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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000124

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Date: June 15, 2001

From: Environmental Chemist, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Division of Product Manufacture and Use (HFS-246)

Subject: FCN No. 124 - Styrene block copolymers with optional adjuvant as articles or components of articles intended for food contact

Notifier: ATOFINA Petrochemicals
c\o Keller and Heckman
Washington, DC 20001

To: Division of Petition Control (HFS 215)
Attention: Vir Anand

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this premarket notification. When this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated March 26, 2001, may be made available to the public.

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance that would be inconsistent with the identity and use described in the FONSI.

Elizabeth Ann Cox


Finding of No Significant Impact

A premarket notification (FCN No. 124), submitted by ATOFINA Petrochemicals, to provide for the safe use of styrene block copolymers with 1,3-butadiene to which may be optionally added octadecyl 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate as articles or components of articles intended for contact with all types of food.

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 submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment, dated March 26, 2001.

Prepared by____________________________________________ Date: June 15, 2001
Elizabeth Ann Cox, Environmental Chemist
Environmental Review Team
Division of Product Manufacture and Use
Office of Premarket Approval
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

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