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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000451

Date: August 4, 2004

 

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

 

Subject: FCN No. 451 - Alkylacrylate alkylmethacrylate copolymer for use as a processing aid in the production of petroleum wax.

 

Notifier: Toho Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0044
JAPAN

 

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

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 451. When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated March 23, 2004, 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.

 

 

 

 

Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.

 

 

Attachment

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 451), submitted by Toho Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., to provide for the safe use of alkylacrylate alkylmethacrylate copolymer (2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, dodecyl ester, polymer with docosyl 2-propenoate, eicosyl 2-propenoate, octadecyl 2-propenoate and tetradecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate) for use as a processing aid in the production of petroleum wax that will be used on food packaging for single use food contact applications.

 

 

 

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 (EA) dated September 23, 2004.

 

 

 

Prepared by ________________________________________ Date: October 4, 2004
Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist
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: October 4, 2004
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