Latest EAS Reporting Update

Latest EAS Reporting Update

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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

All EAS Participants are reminded that Form Two and Form Three must be filed by either (1) the same entity that filed Form One, or (2) a coordinator for the EAS Participant. To maximize the resources available to process Form Two filings, we recommend that EAS Participants file Form Two in accordance with the following schedule:

            Facilities in Eastern Time Zone – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

If you cannot file for your facilities at the recommended time, you may file at any other time.  Relatedly, we urge all EAS Participants to submit Form Three no earlier than September 29.

How to file Forms Two or Three using the online forms

You can file Forms Two and Three for a facility by visiting the record for that facility.  You can access that record by taking the following steps:
  • Login to ETRS page
  • Click on the Records tab.
  • Click on EAS Test Records.
  • Click on one of your records.
  • Click on the Submit Form Two or Submit Form Three button in the top-right corner of the page.
  • Complete and submit the form.
  • Repeat these steps for each of your facilities.

How to file Forms Two or Three via batch filing

ETRS will generate a spreadsheet template that pre-populates your Form One data and report code numbers.  You can use this template to batch file Forms Two and Three.  You can download this template by taking the following steps:
  • Login to ETRS page
  • Click on the Reports tab
  • Click on EAS Tests.
  • Type in the name of your EAS Participant in the appropriate field.
  • Click on the green “Search” button.
  • Confirm that the records that appear are the ones for which you want to file.
  • Click on the green “Email Data in Excel” button.
After some processing time, you will receive an e-mail with an attached zip file that includes your spreadsheet.  You can also visit the Tasks tab to download your spreadsheet.  We strongly urge you to download this template and save a copy for future use. Complete your spreadsheet for Form Two (columns AB and AC) or Form Three (all remaining columns).  As with Form One, please be sure to enable macros on and use the dropdown menus where provided. You may upload the spreadsheet by navigating to the Submit New Batch Filing option under the Actions tab.  Be sure to select the correct Form number.  After you click Submit, ETRS will begin to process your spreadsheet.  This may take several minutes.  As processing completes, you will receive an e-mail indicating that a new Task has been created in ETRS.  If your filing is successful, you will also receive a second e-mail with the subject line “ETRS Notification Report” that includes a .zip file. If you do not receive an e-mail that includes a .zip file, your batch filing spreadsheet needs further modifications before it can be filed.  Click on the “Tasks” tab in ETRS, then click on the most recent batch filing task.  You will be presented with a list of changes that must be made to your spreadsheet.  Please make those changes and try again.  If you get stuck at any point, please e-mail: ETRS@fcc.gov.
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