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. 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

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 2020 Annual Report Approved

The Panel’s 2020 Annual Report was finalized and published on January 15, 2021

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

Monday, June 14, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Microsoft Teams Webcast / Teleconference

The Full Panel will hold its second meeting of 2021 on Monday evening, June 14, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. At this meeting, NorthStar and Vermont State Agencies will present highlights of recent Vermont Yankee decommissioning activities.  The Vermont State Agencies reports will include assessments of NorthStar’s March 31, 2021 required annual status report for the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Project. The complete agenda for the June 14, 2021 meeting is available in the “Meeting of June 14, 2021” Meeting Materials Section below. 

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 by using the following link:

VT NDCAP 2021 Teams Meeting Link Rev 1

Please note that this is different weblink from prior VT NDCAP meetings this year.  This weblink will broadcast both the audio and video portions of the meeting.  The following dial-in lines may also be used for the audio connection (suggested for those with poor internet connectivity):

Phone number: (802) 828-7228 -or- (802) 552-8456 

Conference Room Number: 978 479 256 (followed by the “#” sign)  

Members of the public who anticipate speaking during public comment periods are encouraged to register in advanced by emailing PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.

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 attendees are also requested to disable their video feed when not speaking during the meeting.

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 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 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 June 14, 2021 

Meeting of April 12, 2021 

Meeting of December 7, 2020

Issues Committee Meeting of November 12, 2020

Meeting of September 21, 2020

Issues Committee Meeting of June 3, 2020

Approved Advisory Opinions

 

Reports

Resources

Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power