On February 11, 2019, staff released the Final Environmental Impact Report for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Units 2 & 3 Decommissioning Project. The Commission will consider the Final Environmental Impact Report and a lease application to decommission the offshore infrastructure associated with Units 2 & 3 on March 21 at a public meeting in Oceanside. Please continue to check our website for details about the meeting.
Here is a snapshot of several significant Commission actions that occurred during the the Commission's first meeting of 2019.
Eleni Kounalakis, a former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary under President Barack Obama and the first woman in California to be elected as Lieutenant Governor, is Chair. Betty Yee, State Controller and the tenth woman in California history to be elected to statewide office, is a member of the Commission. Keely Bosler, Governor Newsom's Director of Finance and former Cabinet Secretary and chief deputy director for budget in the Finance Department, is the third Commissioner.
A District Court has granted the Commission's request to join in the state's litigation to halt the flow of toxic waste and sewage from the Tijuana River to the Pacific Ocean. The Commission formally filed its complaint today.
The Commission voted to adopt a comprehensive environmental justice policy at its meeting yesterday in San Diego. The Policy sets out 12 goals and a strong Implementation Blueprint and will guide the Commission's land and resource management duties in the coming years.
The Commission voted to approve the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership Preliminary Assessment Report at its meeting yesterday in San Diego. The Commission also directed staff to develop an early engagement framework for stakeholders, users of ocean space, and potential applicants, using a web mapping application.
The Commission is accepting donations for the creation of a public access route to Martins Beach, a picturesque pocket beach in San Mateo County. Please view our donation information sheet for more information or to donate.