Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) requested the NRC \u201cimmediately stay the license renewal process\u201d for Diablo Canyon \u201cuntil further studies demonstrate the plant\u2019s design and operations can withstand an earthquake and other potential threats.\u201d The March 24 letter added, \u201cI am very concerned the NRC has not taken action to address the warnings in the Energy Commission\u2019s [earthquake] report, nor has it seriously considered the concerns raised by state agencies and the public. Moreover, the NRC continues to support its evaluation of the Shoreline earthquake fault on an early report based on preliminary findings.\u201d Commission chair Greg Jaczko, did not acquiesce to Capps\u2019 demands in a March 30 phone call between the two, according to Capps\u2019 spokesperson Ashley Schapitl. Accordingly, Capps indicated she\u2019d pursue legislation to the same effect. \u201cWhile Pacific Gas & Electric has put into place safety measures to address some potential hazards at the plant, there are simply too many unanswered questions on seismic activity and emergency preparedness for this licensing renewal process to move forward. Failure to address this issue in a forthright and transparent manner prior to relicensing is unwise and irresponsible. It will feed public uncertainty about the oversight and safety of nuclear energy and could cost taxpayers billions of dollars to once again belatedly address issues that should have been dealt with beforehand,\u201d Capps wrote. The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted March 29 to request basically the same commitment from federal regulators. The board sent a letter to the NRC requesting the same action in 2010, to no avail. The nuclear facility is in that county. While actions are being forwarded at the federal level, states have yet to go on record for pulling back from their nuclear obligations, according to Robert Thormeyer, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners spokesperson. \u201cState commissions take the long view and will see how all this plays out. In the meantime, they\u2019ve been meeting with their operators to discuss these issues,\u201d he added. The NRC announced March 23 that it would undertake seismic review of 27 reactors beginning in 2012. Neither California\u2019s Diablo Canyon facility, nor the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is on that list.