consortium 
The Vanadium Consortium 
Titanium Dioxide Industry TDIC - Reach Centrum 

The MEED 3 year programme will cover the following metals substances:

Aluminium 
Antimony 
Arsenic
Borates  
Cadmium
Cobalt
Copper 
Copper Compound 
Germanium
Gold  
Indium
Lead 
Molybdenum
PGM's 
Rhenium
Silver
Thungsten
Vanadium
Zinc 
Selenium 
Tellurium 
Nickel  
Titanium dioxide

The programme is still open to anyone who wishes to become a sponsor. 

For more information please contact us at: meed@eurometaux.be

Last page update: 17 May 2022