Francesca Cicculli

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

For the period between 1 January 2017 to date:

- a list of all lobby and industry meetings and/or calls held by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “PFAS” and/or “C604” and/or “PFOA” and/or “GenX” were discussed.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;

- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;

- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “PFAS” and/or “C6O4” and/or “PFOA” and/or “GenX”

To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Francesca Cicculli

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Ms Ciculli,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

You may of course use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs DG GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

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Francesca Cicculli

Dear [email address],

I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My postal address is:

Via Fosso dell'Acqua Mariana 23
Rome (ITALY)
00118

Yours sincerely,

Francesca Cicculli

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Ms Cicculli,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 17 August 2021 confirming your postal
address. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to
documents, which was registered on 19 August 2021 under reference number
GESTDEM 2021/5104.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 09
September 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.

 

Please note that the private third party running the website is
responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via
that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

 

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website. If you do not wish that your correspondence with
the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as
AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail
address for further correspondence.

 

In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will
use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still
remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this
change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the
Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

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Dear Ms Cicculli,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 19/08/2021
under the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today. An extended time limit is
needed as the application concerns documents held by different Services
which must be 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 30/09/2021.

 

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

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Dear Ms Cicculli,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 17/08/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 19/08/2021 under the above mentioned
reference number.

The reply to your request could not be finalised yesterday. Therefore, we
are not in a position to complete the handling of your application within
the extended time limit of 15 working days, which expired yesterday
(30/09/2021). Please be reassured that we are doing our best to be able to
send you the reply as soon as possible.

 

We apologise for this additional delay and for any inconvenience this may
cause.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached the first reply to your request for access to
documents, registered under reference GestDem 2021/5104 (along with its
attachments).

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address].

 

Please note that three different emails will follow with Zip files
containing the other documents.

 

Many thanks in advance and best regards,

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D3B06E.1B464EC0
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
REACH

 

 

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached the 2^nd email.

 

Many thanks in advance and best regards,

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D3B06E.1B464EC0
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
REACH

 

 

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached the 3^rd email.

 

Many thanks in advance and best regards,

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D3B06E.1B464EC0
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
REACH

 

 

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached the 4^th and last email.

 

Many thanks in advance and best regards,

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D3B06E.1B464EC0
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
REACH

 

 

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    Doc 13 200731 Ares 2020 4797869 DIGITALEUROPE Final PFAS position paper Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 9 200714 Ares 2020 3719651 Annex PFAS Grouping paper Final.pdf

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    Doc 3 180515 Ares 2018 5415338 Annex Integral PFHxA SVHC comments 15May2018.pdf

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    Doc 4 200402 Ares 2020 1900674 PFOA exemption DIAsource Immunoassays Belgium Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 2 180703 Ares 2018 5415338 Annex Fluorocouncil EC PFHxA 03072018.pdf

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    Doc 11 200714 Ares 2020 3719651 Annex Participant list 140720 Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 1 180704 Ares 2018 5415338 Summary of Meeting with Fluorocouncil 20180703 Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 5 200402 Ares 2020 1900674 Annex PFOA exemption Letter to the EU commission Signed Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 10 200714 Ares 2020 3719651 Annex PFAS P sufficiency and PMT final.pdf

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    Doc 6 200702 Ares 2020 3471346 RE REPLY TO MBK Aisne France restrictions REACH entr es 51 68 applicables en juillet 2020 Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 7 200714 Ares 2020 3719651 FW Meeting with AmCham EU on PFAS Agenda Redacted.pdf

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    Doc 8 200714 Ares 2020 3719651 Annex PFAS Essential Use paper Final.pdf

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached the second and last reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2021/5104 (along with its attachments).

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to [email address].

Many thanks in advance and best regards,

European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
REACH