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Ref. Ares(2017)1073018 - 28/02/2017
Directorate B - Circular Economy & Green Growth 
  ENV.B.2 - Sustainable Chemicals 
By registered letter with acknowledgment of 

Mr Vincent Harmsen  
1150 Brussels  
Advance copy by email:  
Dear Sir, 
Subject: Your application for access to documents: Ref GestDem No 2016 – 7238; 
complementary documents 
We refer to our reply Ref. Ares(2017)802781 of 14/02/2017 to your e-mail dated 
22/12/2016 in which you make a request for access to documents registered under the 
above mentioned reference number.  
We have identified additional documents to fall in the scope of your request: 
1.  E-mail from ENDOCRINE.ORG of 14/06/2016 on Scientific Commentary from 
the Endocrine Society Regarding EDC Criteria; 
2.  Attachment 1: Letter to Cabinet of Commissioner Vella Regarding Commentary 
in Lancet Diabetes 150616.pdf; 
3.  Attachment 2Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Comment.pdf  
Document No 3 is available online and it has already been provided to you by other 
services within the context of the same request.  
Please note that these documents are received from a third party. They are disclosed for 
information only and cannot be re-used without the agreement of the originators, who 
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hold a copyright on them. They do not reflect the position of the Commission and cannot 
be quoted as such. 
Finally, some of these documents contain personal data. 
Pursuant to Article 4(1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, access to a document has 
to be refused if its disclosure would undermine the protection of privacy and the integrity 
of the individual, in particular in accordance with Community legislation regarding the 
protection of personal data. The applicable legislation in this field is Regulation (EC) No 
45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the 
protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the 
Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. 
When access is requested to documents containing personal data, Regulation (EC) No 
45/2001 becomes fully applicable. 
According to Article 8(b) of this Regulation, personal data shall only be transferred to 
recipients if they establish the necessity of having the data transferred to them and if 
there is no reason to assume that the legitimate rights of the persons concerned might be 
We consider that, with the information available, the necessity of disclosing the 
aforementioned personal data to you has not been established and/or that it cannot be 
assumed that such disclosure would not prejudice the legitimate rights of the persons 
concerned. Therefore, we are disclosing the documents requested expunged from this 
personal data. 
In case you would disagree with the assessment that the expunged data are personal data 
which can only be disclosed if such disclosure is legitimate under the rules of personal 
data protection, you are entitled, in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 
1049/2001, to make a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this 
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon 
receipt of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address: 
European Commission 
Transparency unit SG-B-4 
BERL 5/282 
B-1049 Bruxelles 
or by email to: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx. 
Yours faithfully, 
Bjorn Hansen  
Head of Unit 

Electronically signed on 28/02/2017 17:41 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563