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In accordance with Annex IX, column 2, 9.4 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, effects on terrestrial organisms do not need to be investigated since a direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely. A direct exposure of the soil compartment is negligible based on the identified uses (refer to IUCLID chapter 3.5). The uses include industrial uses (defined by ERC2) for which the direct exposure to agricultural soil can be excluded since it is assumed that soil at industrial plants is sealed. Additionally, the use of applicable spERC (COLIPA SPERC 2.1.a.v1) exclude exposure to soil based on a release rate of 0% to agricultural soil. The soil exposure by wide-dispersive use (defined by ERC 8a) is unlikely. The use of applicable spERCs (COLIPA SPERC 8a.1.a.v1) exclude exposure to soil based on a release rate of 0% to agricultural soil.

An indirect exposure to the land via activated sludge application from exposed STPs is unlikely because the substance is readily biodegradable. Moreover application via irrigation is negligible since the substance is not used in products intended to be used in agriculture.

Additionally, toxicity testing to terrestrial organisms does not need to be conducted as the Chemical Safety Assessment does not indicate a need for further investigations. The environmental exposure assessment for Sodium methylparabene (CAS 5026-62-0) according to Annex XI, Section 3 indicates no risk for the terrestrial compartment (all RCR < 1; please refer to Chapter 9 and 10 of the Chemical Safety Report for detailed information).

Taking all these information into account it can be assumed that direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely and no testing on terrestrial organisms is deemed necessary.