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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
Notice of petition.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that Lohmann Animal Health GMBH has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of the enzyme phytase from bioengineered Pichia pastoris yeast in animal feed.
Submit either electronic or written comments on the petitioner's request for categorical exclusion from preparing an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement by March 12, 2014.
Submit electronic comments to: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Isabel W. Pocurull, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-226), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-453-6853.
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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 2281) has been filed by Lohmann Animal Health GMBH, Heinz-Lohmann-Strasse 4, 27472 Cuxhaven, Germany. The petition proposes to amend Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in part 573 Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals (21 CFR part 573) to provide for the safe use of the enzyme phytase from bioengineered Pichia pastoris yeast in animal feed.
The petitioner has requested a categorical exclusion from preparing an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under 21 CFR 25.32(r). Interested persons may submit either electronic or written comments regarding this request for categorical exclusion to the Division of Dockets Management (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Identify comments 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.
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Dated: February 4, 2014.
Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.
[FR Doc. 2014-02725 Filed 2-7-14; 8:45 am]
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