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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000308

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Date: January 31, 2003

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

Subject: FCN No. 308 - 5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) as a synergist for hypohalite slimicides used in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard

Notifier: Lonza, Inc.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this premarket notification. When the notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's October 21, 2002, environmental assessment 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.

Jonathan L. Chappell

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 308), submitted by Lonza, Inc., to provide for the safe use of 5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) for use as a synergist for hypohalite slimicides used in the manufacture of 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 October 21, 2002.

Prepared by_________________________________________ Date: January 31, 2003
Jonathan L. Chappell, 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: January 31, 2003
Layla 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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