FCC Licensed Stations MUST Participate by August 26, 2016
The FCC has established the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) as a means to improve the EAS system for national emergencies. There are important deadlines you need to be aware of concerning this change.
- Form One must be filed on or before August 26, 2016.
- Form One filings may be edited until September 26, 2016.
- Form Two must be filed on or before 11:59 pm EDT on September 28, 2016.
- Form Three must be filed on or before November 14, 2016.
Forms Two and Three will be available at 2:20 pm EDT on September 28, 2016.
Note that form two must be filed between 2:20 pm (EDT) and 11:59 pm (EDT) on September 28, 2016 (which is a Wednesday). More information about ETRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/eas-test-reporting-system which includes a link to recorded webinar on the topic.
If you need help with this topic, email ETRS@fcc.gov.