Stations are reminded that filing the EAS ETRS Form 1 is mandatory. There may be consequences if you do not file. Even if you missed the February 28th filing deadline, you still must file with the FCC. The Public Safety Bureau just released a Public Notice Stating:
“[T]he Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) encourages Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants that have not yet submitted their Form One information into the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) to do so as soon as possible. EAS Participants that did not meet the February 28, 2023 filing deadline continue to be obligated to submit the required information. The ETRS remains open for late filings and for corrections or updates to existing filings.”
Remember the FCC and FEMA are planning an EAS test sometime this year. Form 1 is the first filing in a three-part reporting requirement.
You can see the Public Safety Bureau’s Public Notice with additional filing information here.