Notice of Public Meeting

The Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 13, 2018, 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 or other considerations preclude the public tour on February 7th, 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 June 13–14, 2018, 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: (06/13/2018)–1:30 P.M. Opening comments and remarks by Committee Members, receive public comments and communications to the Committee; review and approval of the Minutes of the February 7–8 and May 22, 2018, public meetings; discussion of administrative matters, including an update on financial matters and activities during 2018; review of the Open Items List; nomination and election of Chair and Vice Chair to serve for the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 term; consider adopting a revision of DCISC Policy No. 2 “Accounting Procedures;” reports by Committee Members, technical consultants and legal counsel; scheduling of future public meetings and site visits; receive, approve and authorize transmittal of fact-finding reports to PG&E; and review of documents received.
  2. Evening Session: (06/13/2018)–5:30 P.M. Comments by Committee members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; consider informational presentations requested by the Committee from PG&E on topics relating to plant safety and operations, including a report on the State of the Plant and key events, operational highlights and performance and station activities since the DCISC February 2018 public meeting, an update on long-term capital project planning under CPUC Decision D.18-01-022 including the Plant Investment Review process and an overview of the Project Review Working Group process and results of its analysis to date, and an update on the DCPP Employee Retention Plan under D.18-01-022 including ongoing efforts to retain sufficient numbers of qualified licensed Operations Department staff.
  3. Morning Session: (06/14/2018)–9:00 A.M. Comments by Committee members; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive informational presentations on topics relating to plant safety and operations including, an update on the status of NRC Performance Indicators, Licensee Event Reports, NRC Notices of Violation and issues raised by NRC inspectors, the results of the Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment Project including an update on the status of PG&E’s review of the tsunami hazard and risk at DCPP and its environs; and a presentation on a fact-finding visit by Committee Technical Consultant and approval of report and authorize its transmittal to PG&E
  4. Afternoon Session: (06/14/2018)–1:00 P.M. Committee member comments; receive public comments and communications to the Committee; receive informational presentation from PG&E on performance during the 20th refueling outage for Unit-2 (2R20) including key activities, performance indicators, results achieved and fuel and steam generator inspection results and open items; Committee discussion of a post-shutdown roles matric with reference to a potential post-shutdown role for the Committee and possible engagement, on an ad hoc basis, of a technical consultant to assist in identification of decommissioning issues; and wrap-up discussion by Committee Members.

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 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, June 11, 2018, 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.


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Dated: June 3, 2018.

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