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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001064

Date:March 2, 2011
From:Biologist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 1064 – Polyethyleneterephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified) for use as films or articles intended for contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol, dry, and fatty foods.
Notifier:Selenis Canada
3498, rue Broadway
Montreal, Canada H1B 5B4
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Thomas Zebovitz, Ph.D.
Through: Annette McCarthy, PhD, Senior Science and Policy Staff

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1064. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated December 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. 1064), submitted by Selenis Canada, to provide for the safe use of Polyethyleneterephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified) for use as films or articles intended for contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol, dry, and fatty foods.

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

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: March 2, 2011
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: March 2, 2011
Annette McCarthy, PhD.
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration