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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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biodegradation in water: simulation testing on ultimate degradation in surface water
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is readily biodegradable
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Description of key information

Based on the readily biodegradability status of the substance, the CSA demonstrates safe use for the water and sediment compartments. Therefore half-life data from simulation tests is not required to further refine the exposure assessment. 

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Additional information

The substance, Benzyl salicylate has been shown to be readily biodegradable and, according to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, it is unnecessary to perform surface water or sediment simulation tests for substances that are readily biodegradable. The identification of degradation products is also not required.