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State EAS Plan Deadlines Announced

SECCs mark July 5 of next year on your EAS to-do calendar

State emergency communications committees pay attention.

The FCC’s the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has announced that July 5, 2022, is the one-year deadline for filing State EAS Plans via the ARS online filing system, and the deadline for compliance with both the State EAS Plan content rules (Section 11.21(a)(1)-(7)) and EAS designations (Section 11.18).

[Read: Emergency Alert Changes Pass FCC]

The agency adds, “The ARS is an online filing system adopted in 2018 to modernize State EAS Plan submissions, and provide uniformity across State EAS Plans, in terms of both format and terminology, while affording sufficient flexibility to accommodate each SECC’s unique needs.”