Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

Equipment Program Advisory Committee (EPAC)

An Advisory Body to the

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

November 3, 2011

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, Main Office

1333 Broadway St., Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612

Public Meeting Agenda

     I.        Administrative Business

A.  Introductions

B.  Agenda Modification and Approval

1.   Review of emergency evacuation procedures

C.  Review of Minutes from Previous Meeting

   II.        CCAF Staff Reports

A.  CRS Report                               -David Weiss

B.  Field Operations Report           -Jennifer Minore

C.  Marketing Report                      -Mary Atkins

D.  Consumer Affairs                     -Dan Carbone

E.  Customer Contact Report        -Karen Lincoln

F.   Equipment Report                     -John Koste

G.  Wireless Report                        -Mansha Thapa

  III.        Discussion of a Wireless Program

[EPAC will continue to discuss the process and develop implementation plans for wireless devices into the DDTP using the dual requirement of LifeLine and CTAP certification.]

 IV.        CPUC Update

[The CPUC representative will inform the Committee of updates happening in the DDTP Program and review CPUC Action Items.]

  V.        EPAC Business

A.   Report from the TADDAC Liaison

B.   Report from the Chair

[The Chair will discuss any comments from the Commissioners or from the Communications Division. The Chair may also discuss any current administrative matters impacting the Committee, including TADDAC’s review of equipment recommendations made by EPAC and the EPAC Budget Must-Have list.]

C. Review of Action Items List

D. EPAC will prioritize EPAC Budget Must-Have list.

 VI.        Public Input

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

VII.        Clarity and Clearsounds Presentations

[Representatives from Clarity and Clearsounds will present information on their latest equipment.]

VIII.        EPAC Seat Vacancies

[The Committee will discuss the Senior Citizen and Deaf seats and review the interview schedule of the currently vacant Senior Citizen seat and the newly expired Deaf seat.]

 IX.        Future Meetings and Locations, including Off-Site Meetings

[The Committee will discuss any future meetings, calendar changes, and meeting locations.]



For additional information, please contact Patsy Emerson, DDTP Committee Coordinator at (510) 302-1147, or by email at  If you plan to attend the meeting and need sign language interpreters or other special communication accommodations, please call the DDTP office at least five days prior to the meeting date.



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



For accessibility purposes, all documents reviewed by EPAC must be available in alternate formats. When submitting documents to be included with meeting materials, please send a copy in electronic format to Handouts should also be made available in an electronic format.