The California Senate's Committee on Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness is holding an informational hearing they're calling: "The Japan Earthquake: The Impact and Lessons for California Part 1."
Here's what's on the agenda and who's scheduled to be there:
- Overview – Is California at risk for an earthquake and tsunami like Japan experienced?
- Keith L. Knudsen, Deputy Director, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
- John Parrish, California State Geologist
- The Impact on California of the Japan Earthquake
- Mike Dayton, Acting Secretary, California Emergency Management Agency
- John Laird, Secretary of Natural Resources
- John McCamman, Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game
- Gregory Smith, Director of Disaster Services, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
- Dr. Howard Backer, Interim Director, Department of Public Health
- Are California’s nuclear power plants safe?
- James Becker Site Vice President, Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Pacific Gas and Electric
- Caroline McAndrews, Director of Licensing for San Onofre Power Plant Southern California Edison
- Daniel Hirsch, Lecturer in nuclear policy at UC Santa Cruz and president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap
- Commissioner James D. Boyd, California Energy Commission
- Can California’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Withstand a Major Seismic Event?
- Kirk Johnson, Vice President Gas Engineering and Operations,
- Pacific Gas and Electric
- Joe Rivera, Director of Gas Engineering, Southern California Gas Company
- Michael Peevey, President California Public Utilities Commission
The California Channel is streaming their televised coverage online.