Dear European Chemicals Agency,

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:

1- All correspondence (including email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) between any representative of the European Chemicals Agency, or any member of the cabinet of the Director of the European Chemical Agency; and representatives of CEFIC and Ricardo consultancy in which the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability was discussed.

2- All briefings, minutes of meetings, and correspondence between any representative of the European Chemicals Agency, or any member of the cabinet of the Director of the European Chemical Agency; and representatives of CEFIC and Ricardo consultancy in which the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability was discussed.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.

To the extent possible, I would prefer the documents in electronic format but if that is not possible please use the following postal address:
Rue du Bronze 9
1070 Bruxelles
Belgium

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.
I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke

ECHA ATD, Agencia Europea de Sustancias y Preparados Químicos

Dear Ms. Verheecke,

 

Thank you for your below message dated 07/12/2023.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents
under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, which has been registered on
08/12/2023 under reference ATD/134/2023. Kindly note that the statutory
deadline of 15 working days will start to run as of Monday 11 December
2023 and due to ECHA Office closure 23^rd December 2023 -2^nd January 2024
the initial deadline for ECHA reply is 9 January 2024.

 

Best regards,

 

Access to documents team

European Chemicals Agency

 

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ECHA ATD, Agencia Europea de Sustancias y Preparados Químicos

Dear Ms. Verheecke,

 

Thank you for your message 8 December 2023. 

 

We would like to inform you that, based on a preliminary assessment, it
appears that the scope of your request is extremely broad without a time
frame potentially encompassing many topics, requiring a substantial amount
of time and resources in order to be processed. In addition, depending on
the nature of the documents identified, third party consultations might be
needed in accordance with Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
("the ATD Regulation"). 

 

For this reason, in order to facilitate the identification and the
processing of the relevant documents, we would like to discuss with you
the possibility of more clearly defining the scope of your request, taking
into account your specific interests.

 

We would therefore propose to have a call with you to discuss the above as
soon as feasible, as it is the easiest way to clarify all the relevant
aspects. Could you please let us know your availabilities? 

 

For example, a possible timeslot could be:

 

Thursday 14 December at 10:00 – 11:00 or 15:00 – 16:00 Helsinki time, or

 

Monday 18 December at 10:00 - 11:00 Helsinki time or

 

Tuesday 19 December at 15:00 - 16:00 Helsinki time

 

 

We also invite you to communicate your email contact details directly to
this email address, in order to organise the call. 

 

We look forward to your feedback.

 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Best regards,

 

Access to documents team

European Chemicals Agency

 

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Dear ECHA ATD,

Thank you for your reply.
I think the website does not share your email or my email.
Nonetheless, I can tell you that I am specifically looking at the Ricardo assessment of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, ordered by CEFIC and published in December 2021.
I would like to know how and when it has been shared with ECHA by either Ricardo or CEFIC.
Yours sincerely,

Lora Verheecke

ECHA ATD, Agencia Europea de Sustancias y Preparados Químicos

Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

Thank you for your swift reply. We understand that you would like to
clarify your request to relate only to any documents or communication
between ECHA and CEFIC and/or Ricardo on the assessment of the Chemicals
Strategy for Sustainability, made by Ricardo and ordered by CEFIC and
published in December 2021.

 

Could you kindly confirm by reply email.

 

Best regards,

 

Access to documents team

European Chemicals Agency

 

 

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Dear ECHA ATD,

Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
I confirm you have understood the scope of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Lora Verheecke

ECHA ARN, Agencia Europea de Sustancias y Preparados Químicos

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Dear Ms. Verheecke,

Please find attached a reply to your ATD request (Ref. ATD/134/2023).
This communication will be sent to you by email only.

Kind regards,

 

European Chemicals Agency
P.O. Box 400,

FI-00121 Helsinki, Finland
[1]http://echa.europa.eu/

 

[2]http://echanet.echa.europa.local/support...

The above represents the opinion of the author and is not an official
position of the European Chemicals Agency. This email, including any files
attached to it, is intended for the use of the individual to whom it is
addressed. If you have received this message in error, please notify the
author as soon as possible and delete the message.

 

 

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Dear ECHA ARN,

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Lora Verheecke