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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000103

Date: December 8, 2000

 

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

 

Subject: FCN No. 103 - Copolymers of 6-Hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid with Various Monomers

 

Notifier: Ticona
c/o Keller and Heckman
Washington, DC 20001

 

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

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this premarket notification. When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's October 13, 2000, environmental assessment may be made available to the public.

 

Please let us 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.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Ann Cox

 

Attachment

 

 



 



 

 

Finding of No Significant Impact

A premarket notification (FCN No. 103), submitted by Ticona, to provide for the safe use of copolymers produced by the polymerization of 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid with one or more of the following monomers: 4-hydroxybenzoic acid; 4,4'-biphenol; N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide; terephthalic acid; resorcinol; and isophthalic acid for the production of films and sheets used in the fabrication of food-packagin materials, nut not including its use in the manufacture of bottles intended for food-contact applications.

 

 

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 the notifier's environmental assessment dated October 13, 2000.

 

 

 

Prepared by____________________________________________ Date: December 8, 2000
Elizabeth Ann Cox, Environmental 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: December 8, 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