Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Public Tour With the Members of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee
At 8:00 A.M. on the morning of Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee will conduct an inspection tour of certain accessible areas at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. This tour, which will take approximately three and a half hours, will be open to members of the public on a limited basis. 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 which must include a photo to take the tour. The Committee makes every effort to make its public tour accessible and to accommodate specialized equipment and other services useful to persons with disabilities. 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 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, May 20, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 A.M.—Noon and 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.
- Please place your call no earlier than 9:00 A.M. & prior to 5:00 P.M.
- Please be patient as call volume is expected to be very heavy.
- Email reservations cannot be accepted nor will requests for reservations left with anyone other than Committee staff answering the telephone at the number provided above.
In the event that security considerations preclude a public tour of Diablo Canyon on June 5th, in the alternative the DCISC may convene an informal question and answer session at the PG&E Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo at 8:30 A.M. Information concerning the agenda for DCISC public meetings on June 4–5, 2019, at the Avila Lighthouse Suites Conference Facility in Avila Beach, California, 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.
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.
Visitor Rules & Information
- You will be required to show a valid ID (an expired ID is not considered as valid ]. Acceptable forms of identification include: valid goverment-issued photo ID, US driver's license, OMV issued ID, Military ID or Passport
- No cameras, cell phones or photography devices are to be used onsite
- At all times you must comply with host instructions and public address announcements
Prior to your arrival, please alert us to any of the following:
- Any artificial joints or other metal medical implants that might alarm check-point metal detectors
- Any treatment with radioactive medication within the past 90 days or will receive treatment prior to tour
- If you have a pacemaker, mobility impairment, or other special needs
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.
- All natural clothing such as cotton or silk
- Pants, short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt
- Shoes or boots that have a hard flat sole, leather uppers with both closed-toes and closed-heels. Heels must be less than 1.5 inches tall [as pictured]
- You may be required to wear hard hats, hearing protection and safety glasses [safety equipment will be provided]. Visitors may be permitted to wear religious headgear if there are no safety or security concerns.
- It can be windy, cold, warm or raining on the day of the tour. Layering is highly recommended.
- Shorts, skirts or other attire that exposes legs or ankles
- Tank tops or sleeveless shirts
- Tennis shoes, sneakers, sandals, low-cut slip-ons, clogs, Crocs or ballet-style shoes