In December 2018, the Vermont Public Utility Commission approved the sale and transfer of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS) facility to NorthStar Group Services (NorthStar). The agreement ensures that decommissioning and cleanup activities begin in 2019 and are completed by 2030, if not earlier. The agreement also includes requirements for site restoration standards for clean-up, site protocols, and a public stakeholder process. NorthStar became the new owner of VYNPS in January 2019. NorthStar will decommission the station and complete the environmental clean-up work at the facility on an expedited timeline, which will allow the site to become available for reuse decades earlier than previously planned.