Poison Centres Notification portal

Several Member States and industry representatives have expressed their preference for the establishment of a centralised submission and dispatch system (Poison Centres Notification (PCN) portal).

ECHA will conduct a feasibility study on that matter during April-July 2017 to investigate this option. The outcome of this feasibility study shall indicate to which extent ECHA may be in a position to develop such a PCN portal. However, even if a centralised submission and dispatch system would be proposed, Member States may opt-out and develop their own national submission systems. Since the format and requirements for the notifications have been harmonised across the EU, any submission system (be it centralised or national) must ensure that it complies with this legal requirements. In 2017 both ECHA and Member States need to clarify a number of aspects, while in 2018 all the technical developments should be performed to ensure that in 2019 the submission system(s) are ready for use.

10/04/2017 31/01/2019 01/07/2017 01/10/2017 01/01/2018 01/04/2018 01/07/2018 01/10/2018 01/01/2019 18/04/2017 20/07/2017 01/05/2017 01/06/2017 01/07/2017 31/01/2019 Go live of the portal Go live of the portal - 18/04/2017 - 20/07/2017 Scope definition Feasibility Study - Requirements Scope definitionFeasibility Study - Requirements 31/07/2017 Results of the Feasibility Study: Feedback on the outcome Results of the Feasibility Study:Feedback on the outcome - 01/11/2017 - 22/12/2017 Finalisation of PCN format and editor: Testing of the tools R... Finalisation of PCN format and editor:Testing of the tools Review of technical manuals - 03/07/2017 - 31/10/2017 • Final specifications of the PCN format based on discussed i... Final specifications of the PCN format based on discussed items - 01/01/2018 - 31/10/2018 Development of PCN portal: Testing of the application at spec... Development of PCN portal:Testing of the application at specific moments and report any defect foundConfirm the fit for use of the applicationl 10/04/2017 Kick - off of IT User Group Kick - off of IT User Group Synchronized interval - 18/04/2017 - 20/07/2017 Scope definition Feasibility Study - Requirements Scope definitionFeasibility Study - Requirements

The feasibility study should provide a clear vision of the needs and possibilities of a PCN portal at ECHA. ECHA has established an IT user group comprised of various stakeholders to support the feasibility study. This group reviews and assesses functional and non-functional requirements signalled by Member States and other stakeholders to be supported by the PCN portal and prioritises IT solutions. The feasibility study and IT user groups have started in April 2017. The following stakeholders are participants to IT user group:

  • Member States appointed bodies
    • Lithuania - Environmental Protection Agency
    • Belgium - Federal Public Service - Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
    • Poland - Bureau for Chemical Substances
    • Sweden - Poisons Information Centre & Swedish Chemicals Agency
    • Germany - The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
    • United Kingdom - National Poisons Information Service
    • Denmark - Working Environment Authority
    • Netherlands - National Poisons Information Centre
    • Austria - Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
    • Finland - Safety and Chemicals Agency
  • Poison Centres
    • Belgium - Belgian Poison Centre
    • France - Poison Centre (Nancy)
    • Germany - Poison Centre (North Germany)
    • Italy - Poison Centre (Lombardia)
    • Spain - Spanish Poison Centre
  • Associations
    • CEFIC - The European Chemical Industry Council
    • FECC - European Association of Chemical Distributors
    • VCI - German Chemical Industry Association
    • BDI - Federation of German Industries
    • AISE - International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintanance Products
    • CEPE aisbl - European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry
    • ECPA - European Crop Protection
    • EMO - European Mortar Industry Organisation
  • Individual stakeholders
    • NCEC - National Chemical Emergency Centre
    • opesus AG
    • Akzo Nobel