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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000093

Date: August 18, 2000


From: Chemistry and Environmental Review Team
Division of Product Policy (HFS-205)


Subject: Premarket Notification FCN No. 000093 - Vinyl Neodecanoate in Coatings and Adhesives for Food Contact Use


Notifier: Shell Chemical Company
c/o Keller and Heckman
Washington, D.C. 20001


To: Division of Petition Control (HFS-215)
Attention: Ed Machuga



Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the above cited Premarket Notification. When this notification becomes effective, the notifier's environmental assessment and this FONSI may be made available to the public. Please let me know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food contact substance that would be inconsistent with the identity and use described in the FONSI.




Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D.






Finding of No Significant Impact

A Premarket Notification (FCN No. 000093), submitted by Shell Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of vinyl neodecanoate homopolymers and copolymes as components of adhesive formulations in contact with all types of food and as components of coatings of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food.



The Chemistry and 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 an environmental assessment dated July 5, 2000, that was prepared by the notifier.




Prepared by: __________________________________________ Date: August 18, 2000
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Team Leader
Chemistry and Environmental Review Team
Division of Product Policy
Office of Premarket Approval
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration