The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel (DCDEP) has conducted seven public meetings and hosted four full-day workshops over the past six months to hear from the community about your preferences relating to the decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The DCDEP is in the process of preparing a report with recommendations to PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that reflects the public's desires and the insights of the Panel members.
The DCDEP has prepared our preliminary recommendations in the form of vision statements, goals and recommendations for the following decommissioning topics:
Decommissioning Process Decommissioning Funding Diablo Canyon Lands Repurposing Facilities
We would like your feedback on our preliminary recommendations. Please complete this survey and indicate your level of support for the recommendations on each of the decommissioning topics and provide additional comments or recommendations, as appropriate.
We will continue to reach out to the public throughout 2019 to assess additional decommissioning topics, such as, spent fuel storage and economic impacts, among others. Recommendations regarding these additional topics will be provided as they are developed.
Thank you for your time and participation in helping address this important issue in our community.
Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel
BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "SUBMIT" BUTTON AT THE END OF THE SURVEY TO RECORD YOUR OPINIONS AND COMMENTS.
The decommissioning (decontamination) process should begin immediately upon shutdown - avoid SAFSTOR (which allows up to 60 year delay in decontamination)
The decommissioning process should be timely, cost effective and efficient
The health, safety and well-being of the local community should be ensured before, during and after decommissioning
The CPUC should continue the DCDEP at a minimum, through the cessation of operations of the DCPP
The CPUC should contemplate the potential establishment of either a successor entity to the DCDEP or augmenting the technical capabilities of the DCDEP during the project execution phase of the decommissioning process that could include technical experts, elected officials, labor, tribal, community and environmental representatives, to address future community planning and regulatory issues, if determined to be necessary
One member of the current DCDEP proposes an alternate vision for community engagement:
Ask CPUC to establish a Diablo Advisory Panel (DAP) as part of 2018 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceedings (NDCTP) ratemaking. The new DAP would begin about 2020. The duties of the current Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee (DCISC), which expires in 2025 when Diablo stops operating, would be integrated into the new DAP. Meanwhile, the current DCDEP would continue until DAP starts in 2020.
The DAP would be chartered and funded by the CPUC. It would consist of mostly Elected Officials, Regulatory Agencies. Some Labor, Native American, Environmental, Public Interest, Technically knowledgeable individuals. The CPUC would: Establish the charter & provide resources to support it (ala DCISC). Nominate and appoint members in a publicly operated process (ala DCISC) Establish procedures for conduct of meetings & decision-making (ala DCISC) Establish procedures to avoid conflicts of interest (ala DCISC) Establish legal requirements for Open Meetings & public participation.
The development of all decommissioning costs and decisions should be transparent to ratepayers and the community
The most cost-effective methods for decommissioning should be researched by PG&E in order to save ratepayers money, while assuring that the safety of the community and the environmental quality of the area is not compromised
The existing Diablo Canyon trust fund should be protected and preserved to assure that it remains stable and sufficient in order to adequately finance decommissioning
The sale of assets acquired through ratepayer assessments could be used to offset decommissioning costs
The uncontaminated facilities and infrastructure of the DCPP should be repurposed where feasible, while assuring that the safety of the community and the environmental quality of the area is not compromised
The 12,000 acres of Diablo Canyon Lands surrounding the DCPP are a precious treasure and a spectacular natural resource that should be preserved, in perpetuity, for the public and for future generations
The public should be ensured access to the Diablo Canyon Lands to the greatest extent possible, while protecting and preserving sensitive habitats, cultural sites and other resources
The preservation of sacred Native American sites should be assured
The request for land ownership by the local Native American community should be recognized, while at the same time considering the overwhelming public testimony that the Diablo Canyon Lands be conserved and available to the public for managed use
The conservation activities on Diablo Canyon Lands should be coordinated with owners of other protected properties in the Irish Hills region, including State Parks, the US Bureau of Land Management, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, and the City of San Luis Obispo
The use of Diablo Canyon Lands should be consistent with the safe, secure and monitored storage of spent nuclear fuel until such time as it is removed from the site
The maintenance of non-contaminated facilities on site for repurposing should be explored by PG&E
The repurposing of facilities should be consistent with the safety and security of the spent fuel storage until such time as it is removed from the site
The repurposing of facilities should include thorough and complete removal of all radiological contamination
The repurposing of facilities should consider whether a use can be sustained over time, public safety, community traffic concerns and the continued environmental quality of the region
The repurposing of facilities should consider the conservation of the breakwaters and associated harbor area and the intake and discharge coves and associated marine terraces, to assure the protection of the ecological resources of the area
The repurposing of facilities should only include land associated with Parcel P that is developed and necessary for a buffer of ongoing decommissioning activities