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Terrestrial data of oleamide are not available but due to the properties of oleamide a hazard to soil organisms is assumed to be low. In accordance with column 2 of EC 1970/2006 Annex IX the effects of terrestrial organisms need not to be tested if a direct and indirect exposure to the soil compartment is unlikely. As the category members are readily biodegradable an indirect exposure of soil organisms through sludge application can be ruled out. Regarding the very low water solubility (< 0.1 mg/L) it is not likely that the test substances can be found in the aquatic environment in high concentrations and therefore an application due to floods and irrigation can be ruled out. 

Data from acute and chronic studies afford that there is no toxicity in the range of water solubility for aquatic organisms. Moreover, chronic and acute studies for mammals result in no toxic effects as well. The test substance is not classified and considering that the test substance is readily biodegradable, has very low water solubility (< 0.1 mg/L), is not toxic to aquatic species and mammalians and an indirect application to soil via sludge can be ruled out, no soil toxicity data should be generated.

The available information indicates that the substance has a low potential for bioaccumulation and they will not accumulate to significant levels in aquatic organisms, therefore a test with birds is not required.