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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000957

 

Date:February 2, 2010
From:Biologist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 957– Crosslinked 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt as a fluid absorbent in food contact materials.
Notifier:BASF SE
EV/CS - E100
Ludwigshafen, Germany 67056
 
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Elizabeth Sánchez Furukawa, Ph.D.
Through: William H Lamont, Acting Supervisor, ERT
 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 957. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated December 7, 2009, may be made available to the public. We will post digital transcriptions of the FONSI and the environmental assessment on the agency's public website.

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. 957), submitted by BASF SE, to provide for the safe use of crosslinked 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt, as a fluid absorbent in food contact materials.

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, including an environmental assessment, dated December 7, 2009, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: February 2, 2010
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 2, 2010
William H Lamont, Acting Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration