[Federal Register: January 13, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 9)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2004F-0546]

 
Alltech, Inc.; 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 
Alltech, Inc., has filed a petition proposing that the food additive 
regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of polyurethane 
polymer coating in ruminant feed.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments by March 29, 2005.

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: Isabel Pocurull, Center for Veterinary 
Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, 
MD 20855, 240-453-6853, email: ipocurull@cvm.fda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (section 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a 
food additive petition (FAP 2253) has been filed by Alltech, Inc., 3031 
Catnip Hill Pike, Nicholasville, KY 40356. The petition proposes to 
amend the food additive regulations in part 573 Food Additives 
permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals (21 CFR part 573) to 
provide for the safe use of polyurethane polymer coating in ruminant 
feed.
    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 
comment.
    Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management 
(see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this document. 
Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any 
mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper 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 25.51(b).

    Dated: January 3, 2005.
Stephen F. Sundlof,
Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.
[FR Doc. 05-673 Filed 1-12-05; 8:45 am]

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