|RELEASE: Indian Point Closure Task Force and Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board announce July 27 public forum.
| STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
MATTER 21-01188 – In the Matter of the Indian Point Closure Task
Force and Indian Point Decommissioning
NOTICE ANNOUNCING MEETING AND PUBLIC FORUM CONCERNING INDIAN
(Issued June 14, 2022)
On February 28, 2017, New York State established a
task force to provide guidance and support to the communities,
taxing jurisdictions, and employees affected by the planned
closure of Indian Point. The Department of Public Service
(Department) was called upon to lead the Indian Point Closure
Task Force (Task Force), which is charged with developing
recommendations to mitigate local tax and workforce impacts,
evaluating and identifying new economic opportunities and work
force retraining programs and opportunities, advocating for
appropriate decommissioning timelines in the best interests of
local communities, and ultimately positioning the region for a
prosperous and sustainable future.
On December 31, 2020, the Department was further
directed to establish the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight
Board (Oversight Board). The Oversight Board is charged with
assessing how to protect the financial, environmental, and
physical interests of the communities affected by
decommissioning, including the interests of the current
workforce as it relates to continuing the public safety of the
The Task Force and Oversight Board periodically
convene joint meetings. The next joint meeting, followed by a
public forum, will be held on July 27, 2022. Members of the
public are welcome to attend the joint meeting and public forum
live or virtually. Topics to be addressed at the July 2022
joint meeting will include: the scope and goals of the Closure
Task Force; the scope and goals of the Oversight Board; and
presentations regarding key issues related to decommissioning
and spent fuel management.
The public forum will include a panel of relevant technical
experts. Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask
questions.PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the next joint meeting of the Task Force and Oversight Board, followed immediately by a public forum, will be held as follows:
DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Cortlandt Town Hall
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt, NY 10567
TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY:
Electronic Access: Click here or go to
Event Number: 894 3462 9738
Phone-Only Access: 1-929-205-6099
Access Code: 894 3462 9738
Any person wishing to attend the meeting and public forum must pre-register to do so by 6:00 p.m. on July 26, 2022. An agenda will be made available in advance of the meeting. The agenda, when available, and all documents filed in this matter, may be obtained by going to the Department’s website at
www.dps.ny.gov, and entering “21-01188” in the box labeled
“Search by Case Number.”
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that questions are invited concerning the scope and goals of the Task Force and the scope and goals of the Oversight Board during the public forum. Questions may be provided by participants in person or virtually.
Participants are those persons who wish to ask a question during the public forum either in person, at the address noted above, or virtually, using the access information listed above. All participants (in-person and virtual) must pre-register, electronically or by phone, and submit their question(s) by 6:00 p.m. on July 6, 2022. The panel will endeavor to address questions received by July 6 as time allows. Questions will be addressed by topic area. Priority will be given to addressing questions garnering the most interest among registered participants.
To register electronically: Visit https://forms.office.com/g/W69MZq8N8h by the date and time indicated above and provide all requested information. The registration form is also viewable at www.dps.ny.gov/indianpoint.
To register by phone: Any participant who is not able to log in to the meeting electronically or attend in person may participate by phone. Call-in participants must pre-register by calling 1-800-342-3330 by the date and time listed above, where they should follow the prompts and provide the following information: first and last name, address, and the phone number the participant will use to join the meeting. On the date and time of the meeting, all call-in users should dial 1-929-205- 6099 and enter the access code listed above.
Virtual and call-in participants will be muted upon
entry. The meeting moderator will call on each person who has
registered to ask a question. Time limits may be set for each
speaker as necessary to afford all participants an opportunity
to be heard. A verbatim transcript of the meeting and forum
will be made for inclusion in the record of this matter.
Other Ways to Comment
For those who cannot attend the meeting or prefer not to make statement after the meeting, there are several other ways to comment. Comments should refer to “Matter 21-01188 - Indian Point Task Force and Oversight Board.” Comments are requested by August 3, 2022, but will be accepted throughout the pendency of this matter.
Internet or Mail: Go to www.dps.ny.gov, click on “Search,” enter “21-01188” in the “Search by Case Number” field, and then click on “Post Comments” located at the top of the page.
Alternatively, comments may be mailed to the Honorable Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350.1 All written comments will become part of the record and may be accessed on the Department of Public Service website by searching the matter number, as described above, and clicking on the “Public Comments” tab.
Toll-Free Opinion Line: Individuals may choose to submit comments by calling the Department’s Opinion Line at 1- 800-335-2120. This number is set up to receive in-state calls 24-hours a day. These calls are not transcribed verbatim, but a summary is provided to the Department Staff.
1 Filing electronically is strongly encouraged.
Please direct any questions to Tom Kaczmarek at
(518)474-0413 or Thomas.Kaczmarek@dps.ny.gov.
MICHELLE L. PHILLIPS