End users of precursor chemicals and operators who manufacture, supply, possess, and/or use precursor chemicals must comply with the following requirements:
- Appoint a responsible officer.
Operators wishing to obtain a licence for category 1 or registration for category 2 schedules substances must appoint an officer responsible for the trade in the scheduled substances. The appointment of a responsible officer for category 3 and 4 is strongly encouraged.
The responsible officer must have appropriate experience and knowledge of the legislation, the licence/registration conditions, and the company’s quality system. The HPRA must be notified of the name and contact details of the responsible officer and must be notified of any subsequent modifications of this information.
A responsible officer must ensure that:
- trade complies with the legislation
- relevant information is communicated to the HPRA e.g. annual reporting and disclosure of suspicious transactions
- staff are appropriately trained and educated
- a quality management system is in place to comply with the legislation. These procedures must cover but are not restricted to:
- Identification and notification of suspicious transactions
- Customer declarations
- Licencing and registration
- Import and export authorisations
- Documentation and labelling
- Audit and record keeping
- Security measures
- Annual reporting
- Staff training
- Supplier and customer approval