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No experimental data are available for the terrestrial toxicity of glycine. Nevertheless, the test substance is not supposed to be directly applied to soil and an indirect exposure to soil via sewage sludge transfer is unlikely since the substance is readily biodegradable. For a substance being considered as „readily biodegradable“, it can be assumed that it will be rapidly biodegraded within the STP process and as a consequence a transfer to the soil compartment is not expected. The substance is furthermore characterised by a low log Koc indicating a low potential to adsorb to soil particles and suspended matter and to accumulate in soils. Accumulation of the substance in organisms is also unlikely as indicated by the low log Kow (<3).

Consequently, based on this chemical safety assessment and in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex IX, column 2, 9.4 further studies on the effect of glycine on terrestrial organisms were not conducted since exposure of terrestrial organisms is negligible and testing is deemed as not necessary. The substance is not expected to induce acute or chronic effects in terrestrial organisms due to the physic-chemical properties and expected environmental fate.