Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)

The 19 member Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT 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 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.

FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING MEETINGS, go to the "Upcoming NDCAP Meetings" section below. Meeting materials (including meeting agendas) are posted in the Meeting Materials section as they become available.  Information on VT NDCAP's Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee is available here.

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES

VT NDCAP Meetings During Pandemic Conditions

With the expiration of Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders in June 2021, all upcoming NDCAP meetings require an announced physical meeting space, even when the meeting is conducted primarily as a webcast or teleconference. Meeting locations will be announced in compliance with Vermont Open Meeting Law. Meeting connection information will be made available for all Panelists and members of the public wishing to via webcast or teleconference. 

NDCAP 2021 Annual Report Approved

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

Vermont Yankee Sale Completed

On January 11, 2019, Entergy’s sale of Vermont Yankee (VY) to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, Inc., was completed. 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.  

Related Vermont Public Utility Commission Docket(s)

NDCAP Meeting Archives


Upcoming NDCAP Meetings

MEETINGS OF THE VT NDCAP FEDERAL NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY COMMITTEE

 

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.

MEETING OF THE FULL PANEL

TENTATIVE DATE: Monday, February 28, 2022, beginning at 6 PM

Webcast & Meeting Location TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Full Panel is tentatively scheduled to meet on Monday evening, February 28, 2022 beginning at 6 PM.  The primary purpose of this meeting will be to consider a response to the US Department of Energy’s Request for Information regarding the temporary, consolidated  storage of spent nuclear fuel using a Consent-Based approach. Further details on this meeting, including a meeting agenda, meeting location and meeting connectivity information will be published here once they become available.

Meeting materials will be added to the Meeting Materials section as they become available.  All presentations will be available for electronic viewing prior to the start of the meeting.  (Downloading the presentations prior to the meeting start is suggested for those with for those with poor internet connectivity.) Meeting materials and video recordings for all recent Panel meetings are also available in this section.

Questions or comments on the meeting presentations or any subject relevant to Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning may be sent to the Panel before, during or after the meeting by emailing PSD.NDCAP@vermont.govAll emails sent to NDCAP become public record.

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

MEETING OF THE NDCAP ISSUES COMMITTEE

The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (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 for recent Issues Committee Special 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

Meeting of January 10, 2022 

Meeting of December 6, 2021 

Meeting of September 20, 2021 

Meeting of June 14, 2021 

Meeting of April 12, 2021 

 

Approved Advisory Opinions

 

Reports

Resources

Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power