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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000653

Date: July 26, 2006

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

Subject: FCN No. 653 - 2-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt as a fluid absorbent in food contact packaging materials.

Notifier: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
KS/KS - E100
67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany

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

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 653. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment (in PDF, 604Kb), dated December 29, 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.

William H. Lamont

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact



 

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 653), submitted by BASF Aktiengesellschaft, to provide for the safe use of 2-propenoic acid, hompolymer, sodium salt as a fluid absorbent in food contact packaging materials.

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 (in PDF, 604Kb) (EA), dated December 29, 2005.

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: July 26, 2006
William H. Lamont, Chemist
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: July 26, 2006
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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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.