Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)

The 19 member Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) was established in Act 178 of the 2014 Vermont Legislative Session to replace the 7 member Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel (VSNAP) that had been in place since the sale of Vermont Yankee to Entergy in 2002.  NDCAP includes 6 citizen members, 2 each to be appointed by the Governor, the Senate Pro-Tem and the House Speaker, as well as representation from several additional Vermont Yankee decommissioning stakeholder organizations.

Next NDCAP Meeting Information is available here.


Entergy Announces Vermont Yankee Sale Agreement

On November 8, 2016, Entergy announced an agreement to sell Vermont Yankee & transfer its US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, Inc. as a means of accelerating VY’s decommissioning and site restoration.  Entergy has also announced plans to accelerate the transfer of all spent nuclear fuel to dry cask storage at the VY site from 2020 to 2018.

Former Vermont governor Peter Shumlin’s statement on Entergy’s announcement is available here.

Entergy & NorthStar held a “pre-submittal” public meeting at NRC Headfquarters (in Rockville, MD) with NRC Staff on January 24, 2017  to discuss VY’s proposed sale and reactor license transfer to NorthStar.

The Presentation Material from this meeting follows:

At its January 26, 2017 meeting, NDCAP voted to send a letter to the NRC requesting that a public meeting be held in southern Vermont to discuss the proposed Vermont Yankee sale & license transfer to NorthStar. 
A copy of this letter is available here.

Entergy's License Transfer Request was submitted to the NRC  on February 9, 2017.

NorthStar submitted a Revised VY Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the accelerated Decommissioning and Site Restoration on April 6, 2017.  Entergy’s December 2014 Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report is heavily referenced by the NorthStar PSDAR.


Related Vermont Public Service Board Docket(s)

  • Docket 8880 - Transfer of Ownership of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee

NDCAP Meeting Archives

Upcoming NDCAP meetings


Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Area Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room
109 Sunny Acres, Brattleboro, VT

Representatives from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be in attendance to take public comment on the proposed sale of Vermont Yankee, specifically the license transfer application filed by Entergy and NorthStar and NorthStar’s revised Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR).  The meeting will take place during the NRC public comment period and all comments made will be entered into the public record.  The public is encouraged to attend.

The Panel will also receive a briefing on the license transfer application and revised PSDAR from: T. Michael Twomey, VP of External Affairs, Entergy; and Scott E. State, Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar.

A complete agenda for this meeting is available at the Meeting Agendas section of this webpage.  NorthStar’s revised PSDAR and Entergy’s December 2014 PSDAR are available in the Meeting of May 25, 2017 section of this webpage.  
Additional presentation materials for this meeting will be added to this webpage as they become available.

A June meeting of the Panel is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017 (6 to 9 PM), at the Brattleboro Area Middle School,Multi-Purpose Room (109 Sunny Acres, Brattleboro, VT) .  Further details on this meeting will be announced once the Panel confirms that this meeting will be held.

All meetings of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel are open to the public.

Remote Access (via GoToWebinar) will be available for the May 25, 2017 meeting.  Please email Tony Leshinskie, Vermont State Nuclear Engineer at or via to request a remote access connection.  Remote access requests should be made no later than 12 noon on May 25, 2017.

The complete agenda for the Panel’s most recent (March 23) meeting is available at March Meeting Agenda.
Meeting materials and the video recording for this meeting are available at Meeting of March 23, 2017.

Public comments and questions regarding Vermont Yankee’s Decommissioning may be emailed to the Panel at

All emails sent to NDCAP become public record.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Presentations


Meeting of January 26, 2017

Meeting of March 23, 2017

Meeting of May 25, 2017

Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power