A Pacific Gas & Electric request pending at the California Public Utilities Commission to spend $85 million on relicensing the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant would be halted under a filing by both the company and The Utility Reform Network. Relicensing is underway at the federal level. The June 10 request to the CPUC would have state regulators stop hearings until after PG&E completes $16.75 million worth of seismic studies for the facility. Hearings were abruptly canceled on March 16 shortly after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns. The $85 million is expected to cover the utility\u2019s expenses for the relicensing process. It does not include the cost of the seismic studies. The NRC pushed back by more than four years its process for extending Diablo\u2019s license June 7. \u201cThe delayed timing for a potential decision on license renewal [enables] staff to effectively consider any relevant new information discovered until the final decision can be rendered,\u201d Nathaniel Ferrer, NRC project manager, stated.