DCISC Public Tour Information

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (DCPP) Public Tour with the Members of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee

At 8:00 AM on the morning of Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee will conduct an inspection tour of certain accessible areas at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. This tour will take approximately three and a half hours and will be open to a limited number of members of the public. The tour will not enter the protected area of the plant.

Because the plant is an operating nuclear facility, the number of participants must be limited and space will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations, which have usually been in high demand, will be accepted for no more than four immediate family members per call, each of whom must be at least eighteen years of age. Personal information including, but not limited to, date(s) of birth, social security number(s), gender and citizenship are required when making a reservation. You will be required to present an NRC-approved form of identification to take the tour. The Committee makes every effort to make its public tour wheelchair accessible and to accommodate specialized equipment and other services useful to persons with disabilities. Please advise us of metal medical implants which might alarm metal detectors and any treatment with radioactive medications within 90 days of the tour date. If you plan to attend and need specialized accommodations, please so indicate when making your reservation. Prior security clearance is required of all attendees in compliance with the rules of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Hand-held metal detector searches or physical pat-down searches may be performed. No photographs are permitted.

Appropriate attire is required of all participants, Long pants and hard, closed toe, flat shoes must be worn. Hard hats, safety glasses and hearing protection may be required and if so required they will be provided. No shorts, skirts or other attire which exposes legs or ankles, no tank tops or sleeveless shirts, no tennis shoes sneakers, sandals, clogs/crocs or low cut slip on shoes are permitted.

Reservations may only be made by telephoning the Committee’s toll-free number 1-800-439-4688 on Monday, January 23, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 A.M.–Noon and 2:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.

In the event that security considerations preclude a public tour of Diablo Canyon on October 9th, in the alternative the DCISC may convene an informal question and answer session at the PG&E Community Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo at 8:00 A.M. Information concerning the agenda for DCISC public meetings on February 8–9, 2017, will be available on the Committee’s homepage at www.dcisc.org or by contacting the office of the Committee’s Legal Counsel at the Committee’s toll-free telephone number, 800-439-4688.

Tour participants will meet at the PG&E Energy Education Center located at 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo. Parking is available and doors to the Center usually open at approximately 8:00 A.M.. An informational presentation will precede boarding of the tour bus. All participants must present acceptable photo identification to PG&E security personnel and receive an access badge prior to departure. No cameras (including cell phones with cameras) are allowed once the tour departs from the Energy Education Center.

Directions to PG&E’s Energy Education Center:

The Energy Education Center is located just off Highway 101 south of San Luis Obispo on Ontario Road. The address is 6588 Ontario Road.

Ontario Road is reached from either of the two Avila Beach freeway interchanges. From the San Luis Bay Drive freeway exit (the interchange closest to San Luis Obispo) go west toward Avila Beach and then make an immediate left turn onto Ontario Road which parallels Highway 101. Be careful not to get back on the freeway entrance going south. On Ontario Road, drive one-tenth of a mile to the Energy Education Center on your right.

If taking the Avila Beach Drive freeway exit (the interchange closest to Shell Beach) go west toward Sycamore Springs and Avila Beach and then make a right turn onto Ontario Road. Follow Ontario Road to the Energy Education Center on your left.

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Visitor Rules & Information
Diablo Canyone Power Plant Tour Visitor Rules and Information

Prior to your arrival, please alert us to any of the following:

Process for entering the protected area is as follows

All visitors will process through a security search train to gain access to the Protected Area of the plant. The search train consists of a nitrate detector, metal detector and X-ray machine. Security personnel reserve the right to perform a hand-held metal detector search and/or a physical pat-down search.

Note: In-plant tour participants must be able to ascend multiple flights of stairs and walk for approximately 1.5 miles unattended.

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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