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

Post Pandemic VT NDCAP Meetings 

With the expiration of Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders, all future NDCAP meetings will require an announced physical meeting space, even if the meeting will be 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 members of the public wishing to join the meeting remotely. 
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, December 6,  2021 (note date correction) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Webcast & Epsilon Spires Social Engagement Room

190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301

The Full Panel will hold its last meeting of 2021 on Monday evening, December 6, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In addition to hearing NorthStar and State Agencies’ reports on recent Vermont Yankee decommissioning activities, the Panel will discuss its proposed budget and potential meeting logistics improvements.  Elections of 2022 Panel Officers will also be held.  The complete agenda for the December 6 meeting is available in the Meeting Materials section below.

This meeting will be conducted primarily as a webcast and teleconference.  However, in accordance with Vermont Open Meeting Law, a physical meeting space will be available at Epsilon Spires (see address above) in downtown Brattleboro for those wishing to attend and participate in person. 

Limited free parking is available behind the Epsilon Spires Building.  Additional metered parking is available along Main Street and neighboring public parking lots.  (Parking is free after 6 PM.)  Access to the meeting room is available from the rear of the building.  A handicap-accessible entrance to the meeting room is available in the driveway on the north side of the building.

In the interests of health and safety, we request that only COVID-19 vaccinated individuals attend this meeting in person.  If you are unvaccinated or feeling ill, please join the meeting via webcast in lieu of attending in person.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear facemasks.  Social Distancing will be enforced.  As part of this enforcement, in-person attendance will be limited to 35 people.

Remote access for this meeting will be available through the following webcast link:

VT NDCAP 2021 Meeting Webcast Link Rev 2

Please note that this is NOT the same weblink that was used for the June 14 and September 20 Full Panel meetings.  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: 844 917 511 (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 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 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