EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is open; Deadlines for Sept 27, 2017 test

The ETRS is now open for 2017 filings and per Section 11.61 of the FCC’s rules, EAS participants such as radio and TV stations must renew their identifying information required by ETRS Form One on a yearly basis.

All EAS participants must complete the 2017 ETRS Form One on or before Aug. 28.

Each EAS participant should file a separate copy of Form One for each of its EAS decoders, EAS encoders, and units combining such decoder and encoder functions.

The next deadline is for the so-called “day of test” information.  On or before 10:59 p.m. CDT, Sept. 27, EAS Participants must submit any updates or corrections to their 2017 Form One filings and must file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two.

ETRS Form Three will be due on or before Nov. 13.  EAS participants must file the detailed post-test data sought in the form.

Accessing ETRS
If you have not already accessed the ETRS, you must first create an FCC Username (Username) within the User Registration System at https://apps2.fcc.gov/fccUserReg/pages/createAccount.htm, then associate their FCC Registration Numbers (FRNs) to that Username.

Filers that have already created a Username for use with another FCC system can use that same Username to access ETRS.

Filers can access ETRS by visiting the ETRS page of the FCC’s website.