Chapter 1. Nuclear Powerplant Communities Information of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 4.1. >> Chapter 1.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Nuclear
Powerplant Communities Information Act of 1985.
Every privately owned and publicly owned public utility
generating electricity by means of any nuclear powerplant and every
privately owned and publicly owned public utility with a nuclear
powerplant that is no longer producing electricity but is in the
decommissioning process or is still radioactive shall do both of the
(a) Provide periodically, as required by the United States Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, but at least every two years, by mail or by
hand delivery, with that information as may be required by the
commission to be disseminated to the public, either to all residents
within a 10-mile radius of the powerplant or to those persons
designated by the commission, whichever is the greater number of
persons, a general description of the powerplant, emergency
evacuation information, and substantive revisions thereof, and the
titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of the federal, state, and
local public officials who may be contacted for more detailed
information concerning powerplant status and discharges.
(b) Provide, at least twice each year, a copy of the public
utility's "Effluent Monitoring Report" to the county health officer
in the county where the nuclear powerplant is located.