DG SANTE contact US on EDC criteria

Vincent Harmsen made this access to documents request to Health and Food Safety

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From: Vincent Harmsen

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Dear Health and Food Safety,

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:

-all correspondence (including emails), agendas, minutes of meetings and any other reports of such meetings where the (science-based) criteria for endocrine disruptors (also spelled: disrupters) were discussed/mentioned between DG SANTE officials and officials/representatives of (one or more of) the following DGs/organisations:
-Secretariat-General
-DG AGRI
-DG TRADE
-DG GROWTH
-US EPA
-US government
-AmCham
-CropLife
-ACC
-ECPA
-Cefic
-Burson-Marsteller
-BASF
-Bayer
-Dow Chemicals
-Monsanto
-DuPont

(between January 2015 and March 5th 2016).

When 'officials' are mentioned in this request this includes the Commissioners and their Cabinet members, as well as Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Cabinet.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Vincent Harmsen

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Health and Food Safety

Dear Mr Harmsen,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately in this application you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.
It is necessary to introduce postal address for each request for access to documents.
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,

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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From: Vincent Harmsen

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Dear Health and Food Safety,

Please find my postal address listed below.

Yours faithfully,

Vincent Harmsen
[postal address]
[postal address]

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Health and Food Safety

Dear Mr Harmsen,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 04/03/2016.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered today (08/03/2016) under reference number GestDem 2016/1133.

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 01/04/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private 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.

Yours faithfully,

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

European Commission
DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
E-mail: [DG SANTE request email]

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From: SANTE-E4-SECTEURPP
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:45 PM
To: '[FOI #2659 email]'
Cc: SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2016/1133

 

On behalf of Mr M. Flüh:

Dear Mr Harmsen,

Please find enclosed a letter registered under reference Ref.
Ares(2016)1433294 on above mentioned subject.

Best regards,

 

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL For Health and Food Safety

 

Food and feed safety, Innovation

Pesticides and Biocides

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Harmsen,
As regards your request of access to documents GESTDEM 2016/1133, I would
like to inform you that one of the third parties that generated some of
the documents that you requested asked us for the identity of the
petitioner.
Therefore, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection
of personal data, I would like to ask you whether you have any objections
to our disclosing your identity to this third party.
I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.
Best regards,
Rada CHEHLAROVA
European Commission
DG Health and Food Safety
Unit E4 – Pesticides and biocides
 
 
 
 
 

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From: Vincent Harmsen

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Dear Rada Chehlarova,

Thanks for your message.

I hereby would like to object to the disclosure of my personal data.

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 does not allow the disclosure of my identity in document requests to third parties. Article 6 (1), sentence 2 of the Regulation states that the applicant is not obliged to state reasons for the application, hence the identity of the applicant is irrelevant to the document request outside of the conditions of Article 2, as the request for identity disclosure by this third party is an attempt to circumvent Article 6 (1).

Article 4.4 gives the Commission the right to consult with a third party, but the third party has no right of veto over the disclosure of documents - that is for the Commission to decide according to the exceptions in Regulation 1049/2001.

Kind regards,
Vincent Harmsen

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Thank you, it is noted.

Best regards,

Rada Chehlarova

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Dear Mr Harmsen,

Please find enclosed a letter registered under reference ares(2016)1926466
and signed by Mr M. Flüh on above mentioned subject.

Best regards,

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL For Health and Food Safety

 

Food and feed safety, Innovation

Pesticides and Biocides

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Harmsen,

Please find enclosed an advanced copy of a letter and its attachment on
above mentioned subject, signed by Mr X. Prats Monné and registered under
reference Ares(2016)2427348.

The original documents together with the CD-ROM containing the released
documents are sent by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt as
requested by the procedures.

Best regards,

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL For Health and Food Safety

 

Food and feed safety, Innovation

Pesticides and Biocides

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Vincent Harmsen

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Dear Health and Food Safety,

Could you inform me whether the CD-ROM containing the released documents has already been sent to me by registered mail? I have not received it yet up to today.

If possible, could you also send the released files to me via email? My email address is: [email address]. That would be great.

Kind regards,
Vincent Harmsen

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Health and Food Safety

Dear Mr Harmsen,
We can confirm that our letter together with the CD-ROM ROM containing the released documents was sent by registered mail with an acknowledgement receipt request on 27th of May.
Best regards,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY
Food and feed safety, Innovation
Pesticides and Biocides

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Dear Mr Harmsen,
Could you please confirm that you have you received now the paper version of our letter together with the cd-rom?
Thanks and regards,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY
Food and feed safety, Innovation
Pesticides and Biocides

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Dear Mr Harmsen,
On 27 May, we sent the original documents on above mentioned subject together with the CD-Rom by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt to your private address. But the envelope just came back to our office, undelivered.
Could you please confirm what your private address is so that we can resend. (There are too many documents to be sent by email.)
Best regards,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY
Food and feed safety, Innovation
Pesticides and Biocides

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From: Vincent Harmsen

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Dear Health and Food Safety,

Apologies for the late reply. I moved to a new address and was in the meanwhile -- due to a holiday trip -- unable to pick up the envelope, therefore it was returned to your office.

Would it perhaps be possible for me to pick up the envelope containing the documents and CD-Rom at your office? That option would hold my preference, since it saves some time.

Thanks for all your efforts.

Kind reagards,
Vincent Harmsen

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