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Fatty acids, soya, 2-ethylhexyl esters (CAS 93572-14-6) is considered to be readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria. Studies on the biodegradability of the substance are not available. The assessment is therefore based on study results obtained by testing the ready biodegradability of three structurally related read-across substances Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsatd., 2-ethylhexyl esters (CAS 85049-37-2), Fatty acids, coco, 2-ethylhexyl esters (CAS 92044-87-6) and 2-ethylhexyl oleate (CAS 26399-02-0). Due to the ready biodegradability in water a rapid degradation of the substance in aquatic and terrestrial environments is expected. Thus, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, column 2, 9.2.1.2. - 9.2.1.4., further simulation tests for water and sediment or soil biodegradation are not necessary.