The Federal Energy Administrator may require that any powerplant or other major fuel burning installation in the early planning process (other than a combustion gas turbine or combined cycle unit) be designed and constructed so as to be capable of using coal as its primary energy source. No powerplant or other major fuel burning installation may be required under this subsection to be so designed and constructed, if the Administrator determines that (1) in the case of a powerplant to do so is likely to result in an impairment of reliability or adequacy of service, or (2) an adequate and reliable supply of coal is not expected to be available. In considering whether to impose a design and construction requirement under this subsection, the Federal Energy Administrator shall consider the existence and effects of any contractual commitment for the construction of such facilities and the capability of the owner to recover any capital investment made as a result of any requirement imposed under this subsection.
15 U.S. Code § 792 - Coal conversion and allocation
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This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (b)(1) and (d), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 93–319. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 791 of this title and Tables.
Section 1857c–10 of title 42, referred to in subsec. (b)(2)(B), (3)(B), was in the original a reference to section 119 of the Clean Air Act, and was repealed by Pub. L. 95–95, § 112(b), which provided in part that references in this section to section 1857c–10 shall be construed to refer to section 7413(d) of title 42 and to paragraph (5) thereof in particular. Subsequently, section 7413 of title 42 was amended generally by Pub. L. 101–549, title VII, § 701, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2672, and, as so amended, subsec. (d) no longer relates to final compliance orders. See section 7413(a) of title 42 for provisions relating generally to compliance orders. For further details, see Compliance Orders note set out below.
1977—Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 95–70 substituted “shall expire at midnight, December 31, 1978” for “shall expire at midnight, June 30, 1977”.
1975—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–163, § 101(b), authorized the Administrator to prohibit any powerplant or other fuel burning installation from burning natural gas or petroleum products as its primary energy source if such powerplant or other installation is required to meet a design or construction requirement under subsec. (c) of this section.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–163, § 101(c), inserted “or other major fuel burning installation” after “powerplant” wherever appearing and inserted “in the case of a powerplant” after “if the Administrator determines that (1)”.
Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 94–163, § 101(a)(1), substituted “June 30, 1977” for “June 30, 1975” and “January 1, 1985” for “January 1, 1979”.
Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 94–163, § 101(a)(2), substituted “December 31, 1984” for “December 31, 1978” and “January 1, 1985” for “January 1, 1979”.
Federal Energy Administration terminated and functions vested by law in Administrator thereof transferred to Secretary of Energy (unless otherwise specifically provided) by sections 7151(a) and 7293 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
Pub. L. 95–95, title I, § 112(b), Aug. 7, 1977, 91 Stat. 709, repealed section 119 of the Clean Air Act, which was classified to section 1857c–10 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and which related to the Administrator’s authority to deal with the energy shortage. Section 112(b) of Pub. L. 95–95 provided that: