[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 19301-19302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07632]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 172

[Docket No. FDA-2014-F-0364]


Eastman Chemical Company; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of petition.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing 
that we have filed a petition, submitted by Eastman Chemical Company, 
proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to remove the 
upper bound of the melting point range in the regulation for the 
antioxidant TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone) and add a purity 
acceptance criterion.

DATES: The food additive petition was filed on March 11, 2014.

ADDRESSES: See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Anderson, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 
Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1309.

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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))), we are giving notice 
that we have filed a food additive petition (FAP 4A4803), submitted by 
Eastman Chemical Company, 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.  172.185 (21 CFR 172.185) TBHQ to 
remove the upper bound of the melting point range specified in Sec.  
172.185(a) and to add an acceptance criterion for purity as measured by 
the percentage of TBHQ (not less than 99%) when tested by the titration 
assay specified in the most current edition of the Food Chemicals 
Codex.
    We have determined under 21 CFR 25.30(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: April 1, 2014.
Dennis M. Keefe,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2014-07632 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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