October 18th Regular Meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee

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Regular Meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee Announced; Nuclear Regulatory Commission Representatives Will Speak at this Meeting.

The Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  This meeting will be conducted primarily as a webcast and teleconference.  However, in accordance with Vermont Open Meeting Law, the following physical location will be available for those wishing to attend this meeting in-person:

First Floor

118 Elliot Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Limited parking is available behind the building.  Additional parking is available at the Brattleboro Transportation Center Parking Garage located one block east from the meeting site.  Facemasks and social distancing are encouraged for all meeting attendees. 

Remote access for this meeting will be available via 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 “Upcoming NDCAP Meetings” section of the VT NDCAP website (https://publicservice.vermont.gov/electric/ndcap).

At this meeting, John McKirgan, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Spent Fuel Licensing Branch Chief, will discuss NRC review and approval procedures for spent fuel storage facilities.  Bruce Watson, US NRC Reactor Decommissioning Branch Chief, will discuss site release following the completion of reactor decommissioning.  While Messrs. McKirgan and Watson will take questions from Committee members, due to meeting time constraints, there will be limited opportunity for questions from the general public.  Members of the public are welcome to submit written comments or questions in advanced by emailing VT NDCAP at PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.  Responses will be made as time permits.  All emails sent to the Committee become public record and may be published on the VT NDCAP website (https://publicservice.vermont.gov/electric/ndcap) or the Committee’s webpage.

Further information regarding the Committee’s activities to date is available online at the Committee’s webpage:


As a reminder, the Committee will continue to meet monthly for the remainder of 2021.  Subsequent meeting dates are as follows: 

Monday, November 15, 2021 from 1 PM to 2 PM

Monday, December 20, 2021 from 1 PM to 2 PM (tentative)

The physical meeting space for these meetings will be 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.  Further details on these Committee Meetings will be published on the NDCAP website (https://publicservice.vermont.gov/electric/ndcap) as they become available.

Questions regarding the Committee’s October 18th Meeting or any other VT NDCAP meeting may be directed to State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinskie via the contact information noted above. 

Source: Montpelier, VT – Vermont Department of Public Service

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 1:00pm