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Administrative data

toxicity to terrestrial arthropods: long-term
Data waiving:
exposure considerations
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely
Justification for type of information:
BT is intended for use in closed systems. Leakages or releases from dielectric equipment (including during maintenance) must be prevented or captured, contained and managed to prevent release to water or soil. Wash water should not be released to the environment but collected and disposed of in accordance with all relevant waste management regulations. Secondary containment in accordance with good industry practice must be provided for transfer and storage areas to prevent release to the environment.
Additional remarks on risk characterisation:
Maintenance of dielectric equipment, including recovery of BT, should be carried out by appropriately qualified personnel. Leakages or spillages should be immediately contained with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust). The waste absorbent material must subsequently be managed as a solid waste (see below). Leakages or spillages must not be discharged to wastewater, surface waters, groundwater or soils.Waste material must be collected and transferred to external waste treatment for recovery (see below) or disposal by hazardous waste incineration in accordance with applicable local and/or national regulations. Hazardous waste incineration results in complete combustion of waste material.
Solid waste containing BT (including, e.g., absorbent material, disposable PPE) should be transferred to a secure container (using mechanical methods). The waste must be stored in a designated area with adequate secondary containment to prevent release to the environment. Waste material must be labelled and disposed of in accordance with all relevant waste management regulations.

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Results and discussion

Applicant's summary and conclusion