Emergency Alert System participants must soon submit their annual Form One filings for the 2022 calendar year, per guidance from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB).
Filings should be submitted via the FCC’s online EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) no later than Feb. 28, 2023. Through the online portal, EAS participants will submit information regarding their performance on nationwide tests that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the commission conduct regularly to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure.
The commission’s rules requires EAS participants to renew their identifying information — e.g., transmitter location, EAS monitoring assignments, and make and model of EAS gear — annually by filing an updated Form One.
In its notice, PSHSB confirms that there will be no nationwide EAS test in the remainder of 2022, nor has FEMA announced a test date for 2023.
PSHSB says the extended Feb. 28 Form One deadline provides time for EAS participants to collect accurate identifying information before the announcement or conduct of the next EAS test.
Form One filings may be submitted through ETRS beginning Jan. 3, 2023. PSHSB will provide more details by future public notice.
[Related: “Your Guide to the Required EAS Changes“]