The National Weather Service will fully implement the new EAS event codes on NOAA Weather Radio nationwide on Wednesday, June 30. NWS urges broadcast owners/operators to ensure their EAS equipment has been upgraded to implement the 2002 FCC Report and Order amending EAS rules.
NWS has implemented the some of the new event codes in partnership with local or state emergency communications committees in a few areas of the country. But on June 30 at 1800 hours Coordinated Universal Time, NWS will make the changes nationwide.
NOAA Weather Radio is the primary means for National Weather Service alerts to activate the EAS. If EAS equipment is not upgraded, the new EAS event codes will cause unknown event code operator alarms, says NWS.
A complete list of the current and new EAS codes to be implemented on June 30 is available online at: www.noaa.gov/os/nws_eas.htm