Notice of Public Meeting

The Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee Notice of Plant Tour and Public Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 8, 2017, at 8:00 A.M., the members of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee ("DCISC") will conduct an inspection tour of certain areas of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (“DCPP”). This tour, which will take approximately four hours, was previously advertised to the public. Because the plant is an operating nuclear power plant the number of participants is limited and space will be assigned on the basis of prior reservations. Prior clearance of all public attendees is required in compliance with rules of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC").

In the alternative if security considerations preclude the public tour on February 8th, the DCISC may convene an informal presentation and question and answer session at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company ("PG&E") Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, California.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that on February 8–9, 2017, at the Avila Lighthouse Suites Point San Luis Conference Facility, located at First and San Francisco Streets, Avila Beach, California, a public meeting will be held by the DCISC in four separate sessions, at the times indicated, to consider the following matters:

  1. Afternoon Session: (02/08/2017)–1:30 P.M. Opening comments and remarks; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; approve the Minutes of the DCISC’s October 19-20, 2016 public meeting; discussion of administrative matters, including receipt of PG&E’s response to the DCISC 26th Annual Report on the Safety of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Operations for the period July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016; an update on financial matters, consultant compensation, and activities during 2017; review of the Open Items List; reports by Committee members, technical consultants and legal counsel; scheduling of future fact-finding visits and public meetings; review documents received; approve fact-finding reports and authorize their transmittal to PG&E; and convene in closed session to consider a personnel matter.
  2. Evening Session: (02/08/2017) –5:45 P.M. Committee member comments; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive an informational presentation related to plant safety and operations requested by the Committee from PG&E updating the DCISC on the DCPP Excellence Plan and the Plant Investment Review Process; and receive remarks by the NRC Senior Resident Inspector for DCPP.
  3. Morning Session: (02/09/2017)–8:30 A.M. Comments by Committee members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive further informational presentations requested by the Committee from PG&E relating to plant safety and operations, including a presentation entitled “State of the Plant” concerning key events, station activities, and a summary of station highlights and performance since October 2016 when the DCISC last held a public meeting, an update on the NRC’s evaluation of PG&E’s Seismic Hazard Submittal, a report on the identification on May 16, 2016 of the inoperability of Valve RHR-2-8700B and the investigation into the causes and significance, corrective actions and related NRC enforcement actions, an update on recent Licensee Event Reports, NRC Notices of Violation and NRC Performance Indicators and issues raised by NRC Resident Inspectors, and a presentation on the plans and preparations for the twentieth refueling outage for Unit-1 (1R20).
  4. Afternoon Session: (02/09/2017)–1:00 P.M. Comments by Committee members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; consider further informational presentations from PG&E on topics relating to plant safety and operations, including the results of the 2016 Operating Plan and key elements of the 2017 Operating Plan, the results of the November 2-4, 2016 Evaluated Ingestion Pathway Emergency Exercise; wrap-up discussion by Committee members, and confirmation of future site visits, study sessions and public meetings.

The DCISC’s policy is to schedule its public meetings in locations that are accessible to people with disabilities. The Avila Lighthouse Suites Point San Luis Conference Facility is a wheelchair accessible facility. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting the DCISC office at (800) 439-4688 or by sending a written request to the DCISC office at 857 Cass Street, Ste. D., Monterey, CA 93940. Providing your request at least five business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation

The meeting will be webcast in real time at: http://www.slo-span.org/local_webcast/DCISC/stream_index.htm and through http://www.dcisc.org

The specific meeting agenda and the staff reports and materials regarding the above meeting agenda items will be available for public review commencing Monday, October 17, 2016, at the Reference Department of the Cal Poly Library in San Luis Obispo

For further information regarding the Public Meeting, please contact Robert Wellington, Committee Legal Counsel, 857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, California, 93940; telephone: 1-800-439-4688 or read the agenda on line by visiting the Committee’s website at www.dcisc.org.

Dated: January 29, 2017.


For more information contact:

Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee
Office of the Legal Counsel
857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, California 93940
Telephone: in California call 800-439-4688; outside of California call 831-647-1044
Send E-mail to: dcsafety@dcisc.org.