Emergency mobile alert system - various information

Paul Bagrie made this Official Information request to Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

The request was refused by Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.

From: Paul Bagrie

Dear Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management,

1. Please outline the laws, regulations, agreements and/or similar that relate to the system.

2. Please outline what requirements/guidelines or similar, if any, are in place for the displaying of alerts to users - e.g. the tone used, the message format, the inability to disable, etc - and which entities these requirements/guidelines or similar relate to.

3. Please list technical standards and white papers that apply to the deployment of the system. Please note chapters/sections of such which are relevant.

4. Please outline brief technical details of the system, such as which frequencies and/or channels are used to deliver messages.

5. Please provide any documents relating to the commissioning of the system.

This is a request for information under the Official Information Act, I am a New Zealand citizen.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bagrie

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Dear Paul Bagrie

Thank you for your email of 13 October 2017 (copied below). This email is to acknowledge the receipt of your request by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and to confirm that we are treating your request as a request for information under the Official Information Act 1982.

Kind regards

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Attention: Paul Bagrie

 

Hello Paul

 

Further to your OIA Act request to the Ministry of Civil Defence &
Emergency Management (MCDEM):

 

1. Please outline the laws, regulations, agreements and/or similar that
relate to the system.

2. Please outline what requirements/guidelines or similar, if any, are in
place for the displaying of alerts to users - e.g. the tone used, the
message format, the inability to disable, etc - and which entities these
requirements/guidelines or similar relate to.

3. Please list technical standards and white papers that apply to the
deployment of the system. Please note chapters/sections of such which are
relevant.

4. Please outline brief technical details of the system, such as which
frequencies and/or channels are used to deliver messages.

5. Please provide any documents relating to the commissioning of the
system.

 

Your request is very broad and the purpose of this email is seek a
refinement to help us provide you with the information you are requesting.

 

Pt 1. – Please clarify what information you are requesting – there have
been no new laws or regulations in order to implement this system and it
is not clear what you require.

Pt 3. – MCDEM have engaged with mobile network operators in order to
implement a service that allows messages to be sent using cell broadcast
technology.  The operators have procured the technology which may have
technical standards and white papers but it is beyond the scope of MCDEM’s
involvement.  Are you able to be more specific?  The underlying technical
standard is available on the [1]http://3gpp.org  standard 23.041. 
One2Many BV (Netherlands) is involved in the provision of the service and
their website [2]http://www.one2many.eu provides information (including
technical) about cell broadcasting.

Pt 5. – Can you be more specific about which documents you are requesting.

 

I look forward to your response.

 

 

Sally Bird

Ministerial Advisor

Office of the Chief Executive
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[IN-CONFIDENCE]

 

 

 

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Attention:  Paul Bagrie

 

Hello Paul

 

Further to my email to you on 24 October (see below).  To ensure you have
the information you require, could you respond to my queries below.

 

Thank you

 

Sally Bird

Ministerial
Advisor

Office of the
Chief Executive [1]cid:image001.gif@01CE893F.79F24AB0

 

[IN-CONFIDENCE]

 

 

 

From: Information [DPMC]
Sent: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:14 AM
To: '[FOI #6698 email]'
<[FOI #6698 email]>
Subject: Your Official Information Act Request

 

Attention: Paul Bagrie

 

Hello Paul

 

Further to your OIA Act request to the Ministry of Civil Defence &
Emergency Management (MCDEM):

 

1. Please outline the laws, regulations, agreements and/or similar that
relate to the system.

2. Please outline what requirements/guidelines or similar, if any, are in
place for the displaying of alerts to users - e.g. the tone used, the
message format, the inability to disable, etc - and which entities these
requirements/guidelines or similar relate to.

3. Please list technical standards and white papers that apply to the
deployment of the system. Please note chapters/sections of such which are
relevant.

4. Please outline brief technical details of the system, such as which
frequencies and/or channels are used to deliver messages.

5. Please provide any documents relating to the commissioning of the
system.

 

Your request is very broad and the purpose of this email is seek a
refinement to help us provide you with the information you are requesting.

 

Pt 1. – Please clarify what information you are requesting – there have
been no new laws or regulations in order to implement this system and it
is not clear what you require.

Pt 3. – MCDEM have engaged with mobile network operators in order to
implement a service that allows messages to be sent using cell broadcast
technology.  The operators have procured the technology which may have
technical standards and white papers but it is beyond the scope of MCDEM’s
involvement.  Are you able to be more specific?  The underlying technical
standard is available on the [2]http://3gpp.org  standard 23.041. 
One2Many BV (Netherlands) is involved in the provision of the service and
their website [3]http://www.one2many.eu provides information (including
technical) about cell broadcasting.

Pt 5. – Can you be more specific about which documents you are requesting.

 

I look forward to your response.

 

 

Sally Bird

Ministerial
Advisor

Office of the
Chief Executive [4]cid:image001.gif@01CE893F.79F24AB0

 

[IN-CONFIDENCE]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Bagrie

 

Please find attached a scanned copy of the reply to your recent Official
Information Act 1982 request to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (DPMC).

 

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