Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel

Public Comments

DateJuly 24, 2020
Decommissioning TopicEnvironmental Impacts
Comment / Suggestion:

Email from David Weisman, Outreach Coordinator, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility

Dear Mr. Anders and Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel:

Attached please find a letter filed today with the State Water Resources Control board, captioned:

Request to sever the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant compliance date waiver from the Draft OTC Policy Amendment scheduled for consideration at the SWRCB September 1, 2020 meeting.

As noted in our letter,

A4NR was one of the co-sponsors of the 2016 Joint Proposal for the retirement of Diablo Canyon that is mentioned in the March 18, 2020 Draft Staff Report. Section 6.2 of the Joint Proposal addressed PG&E’s plan to request an amendment of the OTC Policy, noting that “The Parties will review the amendment request and reserve the right to oppose it or seek additional conditions.” Rather than uphold its contractual commitment to advance review and discussion by the Joint Proposal signatories, PG&E unilaterally dispatched its lobbyist to seek the Unit 2 compliance date extension

As neither the Alliance, nor any of the other co-signers we have contacted were notified of PG&E’s amendment request, we are unaware if PG&E has shared this situation with the DCDEP, whose mission very much includes consideration of this waiver, which affects the timing, scope and cost of the decommissioning project. We recall the previous incident that was brought to light by Alex Karlin of the DCDEP believing (or having been assured by PG&E) that it’s final report and recommendations would be made part of the official record in the CPUC NDCTP proceeding, only to discover that it was not. We wish not to believe that this important issue would have also passed unnoticed by the DCDEP, therefore seek your confirmation that this amendment request has already been shared with the DCDEP members. If not, we present our evaluation here with a request that our letter be distributed to the DCDEP membership.

All the documents referenced in our letter (including PG&E’s) can be found at: http://a4nr.org/?p=4311

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yours truly,
Outreach Coordinator

Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility
PO Box 1328
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805) 704-1810 cell

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Uploaded File 107232020-A4NR-SWRCB01.pdf
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