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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000381

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Date: November 3, 2003

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

Subject: FCN No. 379 - Aromatic petroleum hydrocarbon resin, hydrogenated, as a component of ethylene-vinyl acetate polymer blends used as films and coatings for contact with fatty foods

Notifier: Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Osaka, 538-0053 Japan

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Kenneth McAdams
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERG

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this food contact notification. When the notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's September 5, 2003, 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.

Jonathan L. Chappell

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 379), submitted by Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd., to provide for the safe use of aromatic petroleum hydrocarbon resin, hydrogenated as a component of ethylene-vinyl acetate polymer blends used as films and coatings intended for contact with fatty foods.

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 September 5, 2003.

Prepared by ______________________________________ Date: November 3, 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:
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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