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Time limit for Commission's final determination

Commission to make final determination within 180 days

  (1)   The Commission must make a final determination within the period of 180 days (the expected period ) starting at the start of the day the access dispute is notified.

Extending the period

  (2)   Before the end of the expected period, the Commission may, if satisfied it is appropriate to do so, extend the expected period.

  (3)   When the Commission extends the expected period, it must:

  (a)   notify the parties of the extension before it takes effect; and

  (b)   give the parties reasons for the extension.

  (4)   The expected period may be extended one or more times, but must not exceed 365 days.

Deemed final determination

  (5)   If the Commission does not make a final determination within the expected period, it is taken, immediately after the end of the expected period, to have:

  (a)   made a final determination that does not impose any obligations on the parties or alter any obligations (if any) that exist at that time between the parties; and

  (b)   published a written report about the final determination under section   153ZET.

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