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[74 Stat. 62]
[74 Stat. 62]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-429-APR. 22, 1960

[74 S T A T.

quota to manufacture during the period for which the quota is applicable any quantity of such narcotic drug in excess of the amount authorized by such quota. LICENSES TO MANUFACXrRE NARCOTIC DRUGS

26 USC 4722.

26 USC 4722.

SEC. 8. (a) Every person who manufactures a basic class or classes of narcotic drug shall, on or before January 1, 1961, if then already engaged in such manufacture, or otherwise before engaging in such manufacture, obtain from the Secretary or his delegate a ncense or licenses for the appropriate basic class or classes of narcotic drug. There shall be a separate license for the manufacture of each basic class of narcotic drug. In determining whether to issue a license for a particular basic class of narcotic drug to a particular applicant, the Secretary or his delegate shall be governed by the following factors— (1) maintenance of effective controls against the diversion of the particular basic class of narcotic drug and of narcotic drugs compounded therefrom into other than legitimate medical and scientific channels through limitation of manufacture of the particular basic class of narcotic drug to the smallest number of establishments which will produce an adequate and uninterrupted supply of narcotic drugs of or derived from such basic class of narcotic drugs for medical and scientific purposes, consistent with the public interest; and (2) compliance with the obligations undertaken by the United States pursuant to the 1931 convention and the 1948 protocol; and (3) promotion of technical advances in the art of manufacturing narcotic drugs and the development of new narcotic drug products; and (4) the applicant's education, moral character and reputation, the applicant's past drug manufacturing experience and the quality of his products, his technical competence, the existence in the applicant's establishment of adequate safeguards against diversion of narcotic drugs into other than legitimate medical and scientific channels; and (5) such other factors as may be relevant to and consistent with the public interest. (^|j) Registration pursuant to section 4722 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, shall be a prerequisite to the issuance of any license under this section. Licenses shall be in such form as the Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe and shall continue in effect subject only to annual renewal of registration unless revoked pursuant to section 9 of this Act or voluntarily surrendered. Issuance of a license pursuant to this section shall not entitle the licensee to perform any act with respect to narcotic drugs as to which the consent or approval of the Secretary or his delegate is required by the provisions of this or any other Act. (c) Issuance of a license for the manufacture of any one basic class of narcotic drug shall not entitle the holder thereof to manufacture for sale, distribution, or other use any other basic class of narcotic drug. (d) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the Secretary or his delegate shall authorize any person registered as a manufacturer or as a person engaged in research under section 4722 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, who meets the standards for licensing under subsection (a)(4) of this section 8, whether or not such person actually holds a license under subsection (a), to produce such limited quantities as the Secretary or his delegate may specify of any narcotic drug, except crude opium or coca leaves, whether or