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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000707

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Date: May 9, 2007

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

Subject: FCN No. 707 - 2-Butenedioic (Z)-, ammonium salt, homopolymer, hydrolyzed, sodium salts for use as (1) a dispersant for fillers in paper/paperboard manufacture, and (2) as an anti-scale additive during evaporation of raw beet and cane sugar juice.

Notifier: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
D-51369 Leverkusen
Germany

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Julius Smith
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 707. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment (in PDF, 447Kb), dated April 19, 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.

William H. Lamont

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 707), submitted by LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, to provide for the safe use of 2 butenedioic (Z)-, ammonium salt, homopolymer, hydrolyzed, sodium salts as (1) a dispersant for fillers (e.g., clay, calcium carbonate, etc.) in the wet-end during the manufacture of paper and paperboard intended for food-contact use, and (2) as an anti-scale additive during the processing/evaporation of raw beet and cane sugar juice.

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 an environmental assessment (EA) (in PDF, 447Kb), dated April 19, 2007, confidential business information, and other information known to the agency.

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: May 9, 2007
William H. Lamont, Chemist
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by__________________________________________Date: May 9, 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


*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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