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Fatty acids, C12-16 (even numbered) and C18 unsatd., methyl esters (CAS No. 1234694-02-0) is considered to be readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria (based on data from suitable read-across substances in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XI, 1.5). Based on this information, Fatty acids, C12-16 (even numbered) and C18-unsatd., methyl esters (CAS No. 1234694-02-0) is expected to rapidly biodegraded in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Thus, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex IX, Column 2, 9.2.1.2, 9.2.1.3 and 9.2.1.4, further simulation testing on biodegradation of the substance in water, sediment and soil is not required.