Please note, some of our staff are working from home during the current COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Please consult the FAQs and/or the ECHA Poisons Centre website before you contact the NPIC with questions about product registration.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR MIXTURES FOR CONSUMER OR PROFESSIONAL USE

Mixtures for consumer or professional use can only be notified via the ECHA PCN portal

If you have already notified your consumer or professional use mixtures directly to the NPIC before 1 January 2021 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). Updates to these notifications will require a new notification via the PCN portal.

If your product remains unchanged until 1 January 2025, you must then make a new submission in the harmonised format via the PCN portal, as no migration of data is planned. If your product is discontinued before the end of the transition period, you do not need to make a new submission.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR MIXTURES FOR INDUSTRIAL USE  

You can notify mixtures for industrial use via the ECHA PCN portal or, alternatively, use the direct notification procedure described below.

Annex VIII will enter into force for industrial use mixtures on 1 January 2024. From that date you must notify these mixtures in the harmonised format 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). 

Note that if your mixture for industrial use is re-formulated further down in the supply chain and ends up in a consumer or professional use product, you must notify it via the ECHA PCN portal.

Direct notification procedure for mixtures for industrial use only:

Please note the requirement for full ingredient composition.

  • Complete the Product Registration Form .
  • Use one form for each product. 
  • Save the document under the product name as it appears on the label/container and return it by email to chemicalsinfo@beaumont.ie or on USB flash drive to the Poisons Information Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
  • Security restrictions within Beaumont Hospital IT services may restrict access to zip file attachments so if you intend to send a zip file, please let us know via a separate email without attachments.

For further information please consult the Frequently Asked Questions.

FEES

The NPIC charges an annual fee for use of the NPIC telephone number in section 1.4 of the safety data sheet. After you have notified your mixtures you should also:

  1. Complete and sign an Agreement & Indemnity and return it to the NPIC, with confirmation of the notifications if notified via the ECHA PCN portal, for our signature;
  2. Pay the annual retainer of €650 per company (€200 if notifying less than 10 mixtures). You will be invoiced by Beaumont Hospital after the Agreement & Indemnity has been completed and signed by both parties. It may take 2-3 weeks for the invoice to be issued.
  3. If all the products are biocides or plant protection products, you do not need to pay the annual fee because this is already included in the registration fee paid to the Dept of Agriculture. You will still need to notify the products and complete and sign the Agreement & Indemnity.    

Note: you should state on the SDS that the NPIC emergency telephone number is available from 8am - 10pm every day.