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 can be found 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.

  • Entergy’s Press Release for this announcement is available here.
  • 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 submittal to the NRC is available here.

Related Vermont Public Service Board Docket(s)

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

NDCAP Meeting Archives

Upcoming NDCAP meetings


Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Area Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
109 Sunny Acres, Brattleboro, VT

Representatives from the Vermont Public Service Department, Agency of Natural Resources and Attorney General’s Office will provide the state’s overview of the Certificate of Public Good petition that Entergy and NorthStar have filed with the Vermont Public Service Board.

The Vernon Planning Commission will discuss the town’s economic development efforts and future use of the Vermont Yankee site.  The Panel will also hear decommissioning updates from the State of Vermont and Entergy.

The complete agenda for the March 23, 2017 meeting can be viewed at March Meeting Agenda

Presentation material for this meeting will be added to the NDCAP webpage at Meeting of March 23, 2017 as it becomes available.

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

Remote Access (via GoToWebinar) will be available for the March 23, 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 March 23, 2017.

The complete agenda for the Panel’s most recent (January 26) meeting is available here. Meeting materials and the video recording for this meeting are available here.

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


Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power

Department of Public Service

June Tierney, Commissioner
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT

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