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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001094

Date:June 1, 2011
From:Biologist, Regulatory Team 2
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-255)
Subject:FCN No. 1094 – Aqueous mixture containing peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), dipicolinic acid (DPA), and sulfuric acid as an antimicrobial in water used to process meat carcasses.
Notifier:Evonik Degussa
379 Interspace Parkway
Parsippany, NJ 07054
To:Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Vivian Gilliam
Through: Annette M. McCarthy, PhD, Senior Science and Policy Staff

Attached are the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and our supplement to the record for FCN 1094. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI, the supplement and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated May 25, 2011, may be made available to the public. We will post digital transcriptions of the FONSI, the supplement 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
Supplement to the Environmental Record for Food Contact Notification No. 1094


Finding of No Significant Impact

A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1094), submitted by Evonik Degussa, to provide for the safe use of an aqueous mixture containing peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), dipicolinic acid (DPA), and sulfuric acid as an antimicrobial in water used to process meat carcasses.

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 May 25, 2011, in the notification submitted by the notifier, our supplement to the record and other information known to the agency.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: June 1, 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: June 1, 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


Supplement to the Environmental Record for Food Contact Notification No. 1094

This document incorporates by reference the notifier's environmental assessment (EA), dated May 25, 2011.

The purpose of this supplement is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the environmental record and to assist the public in understanding the agency’s basis for preparing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).

In the discussion of aquatic toxicity under Item 8, the EA contains a reference to the FONSI and Supplement for FCN 140, without incorporating a summary of that data which is relevant to the subject FCN. This information was not considered in the review of the EA. The FONSI is based on information in the subject EA, such as total phosphorous, ecotoxicity data and allowable total phosphorus discharge levels for industry designed to protect against eutrophication.

The list of references associated with the EA contains 2 references that contain only hyperlinks. Reference number 1 is a document published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency titled ‘Effluent Guidelines: Meat and Poultry Products; Final Rule.’ Reference number 15 is the Environmental Assessment for FCN 962 prepared by Solvay Chemicals Inc.

 

Prepared by __________________________________________Date: June 1, 2011
Leah D. Proffitt
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration