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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000744

Date:July 9, 2007
From:Supervisor, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 744 – 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1-4-dibutyl ester for use as a plasticizer in polymers
Notifier:Eastman Chemical Company
c/o Keller and Heckman
Washington, D.C
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Kelly Williams-Randolph



 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 744. The subject substance, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1-4-dibutyl ester, is intended for use as a plasticizer in polymers for use in adhesives that comply with 21 CFR 175.105, in pressure sensitive adhesives that comply with 21 CFR 175.125, and as a coating or component of paper or paperboard intended for use in contact with dry foods with no free surface fat or oil in compliance with 21 CFR 176.180.

When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated June 15, 2007, 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 me know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D.

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


 

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 744), submitted by Eastman Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1-4-dibutyl ester for use as a plasticizer in polymers for use in adhesives that comply with 21 CFR 175.105, in pressure sensitive adhesives that comply with 21 CFR 175.125, and as a coating or component of paper or paperboard intended for use in contact with dry foods with no free surface fat or oil in compliance with 21 CFR 176.180

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 dated June 15, 2007.

Prepared by: ____________________________________________ Date: July 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 Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.