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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000799

Date:February 6, 2008
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 799 - [S,S]-Ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid, trisodium salt, as a chelating agent in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Notifier:Innospec Limited
Innospec Manufacturing Park, Oil Sites Road
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4EY, UK
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Mark A. Hepp, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT


 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 799. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated December 24, 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 me 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. 799), submitted by Innospec Limited, to provide for the safe use of [S,S]-ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid, trisodium salt, as a chelating agent in the manufacture of 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 the notification, which includes an environmental assessment, dated December 24, 2007.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: February 6, 2008
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: February 6, 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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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.