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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000533

Date: August 1, 2005

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

Subject:FCN No. 533 - A polymer composed of one or more of the following: 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1-octene for use as an additive in propylene homopolymers and copolymers

Notifier:ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
P.O. Box 3140
Edison, NJ 08818-3140

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

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 533. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated July 1, 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.

Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.





Finding of No Significant Impact

 

A food contact notification (FCN No. 533), submitted by ExxonMobil Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of a polymer composed of one or more of the following: 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1-octene for use as an additive at levels up to 10% by weight in propylene homopolymers and copolymers.

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 July 1, 2005.

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: August 1, 2005
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: August 1, 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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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.