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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000749

Date:August 29, 2007
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 749 - Modified ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer for use as a component of food contact articles.
Notifier:The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Nittobo Building, 8-1, Yaesu 2-chome, Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-0028, Japan
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) for FCN 749. The food contact substance is acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethene and 1,1'-(1-ethenyl-1,2-ethanediyl) diacetate, hydrolyzed. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's EA, dated June 14, 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. 749), submitted by The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., to provide for the safe use of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethene and 1,1'-(1-ethenyl-1,2-ethanediyl) diacetate, hydrolyzed, for use as a component of food contact articles.

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), dated June 14, 2007, and in a confidential section to the notification.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: August 29, 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: August 29, 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.