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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000869

 

Date:February 04, 2009
From:Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 869 – propylene/1-butene/ethylene copolymer (PBER) with high 1-butene content (28%wt max.) for use as elastomers in food-contact applications.
Notifier:Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.,
Shiodome City Center 1-5-2
Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 105-7117
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Julie Mayer
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERT

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 869. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated November 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.

 

Hoshing W. Chang, Ph. D.

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

 

A food contact notification (FCN No. 869), submitted by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., to provide for the safe use of propylene/1-butene/ethylene copolymer (PBER) with high 1-butene content (28%wt max.), as elastomers in food-contact applications.

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 November 2008, submitted by the notifier and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: February 04, 2009
Hoshing W. Chang, Ph. D.
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

 

Approved by __________________________________________Date: February 04, 2009
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