Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureau Reminds EAS Participants Of Upcoming Dates And Deadlines Related To The 2017 Nationwide EAS Test.

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) reminds all Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants that, as the Bureau announced on July 24, 2017, they are required to participate in a nationwide test of the EAS that is scheduled for September 27, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The Bureau also reminds all EAS Participants that they must register with the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and file Form One on or before August 28, 2017. EAS Participants shall file ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 27 , 2017, and shall file ETRS Form Three on or before November 13, 2017. Additional information, including instructional videos and answers to frequently asked questions about entering data into the ETRS forms, can be found at

Incentive Auction Task Force and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Grant 600 MHz Licenses.

On April 13, 2017, the FCC completed the auction for new 600 MHz licenses. This auction, which was designated Auction 1002, raised (in net bids) a total of $19,318,157,706, with 50 bidders placing winning bids for a total of 2776 licenses. The FCC long-form applications (FCC Form 601) of 11 applicants were accepted for filing on May 18, 2017.

Media Bureau Opens MB Docket No. 17-105

By Public Notice, the Media Bureau opens MB Docket No. 17 -105, which is captioned “Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative .” Ex Parte Rules . Presentations are subject to “permit -but-disclose” ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1206, 1.1200(a). Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Accessibility Information. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e -mail to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418 -0530 (voice), (202) 418 -0432 (TTY)