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The Common Manual (CM) Governing Board and Policy Committee use an Industry/Public Listserv to communicate CM business and information to industry participants and interested parties. By subscribing to the listserv, you'll receive information about the policy development process and other CM activities. Information distributed routinely includes:

  • Draft policy proposals for review and comment.
  • Final policies approved by the CM Governing Board.
  • Common Bulletin Language (i.e., summaries of approved policies).
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  • Updates of Policy Committee activities.
  • Industry surveys.

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