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Kemira Oyj; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Formic Acid

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that Kemira Oyj has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of formic acid as a pH control agent in swine feed.

DATES:

Submit written or electronic comments on the petitioner's environmental assessment January 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to: http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Isabel W. Pocurull, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240 453-6853, email: isabel.pocurull@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (section 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5)), notice is given that a food additive petition (FAP 2262) has been filed by Kristi O. Smedley, Center for Regulatory Services, Inc., 5200 Wolf Run Shoals Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192-5755, U.S. agent for Kemira Oyj, Porkkalantatu 3, P.O. Box 330, 001000 Helsinki, Finland. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in part 573 Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals (21 CFR part 573) to provide for the safe use of formic acid as a pH control agent in swine feed when used at levels up to 1.2 percent of the feed.

The potential environmental impact of this petition is being reviewed. To encourage public participation consistent with regulations issued 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 Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) for public review and comment.

Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this document. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper 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 Division of Dockets Management 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 25.51(b).

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Dated: December 1, 2009.

Bernadette Dunham,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. E9-29049 Filed 12-4-09; 8:45 am]

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