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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000702

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Date: April 5, 2007

From: Environmental Toxicologist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)

Subject: FCN No. 702 - Copolymer for use as a component in the manufacture of articles intended to contact food.

Notifier: General Electric Company
1 Noryl Avenue
Selkirk, New York 12158

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Julie N. Mayer, M.F.S.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and our supplement to the environmental record for Food Contact Notification (FCN) 702. The food contact substance is carbonic dichloride, polymer with 4,4'-cyclohexylidenebis[2-methylphenol] and 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol], bis[4-(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl)phenyl] ester for use as a component in the manufacture of articles intended to contact food. After this notification becomes effective, the FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment (in PDF, 554Kb), dated January 18, 2007, may be made available to the public in response to a FOIA request and we will post redacted copies of 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.

Katrina E. White, Ph.D.

2 Attachments:
Finding of No Significant Impact
Supplement to the Environmental Record for Food Contact Notification No. 702


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 702), submitted by General Electric Company, to provide for the safe use of carbonic dichloride, polymer with 4,4'-cyclohexylidenebis[2-methylphenol] and 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol], bis[4-(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl)phenyl] ester for use as a component in the manufacture of articles intended to contact food.

The Environmental Review Team 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 the notification, including an environmental assessment (in PDF, 554Kb), dated January 18, 2007, and our supplement to the environmental record for FCN 702.

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: April 5, 2007
Katrina E. White, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by__________________________________________Date: April 5, 2007
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration


Supplement to the Environmental Record for Food Contact Notification No. 702

This document incorporates by reference the notifier's revised environmental assessment (EA) (in PDF, 554Kb), dated January 18, 2007.

The purpose of this supplement is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the environmental record. The information discussed in this supplement was considered in our analysis of the environmental impact and was needed to arrive at a finding of no significant impact (FONSI). Our finding is based on the predicted market volume in 2009, which is considered confidential business information. Additionally, information discussed may be subject to exemption under the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore, we decided not to place this document on the web in our Inventory of Environmental Impact Decisions for Effective Food Contact Substances.


The remaining portion of the supplement contains confidential
business information and was not placed on the web.


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

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