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.

Public comments regarding Entergy’s License Transfer Request may be electronically submitted to the NRC by clicking here.


Related Vermont Public Utility Commission Docket(s)

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

NDCAP Meeting Archives

Upcoming NDCAP Meetings


The Issues Committee of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (BCC) offices, 180 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.  The meeting will be held in the BCC Executive Conference Room.  The Committee will identify and prioritize potential issues and agenda items to be discussed at future public meetings of the full Panel. This special meeting is open to the public.

A conference call-in number for this meeting is available upon request.  For conference call-in or further meeting information, contact Tony Leshinskie, State Nuclear Engineer at (802) 272-1714 or


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Area Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
109 Sunny Acres Road, Brattleboro, VT

At this meeting, representatives from Entergy and the State of Vermont will provide updates on the decommissioning activities at Vermont Yankee.  Additionally, representatives from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and GEI Consultants will provide a presentation on Brownfields restoration and reuse.  The Panel will also receive Overviews of the Intervenor Filings on the Vermont Yankee Ownership Transfer Request (Docket 8880) currently before the Vermont Public Utilities Commission. 

The full agenda for this meeting is available in the “Meeting Agendas” section of this website (below).

Presentation material for this meeting will be added to the “Meeting of October 26, 2017” section of this website (below) as they become available.

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

Remote Access will be available for the October 26, 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 5:00 pm on October 25, 2017.

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (September 28) meeting are available below.

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

Meeting of June 22, 2017

Meeting of September 28, 2017

Meeting of October 26, 2017


Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power