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Ref. Ares(2020)5324011 - 07/10/2020
 
EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL 
ENVIRONMENT 
Directorate B - Circular Economy & Green Growth 
  ENV.B.2 - Sustainable Chemicals 
 
 
Brussels,  
ENV/B.2 
  
Vincent Harmsen 
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By email:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 
27/10/2020. 
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.  
Yours faithfully, 
 
ENV B02 ARES  
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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