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Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

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In accordance with Column 2 of Annex IX and Annex X, toxicity testing with soil organisms may be waived if direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely. The test substance is not supposed to be directly applied to soil. Indirect exposure to soil is unlikely to occur in significant dimensions since due to the extremely low water solubility, the substance will reach sewage treatment plants (STPs) in only very small amounts. If any, relevant amounts of the substance will reach industrial STPs rather than domestic STPs. Sludge of industrial STPs will usually not be applied on agricultural soil but will be incinerated. Therefore, exposure to soil can be neglected.

Additionally, following the results obtained with the analogous compound Di-(2-ethylhexyl)amine (CAS 106-20-7) the substance is expected to be moderately biodegradable (not readily biodegradable) in soil. Moreover, the risk characterisation ratio (RCR) does not indicate the need for further investigation of risks for the soil compartment (RCR < 1).