FCC Still Accepting EAS Form One Due to Harvey
Asks all participants to fill it out asap
U.S. radio and TV
stations were supposed to have filled out a particular form by now in advance
of September’s national EAS test. But the FCC is extending the deadline
because of Harvey.
“We are aware that some EAS Participants are currently responding to the aftermath of
Hurricane Harvey,” the commission posted on its EAS Test Reporting System web page.
“Please know we will continue to
accept Form One filings that are submitted in ETRS after the August 28
deadline. We ask all EAS Participants to file Form One as soon as
possible. Thank you for your cooperation.”
review: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the FCC,
will conduct its third nationwide test of the on Sept. 27 at 2:20 p.m.
EDT. If weather or other conditions that require rescheduling, the backup
is Oct. 4.
All EAS participants, which includes most
broadcast stations, were supposed to complete the 2017 ETRS Form One by this
past Monday for each of its EAS decoders, encoders or combo boxes., and should
do so as soon as possible.
On test day, you must then file “day
of test” info on Form Two; and the Form Three needs to be completed by Nov. 13.
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