Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel

Public Comments

DateDecember 8, 2020
Decommissioning TopicWater Resources
Comment / Suggestion:

Public comment presented during October 28, 2020 public Engagement Panel meeting.

MS. LUEKER:· Excellent.· Thank you.· Good evening.· Andrea Lueker.· I am the harbor manager at Port San Luis Harbor District.· A very interesting meeting this evening.· As you know, we're a very near neighbor to Diablo Canyon Power Plant.· Port San Luis is the largest special district in the county with our district boundaries including a large portion of the City of San Luis Obispo, south to the county line and deep into the eastern portion of our county. Property-wise, we have approximately 100 acres of land and we also have 8,400 acres of tidelands.· Those tidelands were granted to us by the state legislature in 1955.· The original goal of the Harbor District and our mission still today is to serve the public with an array of commercial and recreational boating, fishing and coastal-related opportunities while ensuring environmentally responsible, safe, well-managed harbor that preserves our marine heritage and character.

Since 1955, the harbor has been an exemplary steward of the state tidelands, as well as the other marine resources we have received.· This evening the panelists heard presentations regarding the marine resources, including the breakwater and marina at Diablo Canyon Power Plant.· Beginning in August 2018 and several times since then, the Harbor Commission has discussed their interest in Diablo Canyon and PG&E assets that have a nexus to the Harbor District operations, services and functions.· Related to th is evening's meeting, the marina, the breakwater, the adjacent infrastructure and the associated tidelands are all of significant interest to the Harbor District. Preliminarily, discussions with my board of commissioners for reuse and repurpose of these areas include, but are not limited to, the Harbor of Refuge For Mariners, Coast Guard Satellite Station, Slips and Transient Docs, Cooperative Programming with University of Research Organizations, Interpretive Center, boatyard, vessel storage, hoists, day use sailing.

The purpose of my public comment this evening is just to make sure that the harbor district -- to keep the harbor district's interest and intent in the forefront and to make sure that we're kept apprised and are aware and included in discussions and any decision-making during this complex decommissioning process.· Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening and have a good rest of your evening.

Group Affiliation, if any (Optional)Port San Luis Harbor District
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