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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001076

Date:April 21, 2011
From:Biologist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)
Subject:FCN No. 1076 - Ethylene-vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymers modified with up to 8 mol% 1,2-epoxypropane as an internal, non food-contact layer.
Notifier:Kuraray Company, Ltd.
7471, Tamashimaotoshima, Kurashiki
Okayama, Japan 713-8550
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Thomas C. Zebovitz, Ph.D.
Through: Annette McCarthy, PhD, Senior Science and Policy Staff

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1076. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated February 18, 2011, 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. 1076), submitted by FMC Corporation, to provide for the safe use of ethylene-vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymers modified with up to 8 mol% 1,2-epoxypropane as an internal, non food-contact layer.

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 February 18, 2011, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: April 21, 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: April 21, 2011
Annette M. McCarthy, PhD.
Senior Science and Policy Staff
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration