FCC's EAS Test Reporting System Now Operational
June 27, 2016 at 3:17 PM (PT)
The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has issued notice that the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Reporting System (ETRS) is operational and is ready to accept
At the same time, the Commission has issued a public notice on recommendations adopted by the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) on JUNE 22nd for updating the EAS Operating Handbook. CSRIC recommended that the Commission adopt a version of the Handbook that employs checkboxes and “fill-in-the-blank” operational steps. Comments are due 15 days after date of publication in the Federal Register.
EAS Participants must complete Form One of ETRS on or before AUGUST 26th and will have until SEPTEMBER 26th to update or correct any errors in the initial Form One filings. ETRS Forms Two and Three will become available on ETRS at the time of initiation of the nationwide test.