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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000211

Date: March 7, 2001

 

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

 

Subject: FCN No. 211 - Isophthalic acid as a monomer in the manufacture of ethylene terephthalate-isophthalate copolymers

 

Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, TN 37662

 

To: Division of Food Contact Substance Notification Review (HFS-275)
Attention: William Trotter, Ph.D.
Through: Layla Batarseh, Supervisor, ERG

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this premarket notification. When this notification becomes effective, the following documents may be made available to the public:

 

1. The FONSI;
2. The notifier's submission dated January 22, 2002; and
3. The notifier's submission dated February 11, 2002.

 

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

 

 

 

Jeanette Glover Glew

 

Attachment

 

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 211), submitted by Eastman Chemical Company, to provide for the use of isophthalic acid as a monomer in the manufacture of ethylene terephthalate-isophthalate copolymers containing from 3 to 17 weight percent ethylene isophthalate units meeting the specifications as described in 21 CFR 177.1630 (f) - (j).

 

 

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 on January 2 and February 11, 2002.

 

 

 

Prepared by: __________________________________________ Date: March 7, 2002
Jeanette Glover Glew, Environmental Scientist
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: March 7, 2002
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D, 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