The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing board denied a request December 21 to hear Citizens’ Oversight’s challenge to the operating permit for SoCal Edison’s San Onofre plant in part because of a lack of standing. The company proposed in October updating its license to the commission as part of a pursuit to repair one of its reactors. Following the move, Citizens’ Oversight charged that the public was entitled to a hearing because of the proposed changes, and the licensing board heard oral arguments on their three contentions earlier this month.