Article 45 of the CLP Regulation
According to Article 45 of the CLP Regulation, companies placing hazardous mixtures on the market are obliged to provide information about certain hazardous mixtures to the relevant national bodies. The national bodies make this information available to Poison Centres so that they can give advice to the citizens or medical personnel in the event of an emergency. Information is submitted for products classified as hazardous on the basis of their health or physical effects (toxic, harmful, irritant, corrosive, flammable, oxidative) .
The National Appointed Body IN CYPRUS is the Department of Labour Inspection (DLI).
THE NATIONAL NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE
For all ‘new’ products which were NOT notified under the previous national notification procedure, the companies must submit the required information VIA ECHA SUBMISSION PORTAL before the mixture is placed on the market.
PCN portal will be used for all Consumer, Professional and Industrial mixtures according to the above dates and all obligations can be found in Annex VIII of CLP Regulation.
Submissions should be made according to the relevant date of applicability:
- 1 January 2021 for consumer or professional use;
- 1 January 2024 for industrial use
Frequently Asked Questions and Important Notes :
- The national notification procedure is no longer valid.
- Companies that have submitted their notifications using the national procedure until 31.12.2020 can take advantage of the transitional period and their notifications will remain valid until 31.12.2024 unless there is an update of the notification.
- In cases of updates, these have to be re-submitted through ECHA Submission Portal.
- As of 1.1.2025, all past notifications submitted nationally have to be RE-SUBMITTED via ECHA Submission Portal.
- Suppliers / importers are urged to submit the notifications before placing their products on the Cyprus market
- No fee is required for the submissions, nor for the placing of the products on the national market.
- Once submitted via ECHA Submission Portal and passed all validations rules, the notifications are considered valid by the Appointed Body. Please expect no further approval provided by the Appointed Body regarding the submissions.
- The Appointed Body has the right to request further related information by the submitters if needed.
- Companies can place their mixtures to the Cypriot market placing the UFI on the labels if the notifications have been submitted via the ECHA Submission Portal after 1.1.2021.
- Notifications submitted before 1.1.2021 via the ECHA Submission Portal are not considered as valid if CYPRUS market was not included in the notifications. For these cases there is a need to update past notifications and include the Cyprus Market in order for the Appointed Body to have access to them.
- The emergency telephone number to be included in point 1.4 of the SDS of the products placed on the Cyprus market, is 1401. This is the Cyprus Poison Center Number. The use of 1401 is free.
- In case of emergency, the data are forwarded to the Cyprus Poison Center.
- All information is kept strictly confidential.
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Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation
, adopted in March 2017, defines the harmonised requirements for poison centre notifications (PCN) applicable as of 1 January 2021.
Under Annex VIII, importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market are obliged to provide specific information on their mixtures to the specified Appointed Bodies using a Harmonised Format for notifications (PCN Format).
The information contained in the notifications will be used by Poison Centres for emergency health response purposes in case of incidents involving these mixtures.
ECHA has developed IT tools to support preparing, submitting and receiving information on hazardous mixtures.