The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announced today that all EAS participants (which includes most broadcasters and cable and DBS operators) must complete their 2018 ETRS Form One on or before Aug. 27.

The substance of Form One in ETRS is essentially the same as last year and requests identifying information on a participant’s location, its EAS equipment and monitoring assignments, and contact information for EAS purposes. Form One requires each EAS participant to file a separate Form One for each EAS decoder, EAS encoder, or unit combining such decoder and encoder functions.  Forms can be submitted on a station-by-station basis or on a “batch filing” basis for certain commonly-owned stations. Again, all Form Ones must be filed by no later than Aug. 27.

The ETRS system, as it did last year, requires use of an FCC Username obtained from the Commission’s CORES systems. For a review of how to get such a username if you don’t have one, check in on our post from last year here.

If you have any questions about the CORES or ETRS systems, or the national EAS test, please contact us at 703-812-0400.