[Federal Register: December 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 230)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2003F-0535]

 
Vulcan Chemicals; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that 
Vulcan Chemicals has filed a petition proposing that the food additive 
regulation for chlorine dioxide be amended to provide for an additional 
method for producing the additive.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the petitioner's 
environmental assessment by December 31, 2003.

ADDRESSES:  Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets 
Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, 
rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Paul C. DeLeo, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 
Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 202-418-3014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (sec. 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a food 
additive petition (FAP 4A4751) has been filed by Vulcan Chemicals, P.O. 
Box 385015, Birmingham, AL 35238-5015. The petition proposes to amend 
the food additive regulations in Sec.  173.300 Chlorine dioxide (21 CFR 
173.300) to provide for an additional method for producing the 
additive.
    The potential environmental impact of this action is being 
reviewed. To encourage public participation consistent with regulations 
issued under the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1501.4(b)), 
the agency is placing the environmental assessment submitted with the 
petition that is the subject of this notice on public display at the 
Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) for public review and

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comment. Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets 
Management written or electronic comments by December 31, 2003. Two 
copies of any written comments are to be submitted, except that 
individuals may submit one copy. Comments are to be identified with the 
docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. 
Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management 
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. FDA will also place 
on public display any amendments to, or comments on, the petitioner's 
environmental assessment without further announcement in the Federal 
Register. If, based on its review, the agency finds that an 
environmental impact statement is not required and this petition 
results in a regulation, the notice of availability of the agency's 
finding of no significant impact and the evidence supporting that 
finding will be published with the regulation in the Federal Register 
in accordance with 21 CFR 25.40(c).

    Dated: November 13, 2003.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Deputy Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 03-29744 Filed 11-28-03; 8:45 am]

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