Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)

The 19 member Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) was established by Act 178 of the 2014 Vermont legislative session to replace the seven-member Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel (VSNAP) that had been in place since the sale of Vermont Yankee to Entergy in 2002. NDCAP includes six citizen members, two 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 (VY) and transfer its US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 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 and NorthStar held a “pre-submittal” public meeting at NRC Headquarters (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 and 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



Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattleboro Area Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
109 Sunny Acres Road, Brattleboro, VT

The agenda for the Panel’s June meeting will be announced at a future date.   

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

Remote Access will be available for the June 28, 2018, 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 June 27, 2018.

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (May 24, 2018) 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 of May 24, 2018

Meeting of March 22, 2018

Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power