Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant Steam Generator Replacement Project

(Application No. A.04-01-009)


Final Environmental Impact Report

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Notice of Availability

Title Page

Executive Summary
ES.1.  Introduction/Background
ES.2.  Alternatives
ES.3.  Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
ES.4.  Summary Comparison of the Proposed Project and Alternatives
ES.5.  Impact Summary Tables
ES.6.  References
Fig. ES-1.  Regional Project Location
Fig. ES-2.  Proposed Project
Fig. ES-3.  Diablo Canyon Power Plant 
Fig. ES-4.  Proposed Project Alternatives
A.  Introduction
A.1.  Overview and History of DCPP
A.2.  Purpose and Need
A.3.  Coordination of Industry Resources
A.4.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
A.5.  CPUC Jurisdiction
A.6.  Agency Use of this Document
A.7.  Reader's Guide to This EIR
A.8.  References
Fig. A-1.  Typical Nuclear Power Plant Steam Supply System
Fig. A-2.  Steam Generator Tube Degradation Mechanisms (figure embedded in text)
B.  Project Description
B.1.  Overview of Proposed Project
B.2.  Project Background
B.3.  Project Components
B.4.  Project Schedule, Equipment and Personnel Requirements
B.5.  Decommissioning
B.6.  Project Description Measures or Activities to Prevent Environmental Impacts
B.7.  References
Fig. B-1.  Regional Project Location
Fig. B-2.  Proposed Project
Fig. B-3.  Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Fig. B-4.  Steam Generator - Dimensions and Operating Parameters (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-5.  Port San Luis
Fig. B-6.  Barge Route through Moorings into Port San Luis (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-7.  Photos of Steam Generator Barges
Fig. B-8.  Plan View of "Live Offload" Barge Docking at Port San Luis (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-9.  Barge and Ground Transporter Drawing (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-10.  Photos of Steam Generator Offloading
Fig. B-11.  Port San Luis Area
Fig. B-12.  Steam Generator on Runway Moving through the Equipment Hatch from the Containment Structure onto the Auxiliary Building Roof (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-13.  Steam Generator Lifted from Place and onto the Runway Moving through the Equipment Hatch from the Containment Structure onto the Auxiliary Building Roof (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-14.  Steam Generator Passing over the Auxiliary Building (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-15.  Steam Generator Lowered onto the Transporter Outside of the Auxiliary Building (figure embedded in text)
Fig. B-16.  Additional Workforce during Proposed Project (figure embedded in text)
C.  Alternatives
C.1.  Applicant Proposed Options
C.2.  Alternatives Development and Screening Process
C.3.  Alternatives Screening Methodology
C.4.  Alternatives Evaluated in this EIR
C.5.  Alternatives Evaluated and Eliminated
C.6.  No Project Alternative
C.7.  References
Fig. C-1.  Proposed Project Alternatives
Fig. C-2.  Potential Alternatives in the Port San Luis Vicinity
Fig. C-3.  Potential Alternatives from Port San Luis to DCPP Facility
Fig. C-4.  Potential Alternatives in the DCPP Vicinity
Fig. C-5.  Potential Alternatives Northwest of DCPP Facility
Fig. C-6.  Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure in California
Fig. C-7.  Transmission Infrastructure in California
D.1.  Introduction to Environmental Analysis
D.2.  Air Quality
D.3.  Biological Resources
Fig. D.3-1.  Native and Introduced Vegetation Adjacent to the RSG Offloading Alternative and Transport Route
D.4.  Cultural Resources
Fig. D.4-1.  Area of Potential Effects (APE)
D.5.  Geology, Soils, and Paleontology
Fig. D.5-1.  View of Hill 914 and Green Peak
Fig. D.5-2.  Geologic Formations and Mapped Landslide Areas
Fig. D.5.3.  Example of Rockfall near Atascadero
Fig. D.5.4.  Example of Rockfall near Santa Rita
D.6.  Hazardous Materials
D.7.  Hydrology and Water Quality
Fig. D.7-1.  Drainageway Crossings Along RSG Transport Route
D.8.  Land Use, Recreation, and Agriculture
Fig. D.8-1.  Diablo Canyon Power Plant Property Map
