As Southern California Edison presses to start up the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station facility, lawmakers want the chair of the responsible federal regulatory agency to refrain from acting on a restart. \t\u201cWe believe that granting [the restart] request would put public safety at risk,\u201d Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) wrote Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair Allison Macfarlane April 9. \tAfter changing its plan from a single trial restart to multiple restarts for unit 2 over two years (Current, April 5, 2013), the majority owner of the nuclear plant made a formal request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission April 5. \tThe restart plan is on several tracks at the federal agency (see page 1) and this is another move to get approval. \tThat move was a result of public discussion with agency staff. As operator and primary owner of the nuclear facility, Edison wants to restart unit 2 \u201cto assist in meeting peak summer electricity demand.\u201d \tThe restart is an issue not only on the NRC front\u2014that commission must approve it\u2014but also before other federal and state agencies. \tBoxer and Markey are also inquiring at the Securities & Exchange Commission whether Edison \u201cviolated securities laws by failing to disclose design flaws\u201d for the deteriorating $670 million steam generators. \tOn the California side, the California Independent System Operator continues to plan for a summer without the 1,050 MW unit 2. The California Public Utilities Commission is investigating whether ratepayers should continue to pay for a power plant that is not in service.