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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000832

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Date: August 8, 2008

From: Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)

Subject: FCN No. 832 - Propylene/ethylene copolymers containing up to 18 weight percent polymer units derived from ethylene as articles or components of articles used in contact with food.

Notifier: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
13501 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

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 832. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated June 19, 2008, may be made available to the public, 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. 832), submitted by ExxonMobil Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of propylene/ethylene copolymers containing up to 18 weight percent polymer units derived from ethylene as articles or components of articles used in contact with food.

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 the environmental assessment, dated June 19, 2008.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: August 8, 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: August 8, 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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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 Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.

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