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Offshore Seismic Survey Project Background Materials

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has submitted to the Coastal Commission a coastal development permit application and a consistency certification to conduct a 3-D seismic imaging survey in state and federal waters offshore of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

In August 2012, the California State Lands Commission certified an Environmental Impact Report for the project and approved a limited project that eliminates portions of the originally planned survey area (specifically the northernmost survey area), shortens the work window to November and December only, and allows the completion of survey activities in November and December 2013, if necessary.

The proposed project is scheduled for the Coastal Commission’s consideration at its November 2012 meeting in Santa Monica, CA.  Below is some background information regarding PG&E’s proposal