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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000708

Date:March 30, 2007
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 708 - Propylene/ethylene copolymers containing up to 28 weight percent polymer units derived from ethylene as articles or components of articles used in contact with food.
Notifier:The Dow Chemical Company
1803 Building #416
Midland, MI 48674
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Anna P. Shanklin, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 708. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment (in PDF), dated January 29, 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. 708), submitted by The Dow Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of propylene/ethylene copolymers containing up to 28 weight percent polymer units derived from ethylene as articles or components of articles used in contact with 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 an environmental assessment (EA) (in PDF), dated January 29, 2007, confidential business information, and other information known to the agency.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: March 30, 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: March 30, 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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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 Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.