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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000303

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Date: December 30, 2002

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

Subject: FCN No. 303 - Siloxane- and silicone-based defoaming agents for use in the manufacture of paper and paperboard

Notifier: Crompton Corporation
Tarrytown, NY 10591-6728

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

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this food contact notification. The food-contact substance is siloxanes and silicones, dimethyl, methylhydrogen reaction products with polyethylene glycol and/or polyethylene polypropylene glycol monoallyl ether, methyl ether terminated for use as defoamers, at levels up to 40 grams per metric ton of dry pulp (0.004%), in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials used to make food contact paper and paperboard.

When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated November 4, 2002, 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.

Paul C. DeLeo, Ph.D.

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 303), submitted by Crompton Corporation, to provide for the safe use of siloxanes and silicones, dimethyl, methylhydrogen reaction products with polyethylene glycol and/or polyethylene polypropylene glycol monoallyl ether, methyl ether terminated as defoamers, at levels up to 40 grams per metric ton of dry pulp (0.004%), in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials used to make food contact 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 November 4, 2002.

Prepared by________________________________________ Date: December 30, 2002
Paul C. DeLeo, Ph.D., 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: December 30, 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

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