In order to meet the requirement of subsection (a), the owner or operator of any new electric powerplant
to be operated as a base load powerplant
proposing to use natural gas
as its primary energy source
shall certify to the Secretary
prior to construction,
or prior to operation as a base load powerplant
in the case of a new electric powerplant
operated as a peakload powerplant
or intermediate load powerplant,
that such powerplant
has capability to use coal
or another alternate fuel,
within the meaning of subsection (b). Such certification shall be effective to establish compliance with the requirement of subsection (a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary.
Within 15 days after receipt of a certification submitted pursuant to this paragraph, the Secretary
shall publish in the Federal Register a notice reciting that the certification has been filed.