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The following Letter Type G, or variations thereof, was submitted by individuals or entities.

Letter Type G:

Dear Mr. Burns,

Delays in the release of final regulations on conflict minerals, as stipulated by Sec. 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, will significantly hinder progress toward a legitimate mining sector in eastern Congo that no longer fuels violence, rape and instability. As the UN Group of Experts on Congo has submitted, "scrapping or weakening Dodd Frank is not the solution... The solution is for SEC regulations to incorporate the UN Group of Experts and OECD due diligence guidelines' concept of mitigation. Mitigation allows companies purchasing from mines where FARDC criminal networks are in operation to continue purchasing provided they have put in place mitigation strategies and can prove they are working."

I urge you to take into account the recommendations of the UN Group of Experts and urgently release final regulations on conflict minerals.

Thank you for your consideration.





Modified: 01/24/2012