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

September 2019 (Exact Date and Location to be Determined)

The next meeting of the Full Panel will take place in September 2019.  The meeting date, time and (Brattleboro / Vernon, VT area) location will be announced at a future date.  The September 2019 meeting will be announced at a future date.  Further details will be published on this website when they become available. 


The Issues Committee of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday evening, July 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Windham Regional Commission (WRC) Offices, 139 Main Street, Suite 505, Brattleboro, Vermont.  The meeting will be held in the WRC Conference Room. The Committee will discuss potential agenda items for the September 2019 NDCAP public meeting, including potential amendments to NDCAP’s enabling statute and potential Panel composition changes to be deliberated upon by the Panel, as well as an outline for NDCAP’s 2019 Annual Report. 

The special meeting is open to the public.  A conference call-in number for this meeting will be available upon request.  For conference call-in or further meeting information, contact Tony Leshinskie, State Nuclear Engineer at (802) 272-1714 or

All meetings of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (including its committee meetings) are open to the public.

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (May 20, 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 May 20, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of April 22, 2019

Meeting of January 31, 2019

Meeting of December 6, 2018

Meeting of September 27, 2018

Meeting of June 28, 2018

Meeting of May 24, 2018

Meeting of March 22, 2018

Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power