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. 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 twelve additional Vermont Yankee decommissioning stakeholder organizations.

FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING MEETINGS, go to the "Upcoming NDCAP Meetings" section below. Information on the Inaugural Meeting of the VT NDCAP Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee is available there.

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

In response to Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders, all upcoming NDCAP meetings will be conducted as webcasts or teleconferences, for the duration of declared state of emergency.  Meeting connection information will be made available for all members of the public wishing to join the meeting via audio connection.  All NDCAP teleconferences and webcasts will comply with Vermont’s COVID-19 Impacts and Considerations for Open Meeting Law guidance.


NDCAP 2019 Annual Report Approved

The Panel’s 2019 Annual Report was finalized and approved at the January 13, 2020 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

INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE VT NDCAP FEDERAL NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY COMMITTEE

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Microsoft Teams Webcast / Teleconference

VT NDCAP’s newly-formed Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday evening, January 20, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  In accordance with changes to Vermont Open Meeting Law in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted as a Microsoft Teams webcast and teleconference.  Members of the public may join the webcast via the following link:

Join VT-NDCAP Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee Meeting

While this weblink will broadcast both the video and audio portions of the webcast, the meeting audio will also be available from the following phone connections:

(802) 552-8456  - OR -  (802) 828-7228

Conference ID: 557 345 274#

Additional instructions for joining a Microsoft Teams meeting are available in the “Meeting of the Full Panel” section immediately below. 

The Committee will gather information on current federal nuclear waste policies and proposed Congressional nuclear waste legislation.  Potential initial actions regarding these policies and legislation proposals will be identified. 

The Committee meeting will run for no more than one hour.  Opportunities for members of the public to speak during this meeting will be limited due to this time constraint.  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.  Submitted nuclear waste policy reading materials will be posted to this website in the near future. 

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 FULL PANEL

Monday, March 15, 2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Webcast/Teleconference

The Panel will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Monday evening, March 15, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In accordance with changes to Vermont Open Meeting Law in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted as a Microsoft Teams webcast and teleconference.  Connection information and further details (meeting agenda, etc.) for this meeting will be announced at a future date.  

The following short tutorial videos are suggested for those who are unfamiliar with using the Microsoft Teams meeting interface:

Join a Teams meeting from a web-browser: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga64MuSlAxY

Join a Teams meeting from the Microsoft Teams app (shows two additional options for joining a Teams meeting):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6bSIwR0-4

Additional instructions for joining a Teams meeting and using the User Interface are available here:

To cut down on background noise, all meeting attendees are encouraged to self-mute when not speaking.  (Click on the microphone icon on the video interface or press “*6” on your phone.)

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 here.

Questions or comments on the meeting presentations may be sent to the Panel before, during or after the meeting by emailing PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.  Members of the public who anticipate speaking during the meeting’s public comment periods are encouraged to register in advanced by emailing this address. 

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 in the Meeting Materials section below.

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

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (December 7, 2020) meeting are available below.

Public comments and questions regarding Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning may be emailed to the Panel at PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.

All emails sent to NDCAP become public record.

Meeting Materials

Meeting of December 7, 2020

Issues Committee Meeting of November 12, 2020

Meeting of September 21, 2020

Issues Committee Meeting of June 3, 2020

Meeting of May 4, 2020

Issues Committee Meeting of April 13, 2020

Meeting of February 3, 2020

Meeting of January 13, 2020

Meeting of December 05, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of November 21, 2019

Meeting of October 16, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of July 24, 2019

Approved Advisory Opinions

Reports

Resources

Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power