Panorama of the Diablo Canyon Coast Line

The Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee (DCISC) is a three-person Committee charged with reviewing and making recommendations concerning the safety of operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company“s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (DCPP).

On Wednesday evening, April 17th, from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M., members of the public are invited to meet with two members of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee (DCISC) Member Dr. Peter Lam and Technical Consultant Rick McWhorter at the Avila Beach Community Center Conference Room, 191 San Miguel Street, Avila Beach, California.

April 17, 2019 Open House

The Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee is interested in receiving expressions of interest, together with statements of qualifications, from persons interested in a temporary assignment to serve as a technical consultant, on an ad hoc basis, to assist the Committee in the identification of decommissioning-related issues. A letter or email from interested persons should be directed as soon as possible to the Office of the DCISC Legal Counsel, 857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, CA 93940 and/or to The next meeting of the DCISC is scheduled to be held on February 27–28, 2019, and this matter will be on the agenda for consideration.

The Committee is also seeking to receive comments from members of the public concerning a potential continuing role for the Committee to review decommissioning-related matters following the cessation of electricity-generating operations by DCPP.

DCISC Post-Shutdown Summary—Draft—For Discussion Purposes (PDF)

The Committee was created by the State of California's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and held its first meeting in May 1990.

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant is located on a 750-acre site along the central California coastline in San Luis Obispo County.

Diablo Canyon provides electricity for more than two million northern and central Californians from operation of its two 1,100 megawatt Westinghouse 4-loop pressurized water reactors fueled by uranium dioxide. Diablo Canyon began commercial operation in 1985 and is licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to continue operating Unit-1 until 2024 and Unit-2 until 2025.

The Committee holds public meetings and plant tours, conducts inspections and publishes an annual report on the safety of Diablo Canyon, assisted by technical consultants and legal counsel.

28th Annual Report on the Safety of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP)

Review of Decommissioning-related Issues

Review of Seismic Safety Issues

Review of Tsunami Hazard and Risk at DCPP and Its Environs

Evaluations of Safety Issues for Alternate Cooling Technologies or Modification to DCPP Once-Through Cooling System

Information on CA Public Utilities Commission Decision D.18-01-022 to Retire Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) at the Expiration of the Current Operating Licenses

DCISC Recommendations 2000–2001 to 2015–2016 Annual Report Periods

Used Fuel Storage Program Video

Steam Generator Replacement Video.

For more information about DCISC contact:

Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee
& Office of the Legal Counsel
857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, California 93940
Telephone: in Califonia call 800-439-4688; outside of California call 831-647-1044
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