Welcome to the SIEF webpage for Slags, Steelmaking, Vanadium

(Vanadium Steelmaking Slags, EINECS No. 273-734-4)

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SIEF – Who is who?

  • Lead Registrant for Sub-SIEF 1: GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH
  • Lead Registrant for Sub-SIEF 2: Treibacher Industrie AG
  • SIEF Facilitator: Vanadium Consortium on behalf of the Lead Registrant.
  • Pre-registrants can participate in the SIEF at different activity levels: very active, involved, passive, and dormant.

Two different Slags, Steelmaking, Vanadium were successfully REACH registered as "intermediates > 1000 tpy” by the Lead Registrants in November 2010.

If you are a SIEF-member that is not a member of the Vanadium Consortium, you will need to:

  • Purchase a Letter of Access (LoA) to the technical dossier from the Vanadium Consortium.  For further details, please visit the LOA website WEBLINK.
  • Join the Joint Submission for this substance in REACH-IT. (You will receive the needed details after you have purchased your Letter of Access).
  • Prepare and submit your joint-submission REACH-registration dossier to ECHA.  (After an LoA purchase, the Vanadium Consortium will provide Joint-Submission Guidance and a template IUCLID electronic i5z file).

SIEF Time table:

  • May – September 2009:
    • All pre-registrants for Vanadium Steelmaking Slags were invited to participate in the Substance Sameness Survey.
  • October 2009:
    • The SIEF was formed.
    • The results of the substance sameness survey were sent to all pre-registrants.
    • 4 pre-registrants responded to the survey (out of a total of 26 pre-registrants in the REACH-IT system).
    • A SIEF member letter was sent to all participants of the Substance Sameness Survey.
      • GfE Metalle und Materialen GmbH was proposed as Lead Registrant.
      • SIEF members were asked to nominate further candidate Lead Registrants until October 20th.
    • SIEF members that offer data for sharing were contacted.
  • November 2009:
    • Elected Lead Registrant: GfE Metalle und Materialen GmbH
      • No other candidates were nominated.
  • August 2010:
    • Split of SIEF into SUB-SIEF 1 and SUB-SIEF 2 (see above)
      • Due to differences in physico-chemical parameters & respective hazard profiles.
  • November 2010:
    • Two different Slags, Steelmaking, Vanadium (EINECS No. 273-734-4) were successfully REACH registered as "intermediates > 1000 tpy".


Technical Dossier compilation:

  • The Vanadium Consortium has been actively working for several years to collect, generate and compile the data required for REACH registration of this substance.
    • Collect and generate data required as per REACH Annex VII  completed
    • Data entry into IUCLID 5                           completed
    • Identification of Uses                                 n.a. 1
    • Chemical Safety Assessment                     n.a. 1
    • Chemical Safety Report                             n.a. 1
    • Exposure Scenarios                                   n.a. 1
    • Develop classification & labeling proposal  completed
    • Submission of Registration Dossier:          completed

n.a. 1 - not applicable as this substance is handled as intermediate under strictly controlled conditions.

Options to fulfil your REACH Registration obligations:

  1. Join the registration by means of a Letter of Access to the Registration Dossier on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
  2. Join the registration by means of membership to the Vanadium Consortium

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ECHA Fact sheets & Guidance:

The Vanadium Consortium is acting as SIEF facilitator for Vanadium Consortium member registrants who indicated their willingness at Pre-Registration to conduct this activity for the substances listed on this page.