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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000482

Date: June 2, 2005

 

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

 

Subject: FCN No. 482 - Hydrogenated aromatic petroleum hydrocarbon resin for use as components of pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and tapes

 

Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
100 North Eastman Road
Kingsport, TN 37660

 

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

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 482. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's revised environmental assessment, dated January 24, 2005, may be made available to the public and we will post them on the internet at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/opa-envt.html.*

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tong Zhou, Ph.D.

 

 

Attachment

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 482), submitted by Eastman Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of hydrogenated aromatic petroleum hydrocarbon resin, which may be partially hydrogenated, as components of pressure-sensitive adhesives used as the food-contact surface of labels and tapes as provided in 21 CFR 175.125 (Pressure-sensitive adhesives).

 

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 January 24, 2005.

 

 

 

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: June 2, 2005
Tong Zhou, 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: June 2, 2005
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


*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date. The new FDA websites can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.