Notifying hazardous chemical mixtures for industrial use – new procedure from 1st January 2024

On 1 January 2024 Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation will enter into force for industrial use mixtures that are classified as hazardous on the basis of their health or physical effects.  From that date, if you place such a mixture on the market in Ireland, you must notify it to the National Poisons Information Centre in Beaumont Hospital (NPIC) in the harmonised format via the ECHA PCN portal. Visit the ECHA Poison Centres website for more information on making a notification via the PCN portal,
If you have notified your industrial use mixtures directly to the NPIC before 1 January 2024 these notifications will remain valid until 1 January 2025 or until changes are made to the product (e.g. changes to the mixture composition, toxicological properties or product identifiers). If your product remains unchanged until 1 January 2025, you must then make a new notification in the harmonised format via the ECHA PCN portal, as no migration of data is planned. If your product is discontinued before the end of 2024, you do not need to make a new submission.

ECHA webinar on Poison centre notifications: new changes and functionalities

ECHA held a webinar on “Poison centre notifications: explaining new changes and functionalities” on 24th November 2021.

This webinar details all the latest changes and improvements following the October 2021 release of the poison centre notification (PCN) format and IT solution. It provides more information on the group submission process, as well as covering the coming changes such as the disable submission functionality. The webinar recording is available here