Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

Equipment Program Advisory Committee (EPAC)

An Advisory Body to the
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

June 17, 2010
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

  1. Administrative Business
    1. Introductions
    2. Agenda Modification and Approval
        1. Review of emergency evacuation procedures
    3. Review of Minutes from Previous Meetings
  1. CCAF Staff Reports
  1. Consumer Affairs -Dan Carbone
  2. Field Operations Report -Jennifer Minore
  3. Marketing Report -Mary Atkins
  4. CRS Report -David Weiss
  5. Customer Contact Report -Karen Lincoln
  6. Equipment Report -John Koste
  7. Wireless Report -Mansha Thapa
  1. CPUC Update

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

  1. EPAC Business
  1. Report from the TADDAC Liaison
  2. Report from the Chair

[The Chair will discuss any comments from the Commissioners or from the Communications Division, and any relevant information from the TADDAC meeting. The Chair may also discuss any current administrative matters impacting the Committee, to include the status of the Wireless Devices proposal.]

  1. Review of Action Items List
  1. Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  1. Public Input

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

  1. Clarity Presentation

[Representatives from Clarity will present information on understanding the measurement criterion that goes into making a good phone.]

  1. Sonic Alert Presentation

[A Representative from Sonic Alert will present information on their products and services.]

  1. Other Business: Member Reports

[Committee members shall report on accomplishments and feedback from their constituency group and on items of interest to the Committee.]

  1. Future Meetings and Locations

[The Committee will discuss any future meetings and locations.]

  1. Suggested Items for Next Month's Agenda and Review of Action Items

[The Committee will review the agenda and the new action items for the next month's meeting.]


For additional information, please contact Karen Evangelista, DDTP Committee Coordinator, (510) 302-1110, 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.