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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000784

Date:January 3, 2008
From:Supervisor, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 784 - Siloxanes and silicones for use as a component of emulsion-based defoamers used in pulping of oligocellulosic materials.
Notifier:Siltech Corporation
c/o Lewis and Harrison
Washington D.C. 20001
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Julie Mayer


 

 

The food contact substance (FCS) for this food contact notification is Siloxanes and silicones, 3-[3-(diethylmethylammonio)-2-hydroxypropoxyl] propyl Me, di-Me, chlorides. The FCS is intended for use as a component of emulsion-based defoamers that are used in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials that can be used in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.

I have reviewed the EA and have prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed use of the FCS. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated December 18, 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.* The environmental record for this FCN is supported by the supplement to the EA for FCN 507 found at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/fnce0507.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. 784), submitted by Siltech Corporation, to provide for the safe use of Siloxanes and silicones, 3-[3-(diethylmethylammonio)-2-hydroxypropoxyl] propyl Me, di-Me, chlorides as a component of emulsion-based defoamers that are used in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials that can be used in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.

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 December 18, 2007.

Prepared by: __________________________________________Date: January 3, 2008
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.