In 2016, PG&E decided not to renew the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. As a result, the power plant will cease operating upon the expiration of the Unit 1 and Unit 2 operating licenses, in November 2024 and August 2025, respectively. PG&E then intends to begin decommissioning the power plant. PG&E's land use application submitted to the County on March 29, 2021 is for the decommissioning effort.
Land Use Application
On March 29, 2021, PG&E submitted a land use application for the decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. County staff and relevant agencies now have thirty days to determine whether the application contains sufficient information to enable staff to initiate the required environmental analysis pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. For the Diablo Canyon decommissioning, this will entail the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
The application can be accessed from the link below:
Land Use Application and Attachments
Once the application is deemed complete, staff will develop a schedule for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report.