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FCC Issues New EAS Handbook

The FCC’s EAS Operating Handbook helps EAS Participant personnel handle EAS messages and tests by outlining operational procedures and requirements found in the FCC’s EAS rules (47 CFR § 11.01, et seq.). The Handbook states in summary form the actions to be taken by personnel at EAS Participant facilities upon receipt of a National-level EAS Alert, Required National, Monthly and Weekly tests, and State and Local Area alerts.

A copy of the 2023 Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations. (47 CFR § 11.15.)

Stations should be aware that the EAS Operating Handbook includes numerous blanks for each station to fill in with its own unique practices and contacts. As a result, there is more involved than just printing a copy of the new EAS Handbook.

You can download a copy of the handbook here.



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