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TITLE LX-EFFECTIVE DATES SEC. 90L EFFECTIVE DATES.

Unless otherwise provided in this Act, the provisions of this Act shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, except that the Secretary may issue rules pursuant to such provisions at any time after such date of enactment, which rules may take effect no earlier than 180 days after such date of enactment. SEC. 902 INTERIM PETITION AND CONSIDERATION FOR CERTAIN

EXEMPTIONS. (2) EXEMPTIONS IN THE CASE OF CERTAIN POWERPLANTS.—In the case of

(1) any electric powerplant which, as of April 20, 1977, has received a final decision from the appropriate State agency authorizing the construction of such powerplant, and

(3) any electric powerplant (A) consisting of one or more combined cycle units owned or operated by an electric utility which serves at least 2,000,000 customers and (B) for which an application has been filed for at least one year before the date of the enactment of this Act with the appropriate State

agency for authorization to construct such powerplant, the Secretary may receive, consider, and grant (or deny) any petition for an exemption under title II or DII, notwithstanding section 901 or the fact that all rules related to such petition have not been prescribed at the time.

(b) EXEMPTIONS UNDER SECTION 211(d):--The Secretary may receive, consider, and grant (or deny) any petition for any exemption under section 211(a), notwithstanding section 901 or the fact that all rules related to such petition have not been prescribed at the time.

Approved November 9, 1978.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

HOUSE REPORTS: No. 95 433 (Comm. on Ways and Means), No. 95–543, Vols. I and

Il accompanying H.R. 8444 (ad hoc Comm. on Energy), and No.

95-1749 (Comm. of Conference).
SENATE REPORT No. 95–988 (Comm. of Conference).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 123 (1977): July 18, considered and passed House.

Sept. 8, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Oct. 13, House agreed to certain Senate amendments; insisted

on House amendment to Senate amendment No. 6.
Vol. 124 (1978): July 14, 17, 18, Senate agreed to conference report.

Oct. 15, House agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS:

Vol. 14, No. 45: Nov. 9, Presidential statement.

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AUGUST 1979

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1979

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