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SEC RIN: 3235-AK84 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Conflict Minerals 
Abstract: The Commission adopted a new rule pursuant to section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which added section 13(p) to the Exchange Act. The new rule requires any reporting issuer for which conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by that issuer to disclose in a new form whether its conflict minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. If so, the issuer is required to file as an exhibit to this form a separate conflict minerals report. 
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 17 CFR 229.10 et seq    17 CFR 229.104(new)    17 CFR 229.601(new)   
Legal Authority: 15 USC 77g    15 USC 77j    15 USC 77s    15 USC 78l    15 USC 78m    15 USC 78o    15 USC 78w    PL 111-203 sec 1502   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Sec 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the Commission to adopt rules by April 15, 2011.  04/15/2011 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/23/2010  75 FR 80948   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/31/2011    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  02/03/2011  76 FR 6110   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  03/02/2011    
Final Action  09/12/2012  77 FR 56272   
Final Action Effective  11/13/2012 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
John Fieldsend
Division of Corporation Finance
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE,
Washington, DC 20549
Phone:202 551-3430