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Consent Agenda
Regular Agenda
 
 
9:30 a.m.
July 24, 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: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
CA1. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 01-12) Revises the late payment charge description that provides for the application of late charges to nonresidential customer accounts by the bill due date, and the application of late charges to residential customer accounts at the time of preparing the subsequent month's bill.
Effective date: July 25, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
 
CA2. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 01-13) (1) Publishes a charge that would be assessed when the installation of a shut-off value at the curb is required because the company cannot gain access to the meter; and (2) makes minor housekeeping changes to the respective general rules and regulations that pertain to meters and other Distribution Facilities.
Effective date: July 25, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
 
CA3. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 01-14) Updates the monthly rate levels for long-term interruptible gas service for Schedule 55.
Effective date: August 1, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 01-12) Introduces a new vending machine control program named "Vending Miser."
Effective date: July 28, 2001
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
Other:
 
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 954) Supplemental application for an accounting order approving deferral of costs per Senate Bill 1149.
Staff contact: Ed Krantz, (503) 378-6117
 
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1014): Request for an amendment to Order No. 01-473 for use of rate base property at Beaver Generation plant.
Staff contact: Stefan Brown, (503) 373-7946
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
CA7. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC.: (Advice No. 226) Establishes a promotion from August 3, 2001, through September 30, 2001, where the company will waive the first month's recurring and nonrecurring charges for new subscribers to: Voice Mail, Call Forwarding Busy and Call Forwarding/Don't Answer/Busy, Call Waiting, and Caller ID.
Effective date: August 3, 2001
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
 
CA8. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 752) Removes the Local Customer Name and Address service from the Local Exchange tariff due to low demand and confusion among customers with the similar National Directory Assistance/Calling Name and Number service.
Effective date: August 1, 2001
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA9. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. SC4-01) Makes special contract arrangements between Verizon Northwest, Inc., and a confi-dential customer to provide ISDN/BRI Service.
Effective date: August 7, 2001
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA10. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. 531) Reflects the switched access optional features available in conjunction with Feature Group A, Feature Group B, Feature Group C, and Feature Group D.
Effective date: July 25, 2001
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
 
CA11. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. 532) Standardizes the language for the Federal Subscriber Line Charge credit in association with the Lifeline Assistance Service offering.
Effective date: July 25, 2001
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
 
CA12. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION: (Advice No. 78) Update the Billing and Collection rate to reflect the EAS conversions to be implemented August 4, 2001.
Effective date: August 4, 2001
Staff contact: Cynthia Van Landuyt, (503) 378-6638
WATER
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs: None
 
RULEMAKING
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 
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