EAS SAMPLE LOG EXPLANATION
Section 1: Each month, the Local Primary will generate a Required Monthly Test. Fill in section 1 as detailed on the sample log. If your facility does not receive the RMT, FCC rules and regulations require you to log the failure and also provide an explanation in Section 1 of the log. You must also include the steps you’ve taken to determine the cause of the failure and the steps taken to rectify the problem.
Section 2: FCC rules require you to rebroadcast (relay) the Required Monthly Test within one (1) hour of receiving it. Fill in section 2 as shown on the sample. If you are not able to successfully transmit the entire Required Monthly Test, you must note the failure in section 2 in the space provided. You must also provide an explanation of what caused the failure and the steps taken to rectify the problem. In the event that you did not successfully rebroadcast the Required Monthly Test, you must transmit a Required Weekly Test during that week and a notation must be made in section 2 that the RWT was transmitted in lieu of the RMT.
Section 3: The LP-1, LP-2, and NWR are required to transmit a Required Weekly Test each week, except during a week when a Required Monthly Test is transmitted. Your facility is required to monitor two sources so you should receive a minimum of two Required Weekly Tests each week. These tests should be logged in section 3 as shown on the sample log. A failure to receive an RWT must be noted on the log along with the steps taken to determine the cause of the failure and the steps taken to rectify the problem. If the problem was at the source, i.e. LP-1, LP-2, or NWR, you must note on the log, how you determined the problem was at their end.
Section 4: Each week, your facility is required to transmit a Required Weekly Test. The test does not have to be coincident with reception of an RWT from either of the monitored sources. The choice of date and time for your RWT is up to you. During a week when you transmit a Required MONTHLY Test, you are exempted from transmitting a Required Weekly Test. For purposes of FCC rules and regulations, the EAS week runs from Sunday to the following Saturday. If your facility fails to transmit a Required Weekly Test in a given week, you must note the failure on the EAS log in section 4 and also note the actions taken to determine the cause of the failure and the steps taken to rectify the problem.
Section 5: FCC rules and regulations require that the EAS log must be reviewed and signed off on a weekly basis by your Chief Operator or his/her designee. Each week when you conduct the review of the log, date and sign the log in section 5 as shown on the sample log.
NOTES: Your facility is required, by FCC rules and regulations, to have a letter posted at the “primary control point” that clearly states who has been assigned the responsibilities of Chief Operator. Optionally, the letter should also state who the “Acting Chief Operator” and “Designee” are, in the event the Chief Operator is unavailable. This letter must be signed by the Licensee or top management acting on behalf of the Licensee.
Staple the printouts from your EAS system to each months log sheet. You should initial and date each printout when you conduct the weekly review.
RECOMMENDATION: Your Chief Operator, Acting Chief Operator, or Designee should review the EAS system and logs on Thursday of each week. This provides time to determine failures and take action prior to the end of the EAS week.