On May 14, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the San Onofre plant will not restart its two reactors until late June at the earliest. Addressing the Nuclear Energy Assembly, she warned that the decision might be pushed back. The NRC is currently accepting public comments through June 17 in anticipation of a hearing on the plant. The agency is also setting up meetings with state government, state commission, and local government officials. In January 2012, the plant went offline due to faulty new steam generators. In April, the plant operator, Southern California Edison, requested a partial restart by June 1.