19 U.S.C. § 1677c : US Code - Section 1677C: Hearings

    (a) Investigation hearings
      (1) In general
        Except as provided in paragraph (2), the administering
      authority and the Commission shall each hold a hearing in the
      course of an investigation upon the request of any party to the
      investigation before making a final determination under section
      1671d or 1673d of this title.
      (2) Exception
        If investigations are initiated under part I and part II of
      this subtitle regarding the same merchandise from the same
      country within 6 months of each other (but before a final
      determination is made in either investigation), the holding of a
      hearing by the Commission in the course of one of the
      investigations shall be treated as compliance with paragraph (1)
      for both investigations, unless the Commission considers that
      special circumstances require that a hearing be held in the
      course of each of the investigations. During any investigation
      regarding which the holding of a hearing is waived under this
      paragraph, the Commission shall allow any party to submit such
      additional written comment as it considers relevant.
    (b) Procedures
      Any hearing required or permitted under this subtitle shall be
    conducted after notice published in the Federal Register, and a
    transcript of the hearing shall be prepared and made available to
    the public. The hearing shall not be subject to the provisions of
    subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, or to section 702 of such