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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000174

Date: October 18, 2001

 

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

 

Subject: FCN No. 174 - Copolymers of 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic Acid and 4-hydroxybenzoic Acid Used in the Production of Films, Sheets, and Articles for Food Contact Use

 

Notifier: Polyplastics
c/o Keller and Heckman, L.L.C.
Washington, DC 20001

 

To: Division of Food Contact Substance Notification Review
Attention: Edward Machuga, Ph.D.
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 August 21, 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. 174), submitted by Polyplastics to provide for the safe use of copolymers produced by the polymerization of 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid in the production of films, sheets, and articles made therefrom used in the fabrication of food-packaging materials intended for single service and repeated-use applications, but not intended for use in the manufacture of bottles that may contact food.

 

 

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 August 21, 2001.

 

 

 

Prepared by_________________________________________ Date: October 18, 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: October 18, 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