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Rebecca Saunders

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

This is a Freedom of Information Request.

1. Do you have a 5G strategy?
1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand Carmarthenshire Council’s 5G strategy? Where was this information published?
1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current in use in public spaces within Carmarthenshire :
(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers.
(b) Specification sheets of 5G technology.
(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting?
(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is Carmarthenshire Council complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.
(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire Council that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
1.4 If no, I request to know when you will be chairing a 5G strategy?

2. I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and roll out for 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

3. Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public Highways?
3.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
3.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:
(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?
(b) Specification sheets of all technology.
(c) What type of communication system will Carmarthenshire Council’s be utilising to control the vehicles?
(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy and rollout comply with?
(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire Council that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

4. Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public Highways and Public spaces?
4.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
4.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:
(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?
(b) Specification sheets of all technology.
(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?
(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy and rollout comply with?
(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire Council that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

5. Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?
5.1 If yes, please answer these questions:
(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?
(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?
(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?
(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?
(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?
(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.
(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?
(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire Council that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?
(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?
(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?
(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?
5.2 If no, then I request a declaration from Carmarthenshire Council that you will not be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:
(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?
(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?
(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?
(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?
(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?
(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.
(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?
(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire Council that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?
(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?
(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?
(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?
6. Where do you have 3G and 4G systems in public spaces and public roads?

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Saunders

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Ms. Saunders

 

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 13^th May,
2019 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The specific information you requested was as follows:

Do you have a 5G strategy?

 

No

 

If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

 

N/A

 

If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand
Carmarthenshire County Council’s 5G strategy? Where and when was this
information published?

 

N/A

 

I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest level of
detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used or currently in use
in public spaces within the Unitary Authority of Carmarthenshire:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers.

(b) Specification sheets of all 5G technology.

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be
5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades
or retrofitting?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is Carmarthenshire
County Council complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G
technology.

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire County Council
that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers
and the public have been meet.

 

N/A

 

If no, I request to know when you will be chairing a 5G strategy?

 

N/A

 

I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and
roll out for 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or
consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

 

N/A

 

Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about autonomous
vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public Highways?

 

Not at this moment in time.

 

If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

 

I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail
on:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What type of communication system will Carmarthenshire County Council
be utilising to control the vehicles?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy
and rollout comply with?

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire County Council
that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers
and the public have been meet.

 

N/A

 

If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on
companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulations of
an autonomous public and private vehicle technology strategy.

 

Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public
Highways and Public spaces?

 

We do not currently have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage at
this point in time. 

 

If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

 

I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail
on:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G
enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or
retrofitting etc. (you must be specific on anything here)?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy
and rollout comply with?

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire County Council
that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers
and the public have been meet.

 

N/A

 

If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on
companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding smart roads and
smart signage.

 

N/A

 

Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?

 

Yes

 

5.1 If yes, please answer these questions:

 

(a)  What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?

 

No CMC used

 

(b)  What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

 

            All lanterns are to the relevant British standard & CE marked.

 

(c)  Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS?

 

            No CMS system

 

(d)  Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system?

           

            No CMS system

 

(e)  What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

 

Not used

 

(f)   What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and
for how long?

 

            All lanterns are to the relevant British standard & CE marked.

 

(g)  I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

 

No CMS

 

(h)  Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system?

 

N/A

 

(i)    What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight
system?

 

No CMS

 

(j)    What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?

 

No CMS

 

(k)  I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

 

No CMS

 

(l)    What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

 

            All lanterns are to the relevant British standard & CE marked.

 

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?

 

            All lanterns are to the relevant British standard & CE marked.

 

(n)  Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?

 

No

 

(o)  How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED? 

 

            All lanterns are to the relevant British standard & CE marked.

 

If no, then I request a declaration from [Council] that you will not be
installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a
declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:

 

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and
for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system?

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Carmarthenshire Council that
confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and
the public have been meet.

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

 

N/A

 

6. Where do you have 3G and 4G systems in public spaces and public roads?

 

N/A

Yours sincerely

 

Julie John

Information Officer

Regeneration & Policy/Adfywio a Pholisi

Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr

Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Allanol/External (01267) 224498

Mewnol/Internal: 4498

 

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