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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000038

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Date: April 28, 2000

From: Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Division of Product Manufacture and Use (HFS-246)

Subject: Premarket Notification- FCN 000038 - n-Octyl-Phosphonic Acid (NOPA)-Modified Titanium Dioxide for Use as a Colorant in Food Contact Polymers

Notifier: Tioxide Group,
c/o Keller and Heckman LLP
1001 G. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

To: Division of Petition Control (HFS-215)
Attention: Edward Machuga, Ph.D
Through: Team Leader, ERT (HFS-246)

Attached to this memorandum is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the above cited premarket notification. The following environmental documents should be made public when this notification becomes effective:

  1. This FONSI.
  2. The petitioner's Environmental Assessment, dated January 21, 2000.

Please note that Appendix III of this notification contains confidential environmental information and should not be made available to the public.

Hardy J. Chou, Ph.D.


Finding of No Significant Impact

A Premarket Notification (FCN 000038), submitted by Tioxide Group, for n-octyl phosphonic acid (NOPA)-modified titanium dioxide [produced by chemically reacting NOPA (Chemical Abstract Service Registry No. 4724-48-5) with titanium dioxide] when used as a colorant in food-contact polymers

The Environmental Review Team has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and therefore will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information submitted by the petitioner in an environmental assessment.

Prepared by: ________________________________________ Date: April 28, 2000
Hardy J. Chou, Ph.D, Chemist
Environmental Review Team
Division of Product Manufacture and Use
Office of Premarket Approval
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by: _______________________________________ Date: April 28, 2000
Buzz L. Hoffmann, Ph.D., Team Leader
Environmental Review Team
Division of Product Manufacture and Use
Office of Premarket Approval
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

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