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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000853

Date:October 27, 2008
From:Environmental Toxicologist
Senior Science and Policy Staff, HFV-205
Subject:FCN No. 853- Copolymer of styrene, methyl methacrylate and glycidyl methacrylate for use as a chain extender at a maximum use level of 0.4%-by-wt of all polyesters.
Notifier:BASF SE
Ludwigshafen 67067
GERMANY
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Vanee Komolprasert, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT


 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the notifier’s environmental assessment (EA) for FCN 853. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI, and the notifier’s EA, dated June 20, 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.

Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.

Attachment
 


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 853), submitted by BASF SE, to provide for a copolymer of styrene, methyl methacrylate and glycidyl methacrylate for use as a polymeric chain extender at a maximum use level of 0.4%-by-wt in all polyesters.

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 June 20, 2008.

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: October 27, 2008
Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by __________________________________________Date: October 27, 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