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NATIONAL PERIODIC TEST SET FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

The date for the National Periodic Test this year is Thursday, September 20th.

 

There are two tests scheduled as follows:

1:18 PM CDT (12:18 PM MDT) via the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) for cell phone distribution.

1:20 PM CDT (12:20PM MDT) via the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on the EAS system for broadcast and cable distribution.

 

The backup date is Wednesday, October 3rd.

 

EAS Participants are reminded that they are required to register with the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and must complete the filing of ETRS Form One on or before August 27, 2018.8 On or before 11:59 p.m. EDT, September 20, 2018, EAS Participants must file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two.9 On or before November 5, 2018, EAS Participants must file the detailed post-test data sought by ETRS Form Three.10 Filers can access ETRS by visiting the ETRS page of the Commission’s website at https://www.fcc.gov/general/eas-test-reporting-system. Instructional videos regarding registration and completion of the ETRS Forms are available on the ETRS page.

 

The Bureau encourages EAS Participants to take steps, in coordination with their State Emergency Communication Committees, in preparation for this test, such as:

• ensuring that a copy of the EAS Operating Handbook is located at normal duty positions, or EAS equipment locations, and is otherwise immediately available to

operators;11

• reviewing the EAS Operating Handbook for the actions to be taken by operators upon receipt of the test alert, and tailoring any actions as necessary that are specific to the EAS Participants’ facilities;

 

The full FCC announcement can be found here:

https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-nationwide-emergency-alert-test