Esta es la versión HTML de un fichero adjunto a una solicitud de acceso a la información 'Contact ENV and EPA on EDCs'.

Ref. Ares(2017)841912 - 15/02/2017
Directorate B - Circular Economy & Green Growth 
  ENV.B.2 - Sustainable Chemicals 
By registered letter with acknowledgment of 

Mr Vincent Harmsen  
c/o Simon de Bergeyck  
Rue au Bois 216  
1150 Brussels  
Advance copy by email: 
Dear Sir, 
Subject: Your application for access to documents: Ref GestDem No 2017 – 0052 
We refer to your e-mail dated 22/12/2016 in which you make a request for access to 
documents registered under the above mentioned reference number and our holding reply 
Ref. Ares(2017)353973 - 23/01/2017. 
You requested access to: 
"…-on the topic of endocrine disrupters (also spelled: disruptors), all correspondence 
(including emails), agendas, phone logs, minutes of meetings or any other reports of such 
meetings between officials of DG ENV and officials the US Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA), between October 2015 and December 22th 2016. 
When 'officials' are mentioned in this request this includes the Commissioner and his 
Cabinet members." 
We have identified the following documents: 
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 
Office: BU-9 05/147 - Tel. direct line +32 229-65015 

1.  E-mail from ENV to US EPA, amongst others addressees, of 05/10/2015 on US-
EU workshop on EDs: updated agenda + link to the webinar to follow the 
workshop remotely;  
2.  Attachment: Draft Agenda (provided already in our reply to you with number 
GESTDEM 2016-709); 
3.  E-mail from US EPA to ENV of 11/04/2016 on Fwd: Proposed workshop on 
Advancing 21st Century Risk Assessment. 
Please note that documents originating from third parties are disclosed for information only 
and cannot be re-used without the agreement of the originator, who holds a copyright on 
them. They do not reflect the position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such. 
In addition, some of the documents to which you have requested access contain personal 
Pursuant to Article 4(1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, access to a document has 
to be refused if its disclosure would undermine the protection of privacy and the integrity 
of the individual, in particular in accordance with Community legislation regarding the 
protection of personal data. The applicable legislation in this field is Regulation (EC) No 
45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the 
protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the 
Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data . 
When access is requested to documents containing personal data, Regulation (EC) No 
45/2001 becomes fully applicable. 
According to Article 8(b) of this Regulation, personal data shall only be transferred to 
recipients if they establish the necessity of having the data transferred to them and if 
there is no reason to assume that the legitimate rights of the persons concerned might be 
We consider that, with the information available, the necessity of disclosing the 
aforementioned personal data to you has not been established and/or that it cannot be 
assumed that such disclosure would not prejudice the legitimate rights of the persons 
concerned. Therefore, we are disclosing the documents requested expunged from this 
personal data. 
In case you would disagree with the assessment that the expunged data are personal data 
which can only be disclosed if such disclosure is legitimate under the rules of personal 
data protection, you are entitled, in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 
1049/2001, to make a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this 
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon 
receipt of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address: 
European Commission 
Transparency unit SG-B-4 

BERL 5/282 
B-1049 Bruxelles 
or by email to: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xx 
Yours faithfully, 
Bjorn Hansen  
Head of Unit 

Electronically signed on 15/02/2017 16:46 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563