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.


NDCAP 2018 Annual Report Approved

The Panel’s 2018 Annual Report was finalized and approved at the January 31, 2019 Full Panel Meeting. 

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


Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brattleboro Area Middle School Multi-Purpose Room

109 Sunny Acres Road, Brattleboro, VT 

The next meeting of the Full Panel will be held December 5 at Brattleboro. Area Middle School (see address and meeting time noted above). The Panel with receive updates from NorthStar and Vermont State Agencies on recent Vermont Yankee decommissioning activities./Vernon area location to be announced. The Panel will continue discussing potential changes to the Panel’s Enabling Statute and Charter concerning panel composition, function and responsibilities. (Potential changes discussed at prior Panel meetings are summarized in the “VT NDCAP Potential Changes Discussion” documents included in the “Meeting of October 16, 2019” meeting material section included below.) Panel votes on these potential changes may occur. Public input to this discussion is encouraged.  The complete agenda for this meeting will be published once it is finalized. 

The Committee will identify agenda items for the December 5, 2019 public meeting of the full Panel. Potential changes to VT NDCAP’s enabling statute, charter and future composition to be deliberated upon by the existing Panel will be discussed.


The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) Issues Committee will meet on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM at Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT. The meeting will be held in the school’s Art Room (across the hall from the Cafeteria).

All meetings of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (including its committee meetings) are open to the public. For further details or to request a remote access connection for either of these meetings, please contact State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinske at or 802-272-1714. 

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (October 16, 2019) 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 December 05, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of November 21, 2019

Meeting of October 16, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of July 24, 2019

Meeting of May 20, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of April 22, 2019

Meeting of January 31, 2019

Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power