EAS Participants: ETRS Form One Filing Due February 28

Posted on January 31st, 2023 by

The FCC’s December 15, 2022 public notice announcing that EAS participants must file their 2022 EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) Form One no later than February 28, 2023 remains in effect and early in January, a further public notice provided more details on filing requirements and procedures.  While the system is functioning pretty well, the Form One does not always pre-populate with previously filed data, and station monitoring assignments may have changed.  Stations should not wait until the end of February to file the Form One (it can be time-consuming and a rush of filers at the end may cause the system to shut down).

The EAS rules require that all EAS participants file Form One every year, but with the cancellation of the 2022 EAS National Test, most if not all EAS participants likely did not file Form One during 2022.  The Bureau waived any requirement to file the Form One in calendar year 2022 and extended the filing requirement through the end of February, 2023.  Participants should provide the latest information on its systems and alert protocols in Form One, reviewing any pre-populated data for accuracy.  If a National Test is conducted in 2023, an update to Form One will be required.

ETRS can be accessed at this link.  A CORES Username login is required to access and submit the form.  If you have encountered problems with filing the EAS Form One, or have questions about an exemption, please let us know.