[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 1997)]
[Pages 23467-23468]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-11078]



Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. 97C-0171]

Toyo-Morton, Ltd.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that 
Toyo-Morton, Ltd., has filed a petition proposing that the food 
additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 
polyester-epoxy-urethane adhesive for use as a nonfood contact layer of 
laminated articles intended for use in contact with food.

DATES: Written comments on the petitioner's environmental assessment by 
May 30, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Dockets Management Branch 
(HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., rm. 1-23, 
Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel N. Harrison, Center for Food

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Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-215), Food and Drug Administration, 
200 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3084.

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 7B4538) has been filed by Toyo-Morton, Ltd., c/o 
Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G St. NW., suite 500 West, Washington, DC 
20001. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in 
Sec. 177.1390 Laminate structures for use at temperatures of 250 deg. F 
and above (21 CFR 177.1390) to provide for the safe use of polyester-
epoxy-urethane adhesive for use as a nonfood contact layer of laminated 
articles intended for use in contact with food.
    The potential environmental impact of this action is being 
reviewed. To encourage public participation consistent with regulations 
promulgated under the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 
1501.4(b)), the agency is placing the environmental assessment 
submitted with the petition that is the subject of this notice on 
public display at the Dockets Management Branch (address above) for 
public review and comment. Interested persons may, on or before May 30, 
1997 submit to the Dockets Management Branch (address above) written 
comments. Two copies of any comments are to be submitted, except that 
individuals may submit one copy. Comments are to be identified with the 
docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. 
Received comments may be seen in the office above between 9 a.m. and 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday. FDA will also place on public display any 
amendments to, or comments on, the petitioner's environmental 
assessment without further announcement in the Federal Register. If, 
based on its review, the agency finds that an environmental impact 
statement is not required and this petition results in a regulation, 
the notice of availability of the agency's finding of no significant 
impact and the evidence supporting that finding will be published with 
the regulation in the Federal Register in accordance with 21 CFR 

    Dated: April 17, 1997.
 Alan M. Rulis,
 Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 97-11078 Filed 4-29-97; 8:45 am]