Fig. D.8-2.  Land Use, Recreation, and Agriculture Study Area
Fig. D.8-3.  Land Use Designations
Fig. D.8-4.  Recreational Facilities
Fig. D.8-5.  Important Farmland
Fig. D.8-6.  Williamson Act Lands
D.9.  Noise and Vibration
Fig. D.9-1.  Typical Range of Common Sounds Heard in the Environment (figure embedded in text)
D.10.  Public Services and Utilities
D.11.  Socioeconomics
D.12.  System and Transportation Safety
Fig. D.12-1.  DCPP Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) Map
Fig. D.12-2.  Sources of Radiation Exposure (figure embedded in text)
Fig. D.12-3.  Barge Transport in Port San Luis (figure embedded in text)
D.13.  Traffic and Circulation
Fig. D.13-1.  Project Area Roadway System
D.14.  Visual Resources
Fig. D.14-1.  Project Viewshed: Seen Areas, Landscape Units, and KOPs
Fig. D.14-2.  San Luis Obispo Bay, Offloading Location, and Harford Pier and Landing
Fig. D.14-3.  Coastal Hills
Fig. D.14-4.  Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Fig. D.14-5.  Open Water Viewpoints
E.  Comparison of Alternatives
E.1.  Comparison Methodology
E.2.  Environmentally Superior Alternative
E.3.  No Project Alternative vs. the Environmentally Superior Alternative
F.  Other CEQA Considerations
F.1.  Growth Inducing Effects
F.2.  Significant Irreversible Changes
F.3.  Cumulative Scenario
F.4.  Cumulative Impact Analysis
F.5.  References
G.  NRC License Renewal
G.1.  PG&E's Position on NRC License Renewal
G.2.  NRC Licensing Process
G.3.  Status of License Renewal Applications
G.4.  Issues Relevant to DCPP License Renewal
G.5.  References
H.  Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
H.1.  Introduction to MMCRP
H.2.  Roles and Responsibilities
H.3.  General Monitoring Procedures
H.4.  Mitigation Compliance Plan
H.5.  Condition Effectiveness Review
H.6.  Mitigation Monitoring Program Tables
I.  Public Participation
I.1.  EIR Scoping Process
I.2.  Public Notification
I.3.  Final EIR Release
J.  Report Preparation
J.1.  EIR Preparers
J.2.  EIR Information Contacts
J.3.  List of Definitions and Acronyms
Appendix 1.  Notice of Preparation
Appendix 2.  Biological Resources
Appendix 3.  Summary of Pertinent Federal Regulations
Title Page
Introduction to Volume II
Table 1. Commenters and Comment Set Numbers
Master Responses to Major Comments
Master Response MR-1: Baseline
Master Response MR-2: NRC License Renewal
Master Response MR-3: NRC vs. CPUC Jurisdiction
Master Response MR-4: RWQCB Consent Judgment
Comments and Responses to Comments
Comments Received from Public Agencies
Comment Set A - Port San Luis Harbor District
Comment Set B - CDF/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department
Comment Set C - San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning & Building
Comments Received from Public Agencies, cont.
Comment Set D - California State Lands Commission
Comment Set E - California Coastal Commission
Comment Set F - San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District
Comments Received from Organizations and Companies
Comment Set CC1 - Arroyo Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce
Comment Set CC2 - Sierra Club
Comment Set CC3 - San Luis Obispo County Green Party
Comment Set CC4 - Avila Valley Advisory Council
Comment Set CC5 - Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility
Comments Received from Organizations and Companies, cont.
Comment Set CC6 - San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, Sierra Club, Public Citizen, and Environment California (the "Joint Parties"):
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5 (6.6MB)   Part 6 (responses)
Comments Received from Organizations and Companies, cont.
Comment Set CC7 - Southern California Edison Company
Comments Received at Public Workshops
Comment Set PM1 - Public Meeting, San Luis Obispo, 5:30 p.m. April 19, 2005
Comment Set PM2 - Public Meeting, San Luis Obispo, 1:00 p.m. April 20, 2005
Comments Received from Private Individuals
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
Comments Received from the Applicant (PG&E)
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5 (6.2MB)   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8 (responses)

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