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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000843

Date: September 16, 2008
From: Supervisor, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject: FCN No. 843- Propylene/ethylene copolymers polymerized in the presence of propylene homopolymer to produce a blend for use as a basic polymers for food contact articles.
Notifier: DOW Chemical Company
1803 Building, # 416
Midland, MI, USA
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Anna Shanklin, Ph.D.


Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 843. When this notification becomes effective, the FONSI and the notifier's EA, dated July 29, 2008, may be made available to the public, and we will post them on the internet where they can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.

Please let me know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D.

Finding of No Significant Impact

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 843), submitted by the DOW Chemical Company, to provide for the safe use of 1-propene, polymer with ethane and 1-propene homopolymer, for use as a basic polymers for single and repeat–use 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 the notification, including an environmental assessment, dated July 29, 2008.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: September 16, 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