The 2017 National EAS Test is scheduled for September 27, 2017, at 2:20 PM EDT, with a backup test date of October 4, 2017 if there is an actual emergency or weather event on September 27. The test will be conducted with both English and Spanish language text and audio.
By August 28, 2017, all radio and television EAS Participants must submit identifying information to the FCC and complete the filing of Form One of the FCC’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS). EAS Participants will also file day-of-test data, and post-test data related to a nationwide test, in ETRS. Note that for the first time this year, the FCC is requiring EAS Participants to file their ETRS Forms using a single account by creating an “FCC Username” within the FCC’s User Registration System in order to register and access ETRS.
The ETRS database consists of the following three forms:
If you have questions about the upcoming national EAS test or the required ETRS filings, please contact any attorney in our office.