California Refiles WEA Test Waiver Request

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has refiled its request for a waiver to conduct an earthquake warning wireless emergency alert (WEA) test in Oakland. In a filing Wednesday in PS docket 15-91, Cal OES said it wants to conduct the test on Feb. 6 with an alternative date of Feb. 13. In November, it withdrew its waiver request due to the resources needed to tackle wildfires in the state (TR Daily, Nov. 30, 2018). Meanwhile, the cities of Laguna Beach and Aliso Viejo, Calif., have separately asked the FCC to grant them waivers so they can also conduct WEA tests on Feb. 6.

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