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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001046

Date:November 22, 2010
From:Biologist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 1046 - Sodium polyacrylate as a mineral filler dispersant in the wet-end of papermaking.
Notifier:Coatex S.A.S.
35 Rue Ampère
69730 Genay, France
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 1046. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated October 21, 2010, 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.

 

Leah D Proffitt

 

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1046), submitted by Ecolab, Inc., to provide for the safe use of 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt, homopolymer, as a mineral filler dispersant in the wet-end of papermaking.

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 October 21, 2010, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: November 22, 2010
Leah D Proffitt
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Approved by __________________________________________Date: November 22, 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