Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000715

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Date: April 17, 2007

From: Supervisor, Environmental Review Team (ERT)
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-246)

Subject: FCN No. 715 - Amines, tallow alkyl, ethoxylated for use as a component in repulpable tape adhesives

Notifier: 3M
St Paul, MN 55144

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Vivian Gilliam

I have reviewed the notifier's revised environmental assessment (EA) and have prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed use of the FCS. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's revised EA (in PDF, 291Kb), dated April 11, 2007, may be made available to the public and we will post them on the internet at*

Please let me know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D.

Attachment: Finding of No Significant Impact

Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 715), submitted by 3M, to provide for the safe use amines, tallow alkyl, ethoxylated as a component in repulpable tape adhesives

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 a revised environmental assessment (in PDF, 291Kb) dated April 11, 2007.

Prepared by:__________________________________________Date: April 17, 2007
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Team
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date. The new FDA websites can be accessed from the Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of

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