Food additive petitions: Asahi Chemical Industry Co. et al.,

 
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[Federal Register: June 21, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 118)]

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 99F-1867]

Asahi Chemical Industry Co. and Japan Synthetic Rubber Co.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that Asahi Chemical Industry Co. and Japan Synthetic Rubber Co. have fileda petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 2,4-diphenyl-4-methyl-1-pentene (common name alpha-methylstyrene dimer) in the manufacture of coatings for food-contact paper and paperboard.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew J. Zajac, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-215), Food and Drug Administration, 200 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3095.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (sec. 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a food additive petition (FAP 9B4666) has been filedby Asahi Chemical Industry Co. and Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., c/o Environ International Corp., 4350 North Fairfax Dr., suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in Sec. 176.170 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods (21 CFR 176.170) and Sec. 176.180 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food (21 CFR 176.180) to provide for the safe use of 2,4-diphenyl-4-methyl-1-pentene (common name alpha- methylstyrene dimer) in the manufacture of coatings for food-contact paper and paperboard.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(i) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

Dated: June 2, 1999. Alan M. Rulis, Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

[FR Doc. 99-15662Filed6-18-99; 8:45 am]

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