Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP)

The 19 member Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) was established by Act 179 of the 2014 Vermont legislative session to replace the seven-member Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel (VSNAP) that had been in place while Vermont Yankee produced electricity.  Act 54 of the 2021 Vermont legislative session modified the composition of VT NDCAP and revised its funding mechanism.  VT NDCAP includes six citizen members, two each to be appointed by the Governor, the Senate President Pro Tempore and the House Speaker, as well as representation from eleven additional Vermont Yankee decommissioning stakeholder organizations.

Details of Vermont Yankee’s ownership and operational history are available on the Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power webpage.

UPCOMING VT NDCAP MEETINGS:

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES

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The August 22, 2022 meeting of VT NDCAP's Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee has been POSTPONED.   A new meeting date will be announced on the Committee Webpage once it is known.

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PANEL APPROVES ADVISORY OPINION ON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONSENT-BASED SITING PROCESS 

At a Special Meeting held February 28, VT NDCAP approved an Advisory Opinion in response to the US Department’ Energy's December 2021 Request for Information on Using a Consent-Based Siting Process to Identify Federal Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities.  Presentations, a video recording and further details from this meeting are availabe in the the Meeting Materials section of this webpage.    

VT NDCAP Meetings During 2022

With the passage of ACT 78, physical meeting spaces are not required for public meetings conducted between January 18, 2022 and January 15, 2023.  As a result, the next several VT NDCAP meetings will be conducted via webcast and teleconference without an announced physical meeting space.  This meeting policy will be reconsidered as Pandemic conditions change.

NDCAP 2021 Annual Report Approved

The Panel’s 2021 Annual Report was finalized and published on January 10, 2022

Vermont Yankee Enters Active Decommissioning

On January 11, 2019, Vermont Yankee (VY) was formally sold to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, Inc., to begin active decommissioning. Vermont Yankee ownership now consists of NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC and NorthStar Vermont Yankeed, LLC. 

 Details on Vermont Yankee’s ownership and operational history are available on the Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power webpage.  

Public Utility Commission Docket(s) relevant to Vermont Yankee Decommissioning

 


Upcoming NDCAP Meetings

FULL PANEL MEETINGS

Monday, September 19, 2022

Further Details TO BE ANNOUNCED

VT NDCAP will hold its second regular meeting of 2022 on Monday evening, September 19, 2022.  Further details including the meeting location, meeting start time and the complete meeting agenda will be announced here once they are known.   

Connectivity info to join the meeting's webcast by computer or smart device is as follows:

ZOOM Webcast Connectivity for Full Panel Meetings

To join VT NDCAP meetings using a computer or smart device:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84989288210?pwd=S3NEYnNEcWI3VEhGUWZ0bHdodWttQT09

Meeting ID:            849 8928 8210

Webcast Passcode:  uRMzy5

To join VT NDCAP meeting audio by phone (suggested for those with poor internet connectivity):

Phone number:       (646) 558-8656 -or- (301) 715-8592

Meeting ID:           849 8928 8210

Audio Passcode:     848854

Meeting Materials for this meeting will be posted to the Meeting of September 19, 2022 section below as they become available.

Questions regarding this (or any VT NDCAP) meeting may be directed to State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinskie at anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov or 802-272-1714.   Questions or comments may be sent to the Panel by emailing PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov All emails sent to VT NDCAP become public record.

An additional Full Panel meeting is currently scheduled for December 12

VT NDCAP FEDERAL NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Meeting dates, connectivity information, and further details for VT NDCAP’s Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee meetings are available at the Committee Webpage.  Meeting recordings and additional materials from the Committee’s prior meetings are also available at the Committee Webpage.

Members of the public are encouraged to provide written comments and suggested nuclear waste policy reading materials to the Committee via VT NDCAP’s email address at PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.  All emails sent to the Committee become public record.  

Questions regarding these Committee meetings may be directed to State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinskie at anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov or 802-272-1714.

VT NDCAP ISSUES COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The VT NDCAP Issues Committee meets to identify potential agenda items for future meetings of the Full Panel. The next Issues Committee meeting will be announced at a future date.

Webcast recordings and meeting notes from previous Issues Committee Meetings are available from the 2019 and 2020 Meeting Archives.

All meetings of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (including its committee meeting) are open to the public. For further details regarding any VT NDCAP Full Panel or committee meeting, please contact State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinskie at anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov or 802-272-1714.

All emails sent to VT NDCAP or its committees become public record.

Meeting Materials

Upcoming Full Panel Meetings

Meeting of September 19, 2022

The meeting agenda and presentation materials for this meeting will be published here as they become available.

  • Meeting Agenda 9-19-2022

  • VTNDCAP First Draft Meeting Minutes 09.19.2022

  • BCTV Meeting Recording

  • NorthStar September 2022 Decommissioning Status Update

  • VT Agency of Natural Resources September 2022 Update

  • VT Public Service Department September 2022 Update 

Recent Full Panel Meetings

Meeting of May 9, 2022

Meeting of February 28, 2022

Meeting of January 10, 2022 

Panel Meetings from Previous Years

(Archive of meeting agendas, recordings, minutes and meeting presentations)

Approved Advisory Opinions

 

 

Resources

Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power