Ref. Ares(2020)5324011 - 07/10/2020
ENVIRONMENT Directorate B - Circular Economy & Green Growth
ENV.B.2 - Sustainable Chemicals
Dear Mr Harmsen, Subject:
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2020-5417
We refer to your email of 11/09/2020 in which you make a request for access to documents
registered under the above-mentioned reference number.
You requested the following: “documents which contain the following information:
- all correspondence (including letters, emails and text messages), agendas, minutes of meetings,
minutes of phone calls, reports and any kind of other policy documents, where the German
laboratory LPT (Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology) was discussed/mentioned/referred
to, especially, but not exclusively, in relation to possible fraud/forgery of test data and/or
mistreatment of test animals. Time frame of this request: Between December 1st 2018 and
September 1st 2020.
Your application is currently being handled. However, we have not been in a position to complete the
handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days.
An extended time limit is needed, as your application concerns documents for which other services
and third parties are in the process of being consulted.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit expires on
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
ENV B02 ARES
On behalf of the Head of Unit
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Electronically signed on 07/10/2020 20:15 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482