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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000711

Date:March 7, 2007
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 711 - Benzene, ethenyl, polymer with 1,3-butadiene (CAS Reg. No. 9003-55-8).
Notifier:BASF AG
KS/KS - E100
Ludwigshafen D-67056, 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 711. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment (in PDF, 343Kb), dated January 11, 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. 711), submitted by BASF Aktiengesellschaft, to provide for the safe use of benzene, ethenyl, polymer with 1,3-butadiene (CAS Reg. No. 9003-55-8) in the manufacture of food contact films and coatings.

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, 343Kb), dated January 11, 2007.

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: March 7, 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 7, 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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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.