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[74 Stat. 65]
[74 Stat. 65]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-429-APR. 22, 1960

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stability problems, emergencies such as strikes and fires, and other factors. Subject to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b), such quota shall not be less than the sum of— (1) such licensed manufacturer's net disposal of such basic class of narcotic drug during the immediately preceding calendar year or the average of the three immediately precedinj^ calendar years in which such manufacturer produced such basic class of narcotic drug, whichever is greater; and (2) one-half of such manufacturer's net disposal of such basic class of narcotic drug during the immediately preceding calendar year; less such manufacturer's inventory of such basic class of narcotic drug on December 31 of the preceding calendar year. (d) During the period from January 1 until a manufacturing quota for such calendar year is fixed pursuant to subsection (c), any licensed manufacturer entitled to receive a quota for any basic class of narcotic drug under subsection (c) may manufacture a provisional quota of not more than 75 per centum of whichever of the following is greater— (1) such manufacturer's net disposal of such basic class of narcotic drug during the twelve months immediately preceding September 30 of the preceding calendar year; or (2) twelve times such manufacturer's average monthly net disposal of such basic class of narcotic drug for the thirty-three months immediately preceding September 30 of the preceding calendar year; or such higher or lower percentage as the Secretary or his delegate may from time to time for good cause direct. Any higher or lower percentage so directed shall apply to the provisional quotas of all licensed manufacturers for such basic class of narcotic drug. (e) The Secretary or his delegate shall, on application therefor, and subject to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b), fix a quota for any licensed manufacturer of a basic class of narcotic drug who has not manufactured such basic class of narcotic drug during one or more of the three immediately preceding calendar years, in an amount adequate to cover such manuiacturer's reasonably anticipated requirements for the current calendar year. (f) At any time during the calendar year any licensed manufacturer who has applied for or received a manufacturing quota for a basic class of narcotic drug may apply for an increase in such quota, to meet his estimated disposal, inventory, and other requirements during the remainder of such calendar year. I n passing upon such application the Secretary or his delegate shall take into consideration any occurrences since the filing of such manufacturer's initial quota application that may require an increased manufacturing rate by such manufacturer during the balance of such calendar year. I n passing upon such application the Secretary or his delegate may also take into consideration the amount, if any, by which the determination of the Secretary or his delegate under subsection (a) exceeds the aggregate of the quotas of all manufacturers under this section, and the equitable distribution of such excess among other manufacturers. EXCEPTION

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SEC. 12. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act— (1) no license or quota shall be required for the manufacture of such quantities of narcotic drugs as incidentally but necessarily result from the manufacturing process used for the manufacture of a basic class of narcotic drug duly licensed under this Act; and (2) no license or quota shall be required for the manufacture of such quantities of narcotic drugs as incidentally but necessarily re48232 0 - 6 1 - 5