[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 12, 2000)]
[Notices]
[Page 1908]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-647]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. 00F-0089]


Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that Ciba 
Specialty Chemicals Corp. has filed a petition proposing that the food 
additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 
phosphorous acid, bis[2,4-bis(1,1-dimethyl)-6-methylphenyl] ethyl ester 
as a stabilizer in olefin polymers intended to contact food.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hortense S. Macon, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-206), Food and Drug Administration, 
200 C St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3086.

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 0B4702) has been filed by Ciba Specialty 
Chemicals Corp., 540 White Plains Road, P.O. Box 2005, Tarrytown, NY 
10591-9005. The petition proposes to amend the food additive 
regulations in Sec. 178.2010 Antioxidants and/or stabilizers for 
polymers (21 CFR 178.2010) to provide for the safe use of phosphorous 
acid, bis[2,4-bis(1,1-dimethyl)-6-methylphenyl] ethyl ester as a 
stabilizer in olefin polymers intended to contact food. This substance 
is regulated currently as bis(2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-methylphenyl)ethyl 
phosphite under 21 CFR 178.2010. The name phosphorous acid, bis[2,4-
bis(1,1-dimethyl)-6-methylphenyl] ethyl ester is the most current 
nomenclature in the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry System.
     The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(i) that this action 
is of the 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: December 28, 1999.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Acting Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 00-647 Filed 1-11-00; 8:45 am]
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