An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission

Monthly Meeting

1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California

 October 28, 2010

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members

  1. Minutes of the July 29, 2010 TADDAC Meeting

[Review and approval of Minutes from the previous meeting. Corrections already submitted via email will be summarized.]


Review and follow-up on TADDAC Action List from the previous meeting. 

(See attached Action List)

  1. Approval of Agenda



  1. Administrative Business

    1. Report from CPUC Staff

[CPUC staff representatives will report on program issues being addressed by the CPUC, future plans for the DDTP and report on meetings with DGS, or any pending matters at the FCC of interest to the Committee. The report may include legislative items from the Legal Division. The Communications Division (CD) will report on the status of recommendations forwarded from TADDAC.  CD will also report on the status of the CRS 3 transition to the new providers.  The report may include an update on DDTP revenues.  The report may include an update on further study of the CapTel privacy announcement.] 

    • Report from the Chair

[The TADDAC Chair will report on informational items, including issues affecting the DDTP or the committees. The Chair may also discuss any pending matters or decisions at the FCC of interest to the Committee. The Chair may also discuss any current administrative matters impacting the Committee.]

    • Report from CCAF

[A CCAF representative will summarize DDTP operational activities during the prior month.]

  • Public Input

[Members of the Public will provide input to the Committee.]

  • Unfinished Business
    1. Review of Budget “Must Have” Document  -  Barrett

[The Committee will review the proposed 2011-2012 Budget Must Haves document, which has now been submitted to the Communications Division, and determine any follow-up action needed.]

    • Discussion of CD’s Response to TADDAC’s Budget “Must Have” Recommendations for 2010-2011  -  Barrett

[As a follow up to information briefly presented at TADDAC’s July 29th meeting, CD will provide more background on the rationale for CD’s response to TADDAC’s Budget “Must Have” recommendations for the current fiscal year.]

  • New Business 

    1. EPAC Report and Recommendations  -  Barrett/Ruth

[The Committee will review and may vote on recommendations from EPAC pertaining to:

          1. DDTP Equipment procurement issues
          2. Distribution issues
          3. Quality of service issues
          4. New committee members, based on interviews
          5. Status of equipment trials or pilots
          6. New or replacement equipment recommendations.]

Note:  No EPAC report will be presented, but this item is kept as a placeholder.

    • Overview of CRS Call Volumes and Consumer Issues  -  Barrett

[A CCAF representative will summarize the July - September CRS call volumes, ASA or call blockage violations, and pertinent consumer issues raised.]

    • Presentation on the Status of the Speech to Speech Training Line Implementation  -  Barrett

[David Weiss will present summary information on activities of the DDTP and the CRS vendors associated with the implementation of the new STS Training Line.]

    • Updates from CRS Providers on the Status of Their New Service  -  Barrett

[AT&T Relay and Hamilton Relay will update the Committee on highlights of their consumer education and outreach activities and the roll out of their services since July.]


    • Report from the Communications Division on any Updates to CRS Long Distance Charges   -  Barrett

[As raised at the last meeting, CD will update the Committee on any new developments related to CRS long distance charges or rate plans.]

    • Review of Draft Decision in the LifeLine Proceeding  -  Barrett

[The Committee will review Commissioner Bohn’s Proposed Decision in R.06-05-028, issued on September 28th, which approves adding wireless equipment as a permanent DDTP offering.]

    • Discussion of Off-Site Meeting Possibilities  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss the possibility of holding one or more off-site meetings in the coming year.  Off-site meeting suggestions include:  1) the CTAP Contact Center in Stockton, 2) Fremont Oak Gardens in Fremont, and 3) the CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego.]

    • Member Reports  -  Barrett

[Committee members will report on any feedback or topics from their constituencies concerning CRS or CTAP quality of service or feedback relating to the Program in general.]

    1. Items for Next Month’s Agenda  -  Barrett

[The Committee will suggest items to be discussed at the next TADDAC meeting.]

TADDAC Meeting Information

For more information, please contact Karen Evangelista, DDTP Committee Coordinator at (510) 302-1110/ Voice or (510) 302-1150/ TTY or via e-mail at

Environmental Notice

Please refrain from wearing perfumes or scents to DDTP meetings. Persons with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivities must reduce their exposure in order to attend this meeting.