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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000146

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Date: June 7, 2001

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

Subject: FCN No. 146 - Poly-1-butene polymers and Butene/ethylene copolymers

Notifier: Basell Polyolefins N.V.
Wilmington, DE 19808-1652

To: Division of Petition Control (HFS 215)
Attention: Edward Machuga

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 April 3, 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

Premarket notification FCN No. 146, submitted by Basell Polyolefins N.V., to provide for the safe use of poly-1-butene polymers and butene/ethylene copolymers in contact with 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 April 3, 2001.

Prepared by_______________________________________ Date: June 7, 2001
Elizabeth Ann Cox, Acting Team Leader
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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