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December 10, 2019

NSTS Annual Inventory Reconciliation

The NSTS Annual Inventory Reconciliation (AIR) is just around the corner, and as a reminder to licensees without online access to NSTS, the NRC will continue to use last year’s paperless process of requesting inventories through the NSTS Help Desk. To request your inventory, you must be on file with the NRC as an NSTS contact for your license. Here are the steps to request and confirm your inventory information:

  1. The preferred method to contact the NSTS Help Desk is via email at NSTS.Help@nrc.gov (with your license name and license number). Alternatively, licensees can also reach the Help Desk by phone at 1-877-671-6787, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET.
  2. Request your inventory (inventory can be requested as early as December 10th and should be requested no LATER than January 10th).
  3. The NSTS Help Desk will send you an inventory package by SECURE email, containing everything you need to complete the 2020 AIR.
  4. NOTE: You will need to CALL the NSTS Help Desk to get the password to unlock the inventory file.
  5. The inventory confirmation is a PDF fillable form which can be submitted by email.
  6. Be ready to confirm your NSTS inventory starting on January 1st.

What can you do NOW to prepare?

  1. If you have applied for online access, make sure that you have taken the 2nd step in the process. Following the initial approval, a second message comes from donotreply@pem.nrc-gateway.gov which directs you to go back to the Portfolio Enrollment Module (PEM) and select your One Time Password. If you haven't done this, and didn't see the email, SEARCH your email for this SENDER: donotreply@pem.nrc-gateway.gov and also SEARCH your JUNK mail folder! It is important to complete this 2nd step in the process!
  2. Ensure you have submitted any missing transaction reports so your NSTS inventory is accurate and you won't have to make changes during the reconciliation.
  3. If you HAVE online access, pull out your One Time Password and make sure you can login. If you forgot your PIN, contact the NSTS Help Desk to get it reset.
  4. Be ready to confirm your NSTS inventory starting on January 1st.

If you have any questions about the reconciliation process, take a look at our NSTS annual inventory reconciliation website which includes some FAQs. Didn't get your questions answered? Contact us through the NSTS Help Desk by email (NSTS.Help@nrc.gov) or phone (1-877-671-6787).

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November 25, 2019

UPDATE – Revised Integrated Source Management Portfolio (ISMP) Rules of Behavior and Security Awareness Training

The ISMP Rules of Behavior and Security Awareness Training have been recently updated to remove references prohibiting wireless access of ISMP applications (NSTS, WBL, and LVS). Wireless access is permitted to any ISMP credentialed user that needs access to ISMP applications. It is important that users follow best practices for secure configuration of home computers, home networks, and use of public hotspots to help protect ISMP-related information and keep such information confidential and secure. One such practice is to ensure that computers and mobile devices sup

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July 19, 2019

NEW GUIDANCE – NSTS Transactions Involving Sealed Bulk Material

Three new frequently asked questions (FAQs) providing new guidance regarding the NSTS reporting requirements involving Category 1 or Category 2 sealed sources that a manufacturer identifies as bulk material have been posted on the Frequently Asked Questions page on the NSTS website.

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January 2, 2019

2019 NSTS Annual Inventory Reconciliation

Happy New Year! The NSTS Annual Inventory Reconciliation has begun. If you have online access to the NSTS, you can complete your reconciliation online now.

Licensees without online access to NSTS must REQUEST an NSTS inventory report from the NSTS Help Desk. If you have not done so already, please request your NSTS inventory report between now and January 10th.
To request the inventory, you must be on file with the NRC as an NSTS contact for your license.

  1. Contact the NSTS Help Desk via email (NSTSHelp@nrc.gov) or phone (1-877-671-6787) Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET.
  2. Request your inventory (inventory should be requested no LATER than January 10th).
  3. The NSTS Help Desk will send you an inventory package by SECURE email, containing everything you need to complete the 2019 AIR.
  4. NOTE: You will need to CALL the NSTS Help Desk to get the password to unlock the inventory file.
  5. The inventory confirmation is a PDF fillable form which can be submitted by email!

If you already have your inventory report, you can submit your 2019 reconciliation confirmation now and through the end of January.

If you have any questions about the reconciliation process, take a look at our NSTS annual inventory reconciliation website which includes some FAQs. If you have additional questions, please contact us through the NSTS Help Desk by email (NSTSHelp@nrc.gov) or phone (1-877-671-6787).

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