Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board Administration

On December 31, 2020, the Department of Public Service established the 25-member Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board (DOB) to advise on and assess 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.

Indian Point DOB Bylaws

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About the Indian Point Closure Task Force

On February 28, 2017, New York State established a task force (Chapter 58, 2017 SB 2008C, PART RR) 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 was called upon to lead the Indian Point Closure Task Force, which is charged with assessing ways to mitigate local tax and employment impacts, identifying and evaluating work force retraining programs and opportunities, decommissioning, site restoration, and site reuse strategies and timelines in the interests of local communities, and spent fuel storage issues.

Statute Forming IP Closure Task Force

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On December 31, 2020, the Department was further directed to establish the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board. The Task Force and Oversight Board periodically convene joint meetings.

Task Force membership overlaps entirely with the DOB, except for the addition to the DOB of the environmental representative and technical expert (se  DOB Board members below). Task force members receive no compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

The Task Force is required to provide annual updates on its intermediate activity through 2023. Task Force annual reports can be found in Matter 21-01188.


Members of the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board

Tom Congdon, Chair
John Sipos, Counsel
Tom Kaczmarek, Executive Director

State Representatives

Mike Mastroianni, Assistant Secretary for Education
Senator Peter Harckham, Senate District 40, Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties
Assemblywoman Dana Levenberg, Assembly District 95, Westchester and Putnam Counties
Kelly Turturro, Department of Environmental Conservation
Rachel Adler, Department of Labor
Mark Pattison, Department of State
Mark Massaroni, Department of Taxation and Finance
Jennifer Wacha, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Linda Malave, Empire State Development
Joe Leary, New York Power Authority
Alyse Peterson, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority


Environmental Representative and Technical Expert

Richard Webster, Riverkeeper
David Lochbaum, Nuclear Engineer (ret.)

Local Representatives

Rich Becker, Supervisor, Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County
Theresa Knickerbocker, Mayor, Village of Buchanan, Westchester County
Susan Spear, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services, Westchester County
Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Board of Legislators
Colin Smith, Westchester County Board of Legislators
Mike Tromblee, Superintendent, Hendrick Hudson School District, Westchester County


Labor Representatives

Lou Picani, President, Teamsters Local 456
Bill Smith, Vice President, Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2
Thomas Carey, President, Westchester Putnam Central Labor Council


Task Force Archive

On June 9, 2021, the Department of Public Service (DPS) opened Matter # 21-01188 to manage all documents, meeting notices, public comments, and other matters related to the Indian Point Closure Task Force and Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board. Any documents and comments filed between May 9, 2017 and June 9, 2021 pertaining to the Indian Point Closure Task Force have been archived and are available on the DPS website under Matter # 17-00994 or by clicking the button below.

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