On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:20 PM EDT, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with the FCC and the National Weather Service, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test is scheduled to last approximately one minute. All EAS Participants – radio, television, cable and direct broadcast satellite system providers – are required to participate in this nationwide test. The Commission announced the test by Public Notice on July 18, 2016 (see ). FEMA released a reminder notice on September 13, 2016 (see release/2016/09/13/mandatory-nationwide-test-emergency-alert-system ).

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