The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Special Studies Final Report with the Final Assessment including the Addendum, prepared by the Bechtel Power Corporation, together with information for the State Water Resources Control Board’s meeting of November 18, 2014 to consider the results and evaluate the need to modify the Once-Through Cooling Policy, may be reviewed at: www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ocean/cw316/rcnfpp/ The DCISC’s Comments on the Bechtel Report together with its Evaluation, dated September 5, 2013, of safety issues for several alternative cooling technologies may be reviewed at that website with the material for the November 4, 2013, meeting of the Review Committee for Nuclear Fueled Power Plants.

The DCISC approved its Preliminary Evaluation of safety issues for the Addendum to the Final Assessment of Alternate Cooling Technologies or Modifications to Once-Through Cooling at its meeting on October 14, 2014, in Avila Beach, California, and provided its Preliminary Evaluation to the State Water Resources Control Board on October 31, 2014. The Preliminary Evaluation may be reviewed here:
October 17, 2014 DCISC Preliminary Evaluation as PDF.

DCISC Agenda for the February 4–5, 2015 Public Meeting

Committee Members:

Wednesday & Thursday, February 4–5, 2015
Point San Luis Conference Center, Avila Lighthouse Suites, First & San Francisco Streets, Avila Beach, California
(Click for an interactive map.)

This Public Meeting will be broadcast live. Please note that these links are only “live” during the actual meeting.

  1. Live meeting with agenda – http://www.slospan.org/local_webcast/DCISC/stream_index.htm
  2. Live meeting without agenda – http://www.slo-span.org/Broadcast/DCISC.asx
  3. Live meeting audio only – http://www.slo-span.org/Broadcast/DCISCAudio.asx

Public Tour 02/04/2015 –8:00 A.M.

Public Tour of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to assemble at the PG&E Community Center
(Prior registration and security clearance required of all public participants.)

The Members of the Independent Safety Committee, accompanied by members of the public, will conduct a tour of certain accessible areas of the Diablo Canyon power plant.

In the alternative, if the tour must be cancelled for any reason, the Committee may convene an informal question and answer session at the PG&E Energy Education Center (formerly the PG&E Community Center), 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo.

Public Meeting Agenda

Afternoon Session – 02/04/2015 – 1:30 P.M.

I Call To Order – Roll Call

II Introductions

III Public Comments and Communications

Anyone wishing to address the Committee on matters not appearing on the Agenda may do so now. The public may comment on any matter listed on the Agenda at the time the matter is being considered by the Committee. There will be a time limit of not more than five minutes for each speaker. No action will be taken by the Committee on matters brought up under this item but they may be referred to staff for further study, response or action. (Please Note: (a) The Committee may consider at any time requests to change the order of a listed agenda item; (b) Information distributed to the Committee at a Public Meeting becomes part of the public record of the DCISC. A copy of written material, pictures, etc. must be provided to the Committee’s Legal Counsel for this purpose.)

IV Consent Agenda

Routine items which the Committee can approve with a single motion and vote. A member may request that any item be placed on the regular agenda for separate consideration.

  1. Minutes of October 14–15, 2014, Meeting: Approve

V Action Items

  1. Review of PG&E’s Response to DCISC’s 24th Annual Report on Safety of Diablo Canyon Operations; July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014: Discussion/Action
  2. Update on Financial Matters and Committee: Activities Discussion/Action
  3. Discussion of Open Items List: Discussion/Action

VI Committee Member Reports and Discussion

  1. Public Outreach, Site Visits and Other Committee Activities; Scheduling and Confirmation of Future Fact-finding Visits and Public Meetings
  2. Documents Provided to the Committee

VII Staff –Consultant Reports & Receive, Approve and Authorize Transmittal of Fact-finding Reports to PG&E

  1. R. Ferman Wardell:
    Fact-finding Topics; Report on and Approval of November 19–20, 2014 and January 21–22, 2015 Fact Finding Reports
  2. David C. Linnen:
    Fact-finding Topics; Reports on and Approval of December 2–3, Fact Finding Report
  3. Robert Wellington:
    Administrative, Regulatory and Legal Matters

VIII Correspondence

IX Adjourn Afternoon Meeting

Evening Session – 02/04/2015 – 5:30 P.M.

X Reconvene for Evening Meeting

XI Committee Members’ Comments

XII Public Comments and Communications

Anyone wishing to address the Committee on matters not appearing on the Agenda may do so now. The public may comment on any matter listed on the Agenda at the time the matter is being considered by the Committee. There will be a time limit of not more than five minutes for each speaker. No action will be taken by the Committee on matters brought up under this item but they may be referred to staff for further study, response or action.

XIII Action Items

  1. Informational Presentations Requested by the Committee of PG&E Representatives
  1. Presentation on the State of the Plant, Station Activities and a Summary of Performance Indicators for Refueling Outage 2R18
  2. Review of NRC Performance Indicators, Reportable Events and Notices of Violation

XIV Adjourn Evening Meeting

Morning Session – 02/05/2015 – 8:00 A.M.

XV Reconvene for Morning Meeting

XVI Committee Members’ Comments

XVII Public Comments and Communications

Anyone wishing to address the Committee on matters not appearing on the Agenda may do so now. The public may comment on any matter listed on the Agenda at the time the matter is being considered by the Committee. There will be a time limit of not more than five minutes for each speaker. No action will be taken by the Committee on matters brought up under this item but they may be referred to staff for further study, response or action.

XVIII Information Items Before the Committee (Cont’d)

  1. Update on the 2015 Operating Plan and Performance Goals and Comparison with Accomplishments Under 2014 Operating Plan
  2. Overview of Nuclear Safety Culture
  3. Overview of the Action Plan for High Voltage Flashovers

XIX Adjourn Morning Meeting

Afternoon Session – 02/05/2015 – 1:00 P.M.

XX Reconvene for Afternoon Meeting

XXI Committee Members’ Comments

XXII Public Comments and Communications

Anyone wishing to address the Committee on matters not appearing on the Agenda may do so now. The public may comment on any matter listed on the Agenda at the time the matter is being considered by the Committee. There will be a time limit of not more than five minutes for each speaker. No action will be taken by the Committee on matters brought up under this item but they may be referred to staff for further study, response or action.

XXIII Information Items Before the Committee (Cont’d)

  1. Update on the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) and Status of the Condition of the ISFSI Multi-Purpose Canisters
  2. Overview of the Action Plan for DCPP Large Station Transformers

XXIV Concluding Remarks & Discussion by Committee Members of Future DCISC Activities

  1. Future Actions by the Committee
  2. Further Information to Obtain/Review
  3. Confirmation of Future Site Visits, and Public Meetings

XXV Adjournment of Seventy-ninth Public Meeting

The Committee’s policy is to schedule its public meetings in locations that are accessible to people with disabilities. The Avila Lighthouse Suites Point San Luis Conference Facility and 40 Acacia Avenue are wheelchair accessible facilities. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting the DCISC office at (800) 439-4688 or by sending a written request to the DCISC office at 857 Cass Street, Ste. D., Monterey, CA 93940. Providing your request at least five business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.


For more information about DCISC contact:

Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee
Office of the Legal Counsel
857 Cass Street, Suite D, Monterey, California 93940
Telephone: in Califonia call 800-439-4688; outside of California call 831-647-1044
Send E-mail to: dcsafety@dcisc.org