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    The Departments of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) provide the President of UKE with information on service ducts and their routing, using the IT system supporting PIT. For that purpose, they use the UKE Electronic Services Platform to set up accounts for their entities and, via PUE, submit applications for access to the PIT system on behalf of the members of their personnel authorised to transfer the above mentioned information. Once the personnel members receive access data for the PIT system, they can transfer information set out in applicable provisions to that system, using tools made available via the PIT system.

    In accordance with the provision of Article 29d(6) of the Act of 7 May 2010 on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks, the vogt (mayor, town president), starosta and voivodship marshal submit to the President of UKE information on rates for occupying traffic lanes within 14 days from the entry into force of the resolution establishing those rates. In accordance with the provision of §6(3) of the Regulation of the Minister of Digital Affairs of 31 July 2019 on information on physical infrastructure and service ducts and rates for occupying traffic lanes, rates should be entered directly into the PIT system, by means of electronic forms made available in the system, supporting the input of rates, in accordance with the model set out in the aforementioned Regulation.

    Access to the full range of information stored in the Information Point on Telecommunications (with the exception of information used for administering the PIT system) can be granted to any telecommunications undertaking which meets the criteria set forth in the definition found in Article 2(27) of the Telecommunications Act of 16 July 2004. Telecommunications undertakings may additionally use the system’s basic analytical tools. Access to information stored in PIT, to the extent corresponding to the scope of information transferred to the system, is provided to entities set out in the provisions of Article 29c, Article 29d(1)–(7) of the Act of 7 May 2010 on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks.

    The system also supports access to several map information layers made publicly available by registers and map portals, both official and social ones, without logging in.

    Upon logging in to the map portal, proceed to the control panel. In the “Zarządzanie zasobami” [“Resources management”] section there is an option “Wprowadź dane o planowanej lub istniejącej infrastrukturze” [“Enter data on planned or existing infrastructure”], where information on infrastructure can be uploaded in various data formats (SHP, GML, KML, GPX, GeoTIFF, GeoJSON, DXF, CSV). Moreover, the Information Point on Telecommunications allows for data feeds from a secure network location (e.g. FTP) or by means of configuring a link to an external base.  The tool for submitting information offers the option of selecting whether the data concerns existing infrastructure or planned investments as well as choosing the data type: point, linear and surface.

    In accordance with Article 25a(1) of the Act of 7 May 2010 on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks, a network operator shall provide information concerning physical infrastructure to a requesting telecommunications undertaking which intends to implement a high-speed telecommunications network in the area in question. However, if the network operator submits such information to PIT, in accordance with paragraph 5, they can refuse to provide it, to the extent to which it can be accessed via the Information Point on Telecommunications.

    Information available in the Information Point on Telecommunications can be browsed on-line (both attribute and geometric data), as well as exported and stored on a personal computer. PIT enables saving data in various formats. Attribute data can be stored in a text file, pdf, docx, xlsx or csv, meanwhile geometric data is exported as gml, dwg, dxf, dgn and shapefile. The option of downloading such data is available after logging in, free of charge and depends on the profile of the entity to which a particular user is attributed.

    PIT features a tool allowing to print maps and save them as a file. If a user wishes to do so, they can generate a map compiled according to their preferences, based on layers available in the map portal. With the use of the available tool, the user has such options available as assigning a name or a description to their map, as well as selecting and embedding in the image of the map additional graphic elements which the map is supposed to feature (key, scale, north direction). The user can choose the size and orientation of the printout.

    Data is stored in the buffer base for 90 days.

    In accordance with Article 6(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), personal data processing is lawful, if it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject. In the case of data submitted to PIT by local government units, this obligation arises from Article 29d(4)(2) of the Act on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks. At the same time, it ought to be emphasised that with regard to the above regulations, the consent of data subjects to submit the data via PIT is not required.

    In accordance with Article 6(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), data processing is lawful, if it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject. The submission of the aforementioned subject’s data arises from obligations imposed on them by the Act on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks, and the Regulation of the Minister of Digital Affairs on information on physical infrastructure and service ducts and rates for occupying traffic lanes. Taking into account the above regulations, it ought to be noted that a self-employed entrepreneur must fulfil the obligation imposed on them by submitting all data required by law, even if they constitute personal information.

    In accordance with Article 2(1)(6) of the Act on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks, physical infrastructure includes all elements of an infrastructure or network, which may be used for the purpose of placing in or on them elements of an infrastructure or telecommunications networks without becoming an active element of that telecommunications network, such as pipelines, sewers, masts, ducts, chambers, manholes, cabinets, buildings and entrances to buildings, antenna installations, towers and poles, with the exception of:

    a) cables, including optic fibre,

    b) network elements used for supplying water intended for human consumption,

    c) service ducts within the meaning of Article 4(15a) of the Act on Public Roads.

    There is no doubt that information on elements belonging to one of the categories indicated in the above points a–c is not submitted. In other cases, however, the assessment of whether a particular element’s data requires submission under PIT should be left to road operators. In any case, the road operator should assess whether infrastructure elements used for connecting a particular type of media to a property can be used for the purpose of placing in or on them elements of an infrastructure or telecommunications networks. After completing such an assessment, the entity decides whether to submit data or refrain from doing so.

    The method of providing data to PIT is specified in the Regulation of the Minister of Digital Affairs on information on physical infrastructure and service ducts and rates for occupying traffic lanes. The Regulation entered into force on 28 November 2019, thus the transfer covers data on physical infrastructure for which the road operator issued a decision on or after 28 November 2019. Information on decisions issued before 28 November 2019 is not to be provided.

    For the purpose of information collection by PIT, a single microduct should be treated as other cable sheating.

    For the purpose of information collection by PIT, microduct installation in the original duct system should be treated as cable sheating – cable ducting.

    For the purpose of information collection by PIT, the multi-hole microduct system should be treated as a prefabricated microduct bundle.