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Waiver: hydrolysis testing is not required since 3-methylpyridine has been shown to be readily biodegradable.

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According to Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006, Annex VIII, Section, Column 2, hydrolysis testing as a function of pH does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. 3-Methylpyridine has been shown to be readily biodegradable in the environment, as shown by the 70% DOC removal after 8 days in the OECD Guideline 301B test conducted by Weytjens and Wils (1991).