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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000893

Date:June 15, 2009
From:Acting Supervisor, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 893 - Linear alkyl (C16 - C22) acrylate/methacrylate copolymers with up to ten weight-percent styrene for use as a processing aid in manufacture of authorized petroleum wax.
Notifier:Evonik RohMax USA, Inc.
723 Electronic Drive
Horsham, PA 19044
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Julie N. Mayer, M.F.S.
 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 893. The food contact substance is alkyl acrylate/alkyl methacrylate copolymers with styrene produced from any combination of linear alkyl (C16 - C22) acrylate or methacrylate esters with up to ten weight-percent of styrene in a matrix of neutral carrier oil. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated March 26, 2009, 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. 893), submitted by Evonik RohMax USA, Inc., to provide for the safe use of alkyl acrylate/alkyl methacrylate copolymers with styrene produced from any combination of linear alkyl (C16 - C22) acrylate or methacrylate esters with up to ten weight-percent of styrene in a matrix of neutral carrier oil for use as a processing aid in the manufacture of authorized petroleum wax.

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 March 26, 2009, submitted by the notifier and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: June 16, 2009
William H. Lamont, Chemist
Acting Supervisor, Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration