Central Coastal California Seismic Imaging Project
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Offshore and nearshore marine environment; some areas within San Luis Obispo County's LCP and Cambria & Pt. Buchon MPAs.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) proposes to conduct a high-energy offshore seismic survey to better characterize various fault zones in the vicinity of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), an electricity-generating nuclear power plant at Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County. PG&E has been directed to conduct the survey by the California Energy Commission (CEC) pursuant to a report prepared to comply with Assembly Bill 1632 (Blakeslee, Chapter 722, Statutes of 2006). The Project would involve an offshore survey component, consisting of a geophysical vessel towing a series of sound-generating air guns and sound-recording hydrophones, and a nearshore component consisting of nets of seafloor geophones and onshore sound generations.
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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