Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000821

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Date: May 6, 2008

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

Subject: FCN No. 821 - Styrene block polymers with 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated for use as a modifier for propylene polymers and copolymers

Notifier: Asahi Kasei
c/o Keller and Heckman, LLP
Washington, D.C., 20001

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Kenneth McAdams

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Food Contact Notification (FCN) 821. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment, dated March 24, 2008, may be made available to the public and we will post redacted copies of 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.

Finding of No Significant Impact for FCN 821

Revised Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 821), submitted by Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, to provide for the safe use of Styrene block polymer with 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated for use as a modifier of propylene polymers and copolymers at a level not to exceed 40% by weight.

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 the environmental assessment dated March 24, 2008.

Prepared and Approved by:__________________________________________Date: May 6, 2008
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*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date.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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