Notice of Public Meeting

The Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 4–5, 2019, at the Avila Lighthouse Suites Point San Luis Conference Facility located at First & San Francisco Streets, Avila Beach, California, a public meeting will be held by the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee (DCISC) in four separate sessions, at the times indicated, to consider the following matters:

  1. Morning Session: (06/04/2019)–9:00 A.M. Opening comments and remarks; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; discussion of administrative matters including an update on financial matters and activities during 2019, review of the Open Items List, nomination and election of Chair and Vice Chair to serve for the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 term, and reports and scheduling of future activities by Committee Members; receive informational presentation related to plant safety and operations requested by the Committee from PG&E, including the “State of the Plant” regarding key events and station activities since February 2019, an update on the status of NRC Performance Indicators, Licensee Event Reports, NRC Notices of Violation, issues raised by NRC inspectors and major regulatory issues, and an update on the status of the Performance Improvement and Corrective Action Programs including results achieved; receive, approve and authorize transmittal of fact-finding report to PG&E for the March 2019 fact-finding visit to Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP); and review of administrative, regulatory and legal matters.
  2. Afternoon Session: (06/04/2019)–1:30 P.M. Committee member comments; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive informational presentations from PG&E on topics relating to plant safety and operations, including the Unit 2 reactor trip final root cause evaluation results and corrective actions, and plant performance during the 21st refueling outage for Unit 1 including key activities, performance indicators, fuel and steam generator inspections, unexpected equipment issues and open items; and an informational discussion by the Committee of options and a potential role for the DCISC after expiration of the operating licenses for both Units, review of a possible second restatement of the Committee’s Charter, and discussion of DCISC participation in the California Public Utilities Commission’s 2018 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding.
  3. Evening Session: (06/04/2019)–5:30 P.M. Committee member comments; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive informational presentations related to plant safety and operations including a presentation by Holtec International on nuclear fuel management and storage at DCPP, and remarks by the NRC Senior Resident Inspector for DCPP.

Notice Is Hereby Further Given that on June 5, 2019, at 8:00 A.M. the Members of the DCISC will conduct an inspection tour of certain accessible areas of the 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 was limited and space has been assigned on the basis of prior reservation taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 June 5th, 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.

  1. Reconvene Public Meeting for Afternoon Session: (06/05/2019)–1:00 P.M. Comments by Committee Members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; approve the Minutes of the DCISC’s February 27–28, 2019 public meeting, receive, approve and authorize transmittal of fact-finding reports to PG&E for the April and May 2019 fact-finding visits to Diablo Canyon; 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 and the Point San Luis Conference Facility are accessible facilities and hearing assistance devices are available upon request. 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 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 Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Reference Department of the Cal Poly Library in San Luis Obispo and online at www.dcisc.org. 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: May 20, 2019.

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
Send E-mail to: dcsafety@dcisc.org