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.

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES

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 Service Board Docket(s)

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

NDCAP Meeting Archives


Upcoming NDCAP meetings

Special Meeting of the NDCAP Issues Committee

The Issues Committee of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, to begin at 11:00 AM at the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 180 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.  The meeting will be held in the Chamber conference room.  The Committee will work to establish agendas for future NDCAP meetings.

The Special Meeting is open to the public.  The following conference call line is available for those who are unable to attend the meeting in person:

Phone number: 877-273-4202

Conference Room Number: 413-556-721 (followed by the “#” sign)

For further information on this special meeting, please contact Tony Leshinskie, Vermont State Nuclear Engineer at (802) 272-1714 or Anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov.

NEXT MEETING OF THE FULL PANEL

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Area Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
109 Sunny Acres, Brattleboro, VT

Presentation material for this meeting will be added to the “Meeting of Septem ber 28, 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 (via GoToWebinar) will be available for the September 28, 2017 meeting.  Please email Tony Leshinskie, Vermont State Nuclear Engineer at anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov or via PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov to request a remote access connection.  Remote access requests should be made no later than 12 noon on September 27, 2017.

The complete agenda and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (June 22) meeting are available below.  The video recording will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Public comments and questions regarding Vermont Yankee’s Decommissioning may be emailed to the Panel at PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov

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

Approved Advisory Opinions

Reports

Resources

Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power