New EAS Test Reporting System Is Ready


EASThe FCC opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System this week.

The system is ready to accept filings.

Readers may recall the commission used a basic test reporting system after the first national EAS test in 2011; Last June the commission asked the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to implement an improved electronic filing system and related database.

Ownership groups have until August 26 to submit the identifying information required by ETRS Form One for each of their stations. To register for ETRS and access Form One, start here: (

The commission is also updating its EAS Operating Handbook, which outlines EAS procedures, paying particular attention to smaller operations with fewer resources. The FCC seeks comment on the new handbook to PS Docket 15-94; those are due 15 days after Federal Register publication.