Dear Climate Action,

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:

For the period between 1 January 2020 to date:

All documents - including but not limited to policy papers, proposals, briefings, reports - which have been produced and/or issued by DG CLIMA and include any of the following words/phrases: “deep-sea mining”, “seabed mining”, “marine minerals”.

I would prefer to receive the documents on a rolling basis, in case the Commission’s search for, or deliberations concerning, certain documents delay their individual release.

To the extent that it is possible, I prefer to receive documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Thank you.
Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini
IRPI
via Cordusio 4,
20123
Milano (Italy)

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 4 February 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 8 February 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0597.

 

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 1
March 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

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Dear Mr Civillini,

 

Enclosed please find a copy of our reply.

 

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 receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address].

 

Kind regards,

 

Access to Documents team

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

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Dear M. Civillini,

 

As explained in our reply to your access to documents request, 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 were unfortunately not in a position to
send the reply to you by registered post.

 

Thus, we would be grateful if you could confirm receipt of the e-mail sent
to you on 03 March 2021 by replying to
[1][email address].

 

Many thanks for your cooperation.

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

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