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Biodegradation in water: screening test, Biodegradation in water and sediment, Biodegradation in soil

In accordance with column 2 of REACH Regulation 1907/2006/EC Annex VII section 9.2.1.1, a biodegradation test does not need to be conducted as the test substance lithium nitrate is an inorganic substance. Furthermore according to REACH Annex X, Section 9.2, Column 2, further biotic degradation testing shall be proposed, if the chemical safety assessment according to Annex I indicates the need to investigate further degradation.

The CSA does not indicate any need to further assess degradation. Risk assessment was already performed assuming worst case conditions including “no biodegradation”. All risks are adequately controlled. Thus, any further information that would lead to the conclusion that the registered substance is not biodegradable would not influence the chemical safety assessment. Please refer to the attached CSR in IUCLID section 13 for further information.