Ceci est une version HTML d'une pièce jointe de la demande d'accès à l'information 'Workshop on endocrine disruptors DG ENV'.

Ref. Ares(2016)1151420 - 07/03/2016
Directorate A - Green Economy 
  ENV.A.3 - Chemicals 
By registered letter with acknowledgment of 

 Mr Vincent Harmsen 
[postal address] 
1830 Machelen 
Advance copy by email
[FOI #2582 email] 
Dear Sir, 
Subject: Your application for access to documents - Ref GestDem No 2016 - 709 
I refer to your e-mail dated 12/02/2016 and registered under the above mentioned 
reference number.  
In your e-mail you make the following request for access to documents: 
"…all communication, including emails, and documents (agendas, minutes, list of 
participants, etc) related to the bilateral US-EU workshop on endocrine disrupters (also 
spelled: disruptors) which took place October 6th and 7th 2015". 

You will find a list of the identified documents in the annex to this letter. 
You may reuse the documents, which originate from the Commission, free of charge for 
non-commercial and commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged, that 
you do not distort the original meaning or message of the documents. Please note that the 
Commission does not assume liability stemming from the reuse. 
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 
Office: BU-9 05/147 - Tel. direct line +32 229-65015 

One of the documents originates from a third party whose agreement for disclosure DG 
Environment has not received within the requested deadline. Thus it is not disclosed due 
to the copyright possessed by the authors (Article 4(2), 1st indent of Regulation (EC) No 
The other documents that originate from third parties and for which we received an 
agreement for disclosure, are disclosed for information only and cannot be re-used 
without the agreement of the originators, who hold 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 
data which was blanked out following the justification provided below. 
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 data1. 
When access is requested to documents containing personal data, Regulation (EC) No 
45/2001 becomes fully applicable2. 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 prejudiced. 
We consider that, with the information available, the necessity of disclosing the 
aforementioned personal data to you has not been established and 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. 
If you wish to receive these personal data, we invite you to provide us with arguments 
showing the need for having these personal data transferred to you and the absence of 
adverse effects to the legitimate rights of the persons whose personal data should be 
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 position. 
1  Official Journal L 8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1 
2 Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU of 29 June 2010 in case 28/08 P, Commission/The Bavarian 
Lager Co. Ltd, ECR 2010 I-06055. 

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: [adresse e-mail] 
Yours sincerely, 
Head of Unit 
Annex: List of Identified Documents GestDem 2016-709 

Electronically signed on 07/03/2016 11:30 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563