Reminder: EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) Form One Filings Due No Later Than February 28, 2023

Time is winding down for any parties subject to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules1 to submit their required annual ETRS Form One filings to renew/update their identifying information in the online ETRS system by February 28, 2023.

Filers can access ETRS by visiting the FCC’s ETRS page at:

As for a national test date of EAS for 2023, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not yet made an announcement.

If you have any further questions regarding this matter or the filings, please contact Dee Herman at [email protected] or Colleen von Hollen at [email protected].


[1] All EAS Participants such as entities that include analog radio and television stations, wired and wireless cable television systems, digital broadcast systems, digital television broadcast stations, Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service, digital cable and digital audio broadcasting systems, and wireline video systems – including Low Power FM stations (LPFM), Class D non-commercial educational FM stations, and EAS Participants that are silent pursuant to a grant of Special Temporary Authority – are required to register and file in ETRS.

However, analog and digital low power television (LPTV) stations that operate as television broadcast translator stations, FM broadcast booster stations and FM translator stations that entirely rebroadcast the programming of other local FM broadcast stations, and analog and digital broadcast stations that operate as satellites or repeaters of a hub station (or common studio or control point if there is no hub station) and rebroadcast 100 percent of the programming of a hub station, are not required to register and file in ETRS.