September 20, 2021 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

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Vermont Public Service Department Announces September 20, 2021 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. 

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) will hold its third meeting of 2021 on Monday evening, September 20, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM. This meeting will be conducted primarily as a Microsoft Teams 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:

Epsilon Spires

Social Engagement Room

190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 

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.  In compliance with the Town of Brattleboro Selectboard’s August 17th resolution, 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.

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 the same weblink that was used for the June 14th Full Panel meeting.  While this weblink will broadcast both the audio and video portions of the meeting, the following dial-in line 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: 453 160 423 (followed by the “#” sign)

The Panel will hear a report on low level radioactive waste disposal from Commissioner Peter Bradford of the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.  (Vermont Yankee radwaste is shipped to the Commission’s facility in Andrews County, TX.)  The activities to date of the Panel’s Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee will be discussed.  Updates from NorthStar and State Agencies on recent Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Activities will also be provided. 

The complete agenda for the September 20th meeting may be viewed at:

https://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/meeting-agenda-9-20-2021

Panel votes on these agenda items may occur.

Presentation materials for this meeting will be added to the VT NDCAP website at http://publicservice.vermont.gov/electric/ndcap as they become available (under the section heading of “Meeting of September 20, 2021”).  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.)  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.  All emails sent to VT NDCAP become public record.

All VT NDCAP meetings (and its committee meetings) are open to the public.  This meeting will be recorded for subsequent public review.  Questions regarding access to this meeting may directed to Tony Leshinskie, Vermont State Nuclear Engineer at anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov or by calling (802) 272-1714.  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

Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 6:00pm