The meeting was opened by Mr. Silverstein (Committee Facilitator) with nine of the 10 member organizations present. The Epilepsy Foundation of America was absent.
Mr. Beatty (Designated Federal Official) provided the committee with seven handouts (listed in the preliminary agenda). The committee approved the February 2008 meeting minutes (Handout 1) without changes. Mr. Silverstein briefly reviewed Handouts 1 through 6 to remind the committee where it started from and some of the material that played a role in creating the draft consensus document of March 19, 2008 (Handout 7).
Throughout the remainder of the day, the committee worked to resolve the concerns raised by the Cruise Lines International Association about the March document. The committee also made changes to the draft consensus document based on other committee member concerns.
During the course of the discussions about Recommendation #1 in the draft document, the committee directed that the meeting minutes reflect that paragraph (2) in that recommendation is not meant to trigger extensive studies to determine “as effective as”.
Near the end of the day, the committee directed Mr. Beatty to make cleanup edits to the draft consensus document and to email it to the committee members for review.
At the end of the day, a period of public comment was provided. As no public participants desired to comment, the committee adjourned around 4:30 PM.
Mr. Silverstein opened the second day of the meeting. All member organizations were present, except the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
The committee continued its work on the recommendations in the draft consensus document. After lunch, the committee worked on the portion of the final report that did not relate to the consensus recommendations. The committee discussed the committee’s report presentation to the Access Board that would be made on September 10, 2008.
At 4:30 PM, the committee allowed a time for public comment, and Ms. Arielle Schacter provided comment.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Beatty was directed to email the current draft of the final report that included the consensus recommendations for committee review. Committee members would consult their organizations and inform Mr. Beatty as soon as possible their position on the final report. The meeting adjourned around 5 PM.
|Matthew Bakke||Gallaudet University|
|David Chapman||Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers|
|Lise Hamlin||Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network|
|Barbara Raimondo||National Association of the Deaf|
|Lee Richardson||National Fire Protection Association|
|Janice Schacter|| Hearing Loss Association of America America (HLAA)
Hearing Access Program (same representative as HLAA)
|Ted Thompson||Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)|
|Ed Welch||Passenger Vessel Association|
|Bobby Silverstein||Committee Facilitator|
|Paul Beatty||Designated Federal Official, Access Board|
|James Raggio||General Counsel, Access Board|
|Lawrence Roffee||Executive Director, Access Board|
|Elizabeth Stewart||Board Member, Access Board|
|Tiffany Bergman||Holland America Line|
|LCDR Marie Byrd||US Coast Guard (12th only)|
|Jay Cardinali||Walt Disney Parks and Resorts|
|Steve Cmar||Norwegian Cruise Line|
|Mike Jones||Carnival Shipbuilding|
|Vicki Langlois||Disney Cruise Line|
|Peter Lauridsen||Passenger Vessel Association|
|Lou Nash||US Coast Guard|
|Ron Pettit||Royal Caribbean International & Celebrity Cruises|
|Kay Strawderman||Carnival Cruise Line|
|Jim Swindler||Golden Gate Ferry|