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Time limit for making an access determination

             (1)  This section applies if the Commission commences to hold a public inquiry under Part 25 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 about a proposal to make an access determination, and the declared service to which the access determination relates is not covered by subsection 152AL(8D).

             (2)  The Commission must make a final access determination within 6 months after that commencement.

Extension of decision-making period

             (3)  The Commission may, by written notice published on its website, extend or further extend the 6-month period referred to in subsection (2), so long as:

                     (a)  the extension or further extension is for a period of not more than 6 months; and

                     (b)  the notice includes a statement explaining why the Commission has been unable to make a final access determination within that 6-month period or that 6-month period as previously extended, as the case may be.

Note:          The Commission may be required to make an interim access determination--see section 152BCG.

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