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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000845

Date:October 22, 2008
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 845- Modified styrene butadiene copolymer for use as a latex binder in paper and paperboard.
Notifier:Omnova Solutions, Inc.
165 South Cleveland Avenue
Mogadore, OH 44260
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Kelly M. Randolph, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT


 

 

The food contact substance is styrene, polymer with butadiene and modified with one or more of the monomers methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, fumaric acid, N-methylol methacrylamide, and methacrylamide, such that the total of methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, and fumaric acid does not exceed ten percent-by-weight, and the methacrylamide and N-methylol methacrylamide do not exceed two and three percent-by-weight, respectively, of the composition.

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 845. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated August 7, 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 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. 845), submitted by Omnova Solutions, Inc., to provide for the safe use of styrene, polymer with butadiene and modified with one or more of the monomers methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, fumaric acid, N-methylol methacrylamide, and methacrylamide, such that the total of methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, and fumaric acid does not exceed ten percent-by-weight, and the methacrylamide and N-methylol methacrylamide do not exceed two and three percent-by-weight, respectively, of the composition as a latex binder in paper and paperboard articles 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 in the notification, including an environmental assessment, dated August 7, 2008, submitted by the notifier and other information known to the agency.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: October 22, 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: October 22, 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