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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001031

 

Date: March 17, 2011
From: Biologist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject: FCN No. 1031 – Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons as a component of formulations used in flotation of calcite ore to obtain purified calcium carbonate for use in paper products.
Notifier: Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB
SE-444 85
Stenungsund, Sweden
To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Kenneth A. McAdams
Through: Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.

This memo supersedes our memo dated February 2, 2011. Attached are the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and our confidential supplement to the environmental record for FCN 1031. After this notification becomes effective, copies of the FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated November 19, 2010, may be made available to the public. The supplement contains confidential business information and should not be made publicly available. We shall 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. 1031), submitted by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, AB, to provide for the safe use of odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons as a component of flotation aid formulations used in the purification of calcium carbonate from raw calcite ore.

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 November 19, 2010, our confidential supplement to the environmental record for FCN 1031, and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: March 17, 2011
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: March 17, 2011
Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration