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Consent Agenda

Regular Agenda
 
10:00 a.m.
June 15, 2001
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, Oregon
 
Staff has informed the Commission that the items appearing on this consent agenda are not disputed. Staff and the companies have no disagreement with the proposals. No members of the public have expressed interest in these items.
 
To provide more time to discuss controversial or disputed issues, the Commission will consider the items on the consent agenda together at the beginning of the public meeting. If a member of the public requests to be heard on one of these items, the Commission will remove the item from the consent agenda and consider that item individually.
 
The staff analysts and recommendations are available on request from the Commission office and on PUC’s Web site (http://www.puc.state.or.us). The staff memoranda are generally available on the Thursday prior to the public meeting. Additional copies will also be available at the meeting.
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
Finance:
 
CA1. AVISTA CORPORATION: (Docket No. UF 4177) Application for authority to amend Order 01-230 relating to borrowing not more than $200 million, at competitive market rates, terms, and conditions, to finance the construction of the Coyote Springs 2 generating station.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
Affiliated transactions:
 
CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY: (Docket Nos. UI 175/UP 156) Supplemental application for approval of the transfer of rights to segmented pipeline capacity and repurchase thereof from Portland General Transport Corporation (PGT), an affiliated interest.
Staff contact: Tom Riordan, (503) 378-3623
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
CA3. CASCADE NATURAL GAS: (Advice No. 01-05-01) Alters permanently the effective date of the Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) mechanism from December 1 to October 1.
Effective date: June 17, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217

 
CA4. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Advice No. 01-2-G) Alters permanently the "effective date" of the Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) mechanism from December 1 to October 1.
Effective date: June 18, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
 
CA5. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Advice No. 01-3-G) (1) Adjusts measure funding to reflect the recent increase in Avista's avoided-cost levels; (2) offers high-efficiency space heating throughout Avista's Oregon service area; and (3) establishes an incentive for customers to concurrently install high-efficiency furnaces and a high-efficiency water heater.
Effective date: June 18, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
 
CA6. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Advice No. 01-4-G) Adjusts measure funding amounts to reflect the recent increase in Avista's avoided cost levels.
Effective date: June 18, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217

 
CA7. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Advice No. 01-5-G) Clarifies the manner in which the Company will handle customer payments not honored by the customer's bank or other financial institution.
Effective date: June 18, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217

 
CA8. IDAHO POWER COMPANY: (Advice No. 01-06) Indicates the appro-priate average change to the Average Residential Class Revenue that provides a decrease from $709 to $689.
Effective date: June 18, 2001
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
 
CA9. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY: (Advice No. 01-012) Provides enhanced DSM measures on Schedules 115, 116, and 125 for the Company's commercial and industrial customers.
Effective date: June 18, 2001
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
CA10. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 743) Adds Termination Liability Agreement (TLA) language to the General Regulation section of the tariff.
Effective date: June 16, 2001
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371

 
CA11. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. 527) Discontinues the availability of magnetic tape to new customers as a medium for the provision of access service billing information and deletes the Selective Signaling Arrangement.
Effective date: June 16, 2001
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371

 
CA12. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 742) Adds Termination Liability Agreement (TLA) language to the General Regulations section of the tariff.
Effective date: June 16, 2001
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA13. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. 526) Increases the Non-Sufficient Funds Check charge.
Effective date: June 16, 2001
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA14. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. 528) Establishes a promotion for business customers (four lines or less) who order a new Business One Party access line between June 13, 2001, through August 31, 2001, may choose ExpressTouch Service Feature Package of Sprint Classics Calling Package and will have the first two monthly recurring charges of the packages waived.
Effective date: June 16, 2001
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
 
CA15. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 744) Makes an administrative change to the listing of rates and charges in the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline) section of the tariff.
Effective date: June 16, 2001
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
 
WATER
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs: None
 
RULEMAKING
 
CA16. AR 401: Amends rules to use the same safety and attachment standards for every association, cooperative, competitive telecommunications provider, electric service supplier (ESS), utility, electrical supply operator, and signal line operator.
Staff contact: Terry Lambeth, (503) 378-6123

 
CA17. AR 406: Adoption of housekeeping amendments to affiliated interest rules to clearly differentiate between energy utilities, large telecommuni-cations utilities, and small telecommunications utilities.
Staff contact: Terry Lambeth, (503) 378-6123
 
CA18. AR 407: Adoption of amendments to update references to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to the most current edition, April 1, 2001, for electric, natural gas, and steam heat utilities.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 
OTHER BUSINESS