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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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The substance is considered as readily biodegradable, therefore further studies on the biodegradation in water and sediment are not provided.

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[Specific explanation in addition to field 'Justification for data waiving']
According to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, Annex IX, Sections and column 2, a simulation study on ultimate degradation in surface water and sediment does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. Ethylene glycol is readily biodegradable (see IUCLID Ch. 5.2.1). Therefore, further testing on biodegradation in surface water and sediment is not provided.