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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 001149

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March 1, 2012
From: Biologist, Regulatory Team 2, Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review (HFS-255)
Through: Annette M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Senior Science and Policy Staff____

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Helen Lee

Subject:  FCN No. 1149 – 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane-4-methanol used as a solvent carrier for epoxy resins for use in coating formulations otherwise in compliance with 21 CFR 175.300 (Resinous and polymeric coatings).
Notifier: Rhodia, Inc.

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 1149. After this notification becomes effective, copies of this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated February 6, 2012, 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.

Andrea F. Fus, Pharm.D.

Attachment:
Finding of No Significant Impact

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

A food-contact notification (FCN No. 1149), submitted by Rhodia, Inc., to provide for the safe use of – 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane-4-methanol as a solvent carrier for epoxy resins for use in coating formulations otherwise in compliance with 21 CFR 175.300 (resinous and polymeric coatings).

The Office of Food Additive Safety 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 November 23, 2011, in the notification submitted by the notifier, and other information known to the agency.

Prepared by     __________________________________________Date: March 1, 2012
Andrea F. Fus, Pharm.D.
Biologist
Office of Food Additive Safety          
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Food and Drug Administration

Approved by   __________________________________________Date: March 1, 2012
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

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