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


Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vernon Elementary School Cafeteria
381 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT

(use “387 Governor Hunt Road” for accurate Google Maps driving directions)

The Panel will receive updates from Vermont State Agencies on preparations for overseeing Vermont Yankee’s (VY’s) active decommissioning.  An assessment of NorthStar’s first annual decommissioning status report will also be provided.  Representatives from NorthStar and Orano will discuss recent VY decommissioning activities and will outline plans for the segmentation and removal of the Reactor Vessel from the VY site.  The Panel will also discuss potential changes in its public information, engagement and annual reporting roles moving forward, as well as potential changes to its enabling legislation, operations and administrative support.  Providing feedback to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to the Federal Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act will also be discussed.  The complete Agenda for this meeting is available in the “Meeting of May 20, 2019” section below.

All meetings of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel are open to the public.

Remote Access will be available for the May 2019 Panel meeting.  Please email Tony Leshinskie, Vermont State Nuclear Engineer at or via to request a remote access connection.  Remote access requests should be made no later than 5:00 pm on May 17, 2019.

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (January 31, 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