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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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