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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000179

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Date: December 26, 2001

From: Environmental Chemist, Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review (HFS-246)

Subject: FCN No. 179 - Copolymers of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid with ethylene glycol and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol

Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, TN 37662

To: Division of Food Contact Substance Notification Review (HFS-215)
Attention: Julius Smith, Ph.D.
Through: Supervisor, Environmental Review Group (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 environmental assessment, dated December 12, 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 that would be inconsistent with the identity and use described in the FONSI.

Elizabeth Ann Cox

Attachment


Finding of No Significant Impact

Premarket notification FCN No. 179, submitted by Eastman Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of copolymers and polymers made from the reaction of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid with a mixture containing 99 to 0 mole percent ethylene glycol and 1 to 100 mole percent of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol.

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 and in confidential parts of the notification.

Prepared by_______________________________________ Date: December 26, 2001
Elizabeth Ann Cox, Environmental Chemist
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: December 26, 2001
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Group 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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