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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000757

Date:October 11, 2007
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 757 - Polyalphaolefins as a component of pressure sensitive adhesives and as an additive in polypropylene.
Notifier:ExxonMobil Chemical Company
PO Box 3140
Edison, NJ 08818-3140
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Anita Chang, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 757. The food contact substance is compositions of hydrogenated olefin polymers (polyalphaolefins) prepared from one or more of the following monomers: 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1 tetradecene. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's EA, dated August 1, 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

Attachments:
Finding of No Significant Impact


 

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 757), submitted by ExxonMobil Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of compositions of hydrogenated olefin polymers (polyalphaolefins) prepared from one or more of the following monomers: 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1 tetradecene for use as a component of pressure sensitive adhesive formulations and as an additive in propylene homopolymers and copolymers.

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 August 1, 2007.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: October 11, 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: October 11, 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.