An Advisory Body to the California Public Utilities Commission

Monthly Meeting

1333 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, California

 February 24, 2011

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  1. Welcome and Introduction of TADDAC Members

  1. Minutes of the January 27, 2011 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.  The report may include an update on DDTP revenues.  The report may include an update on CD’s planning for the introduction of wireless equipment as a part of DDTP. ] 

    • 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 – Held in both the AM and the PM Session

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

  • Unfinished Business
    1. Discussion of March Off-Site Meeting Topics  -  Barrett

[The Committee will discuss topics for the deaf-blind panel and other agenda topics for the offsite meeting in conjunction with the CSUN International Technologies and Persons With Disabilities Conference in San Diego in March of 2011.]

    • Update on the Status of Recruiting Nominees for the Vacant Seat on TADDAC   -  Barrett

[The Committee Coordinator will update the Committee on the recruitment process for filling the vacant seat representing the Deaf Community on TADDAC, and the Committee will determine if any changes need to be made in the process.  Per the Committee’s vote at the last meeting, Bummy Burstein and Chriz Dally will conduct the interviews on a date to be determined.]

  • 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 applications and/or interviews
          5. Status of equipment trials or pilots
          6. New or replacement equipment recommendations or updates on equipment testing and reviews.]

    • Overview of CRS Call Volumes and Consumer Issues  -  Barrett

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

    • Officer Elections  -  Barrett

[The Committee will elect a new Chair and Vice Chair to serve for the next 12 months.]

    • Discussion of Possible Change in the TADDAC Meeting Date and Time for the Lunch Break  -  Barrett

[Per a CPUC request, the Committee will discuss changing its regular meeting day to Tuesday or Wednesday.  Also, per a request from Kevin Siemens, the Committee will discuss scheduling its lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30.]

    • 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.]

    • 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.