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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000168

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Date: September 21, 2001

From: Biologist, Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review

Subject: FCN No. 168 - A Mixture of Methylhydantoins Containing Up to 8.5% by Weight Dimethylhydantoin Used As an Adjuvant in Bleaching Recycled Paper

Notifier: Lonza Inc.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
c/o Lewis & Harrison, L.L.C.
Washington, DC 20001

To: Division of Food Contact Notification Review
Attention: Vivian Gilliam
Through: Acting Supervisor, Environmental Review Group

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this premarket notification. When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated July 27, 2001, 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.

Tong Zhou, Ph.D.


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 168), submitted by Lonza Inc. c/o Lewis & Harrison, L.L.C., to provide for the safe use of a mixture of hydroxymethyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (MMDMH) and 1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DMDMH) containing up to 8.5% by weight dimethylhydantoin as an adjuvant in the bleaching of recycled paper and paperboard.

The Environmental Review Group 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 notifier in an environmental assessment dated July 27, 2001.

Prepared by_______________________________________ Date: September 21, 2001
Tong Zhou, Ph.D., Biologist
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by_______________________________________ Date: September 21, 2001
Jeanette G. Glew, Acting Supervisor
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

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