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Withdrawal of Food Additive Petitions Subsequently Converted to Food Contact Notifications

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal without prejudice to a future filing of 19 food additive petitions proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of certain new food additives. The petitioners subsequently requested that their Start Printed Page 42015petitions be converted to food-contact notifications for review under the agency's new premarket notification (PMN) program for food-contact substances. The requested uses are now the subjects of effective notifications.

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Mark Hepp, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-215), Food and Drug Administration, 200 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3098.

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In notices published in the Federal Register (FR), on the dates indicated in the table below, FDA announced the filing of 19 food additive petitions. These petitions proposed to amend the food additive regulations in the sections listed in the table to provide for the safe use of the listed substances intended for use in food-contact articles. Since publication of these filing notices, the petitioners have requested that their respective petitions be converted to food-contact notifications for review under the agency's new PMN process for food-contact substances and that their petitions be withdrawn when the corresponding notifications become effective. These petitions were converted to notifications and subsequently reviewed under the the PMN process. The requested uses are now the subjects of effective notifications. The corresponding food additive petitions are now withdrawn without prejudice to a future filing (21 CFR 171.7).

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FAP No.1 and Docket No.FCN No.2FR Citation and DateCompanySection/PartAdditiveUse
9B4662, 99F-1419164 FR 28000, May 24, 1999Milliken & Co. c/o Keller & Heckman.Proposed new section in part 178.Silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphateAntimicrobial for  polymers for food packaging.
8B4632, 98F-1021363 FR 67075, Dec. 4,1998Rohm and Haas Co. c/o Keller & Heckman.176.170Styrene acrylic copolymersPaper and paperboard coating.
8B4564, 98F-0053563 FR 5808, Feb. 4, 1998Currently, BP Amoco  Chemicals, Inc.177.1480Nitrile rubber modified acrylonitrile-methyl  acrylate copolymers.Beverage containers.
5B4455, 95F-0092460 FR 22400, May 5, 1995Currently, BP Amoco  Chemicals, Inc.177.1630Ethylene terephthalate-isophthalate copolymers  with 83-97 weight percent  ethylene terephthalate units.Components of food-contact articles.
5B4450, 95F-0130860 FR 32526, June 22, 1995Shell Chemicals Co.177.1630Ethylene terephthalate polymers containing less  than 50 weight percent of polymer units derived from ethylene 2,6-naphthalene.Components of food-contact  articles.
5B4451, 95F-0129960 FR 32159, June 20, 1995Shell Chemicals Co.Proposed new section in part 177.Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxycarbonyl-2,6-  napthalenediylcarbonyl) polymer and the copolymer poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxy  carbonyl-2,6-naphthalenediylcarbonyl) with ethylene terephthalate.Components of food-contact articles.
8B4582, 98F-00581063 FR 6571, Feb. 9, 1998Currently, Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd. c/o Ungaretti &  Harris.177.1630Pyromellitic dianhydrideModifier in ethylene  terephthalate. copolymers.
7B4558, 97F-04061262 FR 51873, Oct. 3, 1997Sveriges Starkelseproducenter c/o Kirschman Assoc.178.3520Industrial starch modified with up to 21 percent  2,3-epoxypropyltrimethyl ammonium chloride.Component of food-contact articles.
9B4685, 99F-29081964 FR 47843, Sept. 1, 1999The Goodyear Tire &  Rubber Co. c/o Keller & Heckman.175.300Piperylene/2-methyl-2-butene/  alpha-methylstyrene terpolymer.Can end cement.
9B4645, 99F-08041164 FR 19182, Apr. 19, 1999Rohm and Haas Co.176.170 and  176.300.4,5-Dichloro-2-n-octyl 3 (2H)-isothiazolonePreservative and  slimicide for paper and paperboard.
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7B4554, 97F-04141562 FR 52137, Oct. 6, 1997Stilbene Whitening Agent Task Force c/o Keller & Heckman.176.170Benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2-(1,2-ethenediyl)bis[5-  [[4-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-amino]-6-  [(4-sulfonphenyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-  yl]amino]-,tetrasodium salt.Optical brightner in paper and paperboard.
8B4617, 98F-07142063 FR 46226, Aug. 31, 1998Asahi Denka Kogyo, K.K. c/o Japan Technical Information Center, Inc.178.20102,2′-methylenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenyl)2-  ethylhexyl phosphite.Antioxidant and/or  stabilizer in linear low density polyethylene.
8B4599, 98F-04362163 FR 34188, June 23, 1998Asahi Denka Kogyo, K.K. c/o Japan Technical Information Center, Inc.178.20102,2′-methylenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenyl)2  -ethylhexyl phosphite.Antioxidant and/or stabilizer in high density polyethylene.
9B4679, 99F-25522264 FR 43189, Aug. 9, 1999Asahi Denka Kogyo, K.K. c/o Japan Technical Information Center, Inc.178.2010Phosphorous acid, cyclic neopentanetetrayl  bis(2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenyl) ester.Antioxidant and/or stabilizer in polyolefins.
9B4667, 99F-20802364 FR 36361, July 6, 1999Engelhard Corp.178.3297Solution of 1-naphthalenesulfonic acid,  12-[(2-hydroxy-6-sulfo-1-  naphthalenyl)azo]-, strontium salt (1:1) and 2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 5-  [4-chloro-5-ethyl- 2-sulfophenyl)azo]-6-hydroxy-, strontium salt (1:1) (C.I.  Pigment Red 277).Colorant for polymers.
7A4541, 97F-01753062 FR 25633, May 9, 1997Currently, Betz Dearborn c/o Keller and Heckman173.310Copolymer of acrylic acid and  polyethylen eglycol allyl ether.Boiler water additive.
9B4694, 99F-29982964 FR 48654, Sept. 7, 1999Asahi Denka Kogyo, K.K.178.2010Tridecanol phosphite condensation product  with butylidenebis[2-(1,1-  dimethylethyl)- 5-methyl-4,1-phenylene].Antioxidant and/or  stabilizer in styrene-isoprene-styrene copolymer to be used as a component of pressure-sensitive adhesives.
9B4691, 99F-29972564 FR 49496, Sept. 13, 1999Engelhard Corp.178.32971-naphthelenesulfonic acid, 2-[(4,5-dihydro-3-methyl- 5-oxo-1-(3-  Sulfophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-4- yl)azo]-,  strontium and calcium salt (1:1)(C.I.  Pigment 209 and C.I. Pigment 209:1).Colorant for polymers.
9B4698, 99F-43732664 FR 58070, Oct. 28, 1999Engelhard Corp.178.3297A solid solution of 2-naphthalene sulfonic acid,  15-[(5-chloro-4-methyl-2-  sulfophenyl)azo]- 6-hydroxy]-, strontium salt (1:1) and 2-naphthalenesulfonic  acid, 5-[(4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-sulfonphenyl)azo]-6- hydroxy]-,strontium salt  (1:1)(C.I. Pigment Red 276).Colorant for polymers.
1 Food additive petition number.
2 Food-contact notification number.
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Dated: June 28, 2000.

Alan M. Rulis,

Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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[FR Doc. 00-17199 Filed 7-6-00; 8:45 am]