NOTE: If a closeout notice was previously issued for the protective filing date and the
application form is received after the protective filing closeout period, the protective
filing date cannot be used as the filing date. However, if an open protective filing
exists, use that date. Otherwise, use the receipt date as the filing date. For establishing
protective filings refer to SI 00601.020 for protective writings and SI 00601.025 for oral inquiries. See SI 00601.037B for close out procedures.