Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing Sector (NAICS 3254)
The pharmaceutical manufacturing sector is part of the manufacturing sector (NAICS 31 - 33). It consists of establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: manufacturing biological and medical products; processing botanical drugs and herbs; isolating active medical principles from botanical drugs and herbs; manufacturing pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external consumption in such forms as tablets, capsules, ointments, powders and solutions.
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Laws and Regulations
- Compliance Assistance Tool for Clean Air Act Regulations: Subpart GGG of 40 CFR NESHAPS for Source Category Pharmaceutical Production (PDF) (260 pp, 7066 K)
- Compliance Assistance Tool for Pharmaceutical Production, Pesticide Active Ingredient Production, and Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing NESHAP: Comparison of Regulatory Requirements and Case Study Compliance Illustrations for Nondedicated Equipment (PDF) (85 pp, 1505 K)
- Pharmaceuticals Sector Compliance Assistance: including sector profiles and assistance centers.