Are You Ready For The Poison Centre Notification Deadlines?
Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation will see Poison Centre information harmonised across the European Union (EU). This new legislation – which was originally intended to apply from 1st January 2020 – is set to be amended later this year, seeing the first Poison Centres compliance deadline pushed back by one year to 1st January 2021.
The legislation introduces a number of major changes for companies who supply hazardous chemicals, with new submission requirements such as product category, full chemical composition, toxicological information and a UFI number. Despite the deadline extension, submitting data to Poison Centres remains a complex process.
UL can help. Our world-class team of global regulatory specialists and our expert software tools can assist you in meeting your obligations and avoiding the financial and legal costs of non-compliance.
Annex VIII Amendment Sees First Poison Centres Compliance Deadline Extended By One Year
At the 31st meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL), held on 18th September 2019, the proposed amendments to Annex VIII to CLP were agreed, which – amongst other changes – pushes back the first Poison Centres compliance deadline for mixtures intended for consumer use by one year, bringing it in line with the deadline for professional use mixtures.
The first Poison Centres compliance deadline is now set to be 1st January 2021.
White Paper: A "How To" Guide to Reach Annex VIII Compliance [Updated August 2019]
In an attempt to harmonise Poison Centre information across the EU, Annex VIII to CLP was published in March 2017, and laid out a number of key processes, obligations, and deadlines relating to Poison Centre Notifications.
These requirements – which must be satisfied to avoid the financial and legal costs of non-compliance – depend on the products you supply and your role in the supply chain.
This free White Paper – co-authored by UL Regulatory Specialists Dr. Charlotte Blackburn and Dr. Rebecca Pickering – takes you through some of the key requirements of Annex VIII, and helps identify the steps you need to take to achieve accurate compliance.
More of our free Poison Centre Resources – including White Papers, Webinars, and FAQs – can be found at the bottom of this page.
Do You Need To Submit A Poison Centre Notification?
The obligation to submit a Poison Centre Notification (PCN) is dependent on your role in the supply chain and the products in your portfolio.
Understanding your legal requirements under the new regulation is a complicated task, and raises a number of vital questions, such as:
- Are you required to submit a Poison Centre Notification?
- When do you need to submit the information?
- What sort of information do you need to submit?
- How do you prepare and submit the information?
- How much does it cost?
- What happens if your product changes?
- How do you generate a UFI number?
- How much information do you need on the formulation?
- Can you include multiple products in the same PCN?
UL can help. Our experts offer a full Poison Centre Notification Service for companies who have an obligation to notify their hazardous mixtures, crucially saving you time, money and resource.
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Poison Centre Notification Software
This tool will be available in Q4 2019, and will enable users to easily create compliant Poison Centre Notifications to meet their legal obligations well within the ECHA deadlines.
- Generates and stores PCNs in an XML format
- Prompts users to add information that is legally required but not yet present (e.g. packaging)
- Allows manipulation of the XML within a user-friendly, readable interface
- Translation capabilities – translations can be pulled from the databases that they are linked to
- Information specific to certain Member States can be added where additionally required
- UFI number is generated within the system, included in output and checked for duplication
- Smart interface which allows users to track submissions
- XMLs are checked against ECHA-defined validation rules, and will prompt users where there are failures or advisories