Alexander Langkutsch

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:

- Correspondence, including emails, between officials and industry representatives working on the assessments and/or renewals of Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl from the years 2013 to 2019.
- This includes (but is not limited to) correspondence between industry representatives or lobbyists and any members or representatives of SCoPAFF during this period that mentions or pertains to Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl between 2013 to 2019
- Please specifically include all correspondence between the following representatives and lobbyists of Corteva/Dow/DuPont and EU officials or representatives involved in the assessment and/or renewal of Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl, including any members or representatives of SCoPAFF, which mentions or pertains to Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl, between the years 2013 and 2019
- Please also include all agendas or minutes of meetings with these parties during the year 2019 that mentions or pertains to the assessments or renewals of Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl:

DOW Europe

Corteva Agriscience

DuPont de Nemours International

EPPA SA

Yours faithfully,
Alexander Langkutsch

Herrenhsaustraße 16
12487 Berlin
Germany

Health and Food Safety

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Dear Mr Langkutsch,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 9 March 2020. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 10 march 2020 under reference number GestDem 2020/1408.

 

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 31
March 2020. 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 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 AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European 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 your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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European Commission
Health and Food Safety

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Langkutsch,

             

We refer to your requests dated 9 March 2020 (GestDem 2020/1408), your
request sent on 16 March 2020 updating the scope of your previous request
(GestDem 2020/1541) and to your request dated 12 March 2020 (GestDem
2020/1564) addressed to DG AGRI and re-attributed to DG SANTE. These
requests for access to documents, registered respectively on 10 March
2020, 17 March 2020 and 18 March 2020 under the hereby mentioned reference
numbers will be treated jointly as a single application.

 

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 on 7 April 2020.

An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested
originate from third parties which have been consulted;

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days after
your clarification was received in accordance with Article 7(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new
time limit expires on 4 May 2020.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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European Commission
Health and Food Safety

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Dear Mr Langkutsch,

 

We have received an application for access to documents made under
Regulation (EC) 1049/2001 ("the Regulation"). Please find here a link to
the Regulation.

 

The applicant requests access to documents which were sent to the
Commission by you, namely your access to documents requests registered
under the GestDem numbers No 2020/1408, 2020/1541, 2020/1564.

 

The general principle of Regulation 1049/2001 is to grant the widest
possible access to any document held by an EU-institution which is
requested under this Regulation. The institution only refuses disclosure
of (a part of) the requested document(s), if disclosure would undermine
the protection of a specific interest as laid down in Article 4 of this
Regulation.

 

As regards third-party documents, Article 4, paragraph 4 of Regulation
1049/2001 provides that the institution shall consult the third party with
a view to assessing whether an exception in paragraph 1 or 2 is
applicable, unless it is clear that the document shall or shall not be
disclosed.

 

With a view to handling this application, we invite you to indicate
whether you agree with disclosure of the documents originating from you
or, on the contrary, object to disclosure. In case you wish to object to
disclosure, we kindly ask you to indicate how in your view, disclosure
would affect one of the interests

protected under Article 4, paragraphs 1 or 2 of Regulation 1049/2001.

 

Please note in this respect that the personal data of staff in your
organization, signatures, and contact details of individuals will be
redacted by default, with reference to Article 4(1)(b) (protection of
privacy and the integrity of the individual) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001

 

In case you consider that the documents could be partially released, we
would kindly ask you to indicate the (parts of the) documents that should
be withheld and to give reasons for withholding them. The documents are
attached for your convenience.

 

In order to enable us to reply to the request for access within the
prescribed time limit, we would be grateful if you could inform us as soon
as possible and in any case within five working days upon receipt of this
letter, your position as regards the disclosure of the documents
concerned.

 

In case we do not receive a reply within the prescribed time-limit, we
will take a position on disclosure of the documents requested taking
account of the legitimate interests of your company on the basis of the
information in our possession.

 

In view of the short period allowed for the Commission's reply under
Regulation No 1049/2001, we would be grateful if you could reply by email
to [DG SANTE request email]

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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European Commission
Health and Food Safety

 

 

 

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Alexander Langkutsch

Dear Health and Food Safety,

Thank you for your reply. I agree with disclosure of the documents originating from me. Please proceed with the request.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Langkutsch

Health and Food Safety

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Dear Mr Langkutsch,

 

Please find enclosed an advance copy of our letter ref. Ares(2020)2381275
regarding your application for access to documents GestDem 2020/1408,1541
and 1564

 

The document that can be released on the basis of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 is published on the following Commission webpage:

[1]https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/dyna/extdoc...

 

You can view these documents by entering the GestDem reference of your
request ("2020/1408") in the search box at the top of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on "view documents per request" and search on
the left column for the GestDem reference of your request ("2020/1408").

 

The above mentioned page has been recently launched by DG SANTE as part of
a pilot scheme to make documents publicly available following an access to
documents request. This page will be updated each time new documents will
have been made public through the access to documents procedure.

 

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, by email, receipt of the present e-mail.

 

Best regards,

 

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL For Health and Food Safety

 

Food and seed safety, Innovation

Pesticides and Biocides

 

 

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