Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel

Public Comments

DateApril 20, 2022
Decommissioning TopicSpent Fuel Storage
Comment / Suggestion:

Public comment presented during April 20, 2022 Engagement Panel Meeting:

ERIC GREENING:· I am Eric Greening,
G-r-e-e-n-i-n-g.· I live about 25 to 30 miles due north
of the plant.· And my question -- first question is the
timeline relative to licensing and public comment.· That
public comment may be somewhere around 2023 or 2024, and
yet I understand the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will
be holding a hearing in San Luis Obispo, Wednesday,
May 4th.
· · · · ·And I am wondering what is the purpose of that
hearing?· What is the scope of that hearing?· And is it
cross-purposes or is it in alignment with what we are
talking about today?
· · · · ·My other question that relates to timeline is,
basically, with this stretched-out licensing period and,
obviously, to get to the NRC's licensing period,
obviously it cannot be rushed.
· · · · ·Before it is concluded it sounds as if the
County will be needing to go through its CEQA process
from which this component is exempt and issue a land-use
permit for which some changes must be made to have a
valid permit.
· · · · ·And I am just wondering, given the preemption,
the ability to intervene in this, if it's going to have
to use the information base of what's been learned
through the licensing process, what information base
will be available to the County to make required health
and safety findings for the high-level waste system?
Thank you.
· · · · ·MR. ANDERS:· Thank you, Eric.· Tom Jones said
he could address that one question very quickly.
· · · · ·TOM JONES:· Yeah, Tom Jones with PG&E.· So the
NRC's public meeting on May 4th is with the
decommissioning rulemaking.· It's not associated with
the fuel management process at all.
· · · · ·Once the application for the COC has been made
to the NRC its public process will take over and make
the parties aware of the time frame in which they have
to file to participate in that proceeding.

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