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Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board and Indian Point Closure Task Force Hold Joint Public Meeting

When:
June 15, 2023: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Where:
Buchanan Village Hall, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511 map
To Attend:
Register to attend virtually or in person

The Indian Point Closure Task Force (Task Force) and Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board (Oversight Board) will hold an in-person/virtual joint meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The Task Force and Oversight Board periodically convene joint meetings. Topics of the joint meeting will include: the scope and goals of the Task Force; the scope and goals of the Oversight Board; and presentations regarding key issues related to decommissioning; and spent fuel management.

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 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 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 surrounding communities.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the next joint meeting of the Task Force and Oversight Board will be held as follows:

IN PERSON
DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2023
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Buchanan Village Hall 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511

TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY
Electronic Access: Go to www.zoom.us/join
Webinar ID: 834 7413 5416 Passcode: 343146

PHONE-ONLY ACCESS
Call: 1-929-205-6099 Webinar ID: 834 7413 5416 Passcode: 343146

Any person wishing to attend the meeting, either in person or virtually, is asked to register by 12:00 p.m. on June 14, 2023. 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, clicking on “File Search” (located under the “Commission Filings” heading), and entering “21-01188” in the “Search by Case Number” field.

To register electronically: Visit https://forms.office.com/g/2SQfRbuBWY 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 1-646-931-3860 and enter the access code listed above. A verbatim transcript of the meeting will be made for inclusion in the record of this matter.

Special Public Engagement Opportunity
Due to time constraints during the June 15, 2023 meeting and to accommodate additional public engagement, a separate public forum will be held in the near future with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and relevant New York State agencies. More information on the public forum, including instructions on how to register for the separate event, will be made available on the Department’s website by searching the matter number, as described above, and at www.dps.ny.gov/indianpoint.

Other Ways to Comment
There are several ways to comment. Comments should refer to “Matter 21-01188 – Indian Point Task Force and Oversight Board.” Comments are requested by June 22, 2023, but will be accepted throughout the pendency of this matter.

Internet or Mail: Go to www.dps.ny.gov, click on “File Search” (located under the “Commission Filings” heading), 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. All written comments will become part of the record and may be accessed on the Department’s 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.

Please direct any questions to Tom Kaczmarek at (518) 474-7080 or [email protected].

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