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State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that each state adopt an Emergency Alert System (EAS) plan and tasks the State Emergency Communication Committee (“SECC”) with maintaining and administering EAS in their respective states. The FCC requires all broadcast stations and Cable Systems to participate in EAS for national alerts while many others participate on a voluntary basis

The Washington SECC has developed and manages the Washington State EAS Plan, which is a collaboration between the FCC, The National Weather Service, the Washington State Association of Broadcasters (WSAB), Wireless Carriers, and other public warning stakeholders.  The Washington SECC, which meets every other month, creates monitoring assignments for each broadcast station and subject cable systems and is involved in overseeing the distribution of local and national alerts.

SECC Meeting Minutes


2021 2020
January 12, 2021 January 14, 2020
March 9, 2021 March 10, 2020
May 11, 2021
May 12, 2020
July 13, 2021
July 14, 2020
September 2021
September 15, 2020
November 2021
November 2020



2019


2018
January 8, 2019 January 9, 2018
March 12, 2019
March 12, 2018
May 14, 2019 May 14, 2018
July 9, 2019 July 10, 2018
September 11, 2019 September 11, 2018
November 12, 2019 November 13, 2018


Additional Resources