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Consent Agenda
Regular Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
September 25, 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. NW NATURAL: (Docket No. UF 3279) Request for a supplemental order authorizing the continuing issuance and sale of 750,000 additional shares of its common stock.
Staff contact: Thomas D. Morgan, (503) 378-4629

 
CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UF 4182) Application for a loan facility from Enron for up to $100 million.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
 
 
CA3. CASCADE NATURAL GAS: (Docket No. UF 4183) Request for an order authorizing the issuance of long-term debt maturing August, 2031.
Staff contact: Thomas D. Morgan, (503) 378-4629

 
Affiliated transactions:
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UP 189) Request for approval of the sale of optic fiber to Portland General Distribution, LLC.
Staff contact: Tom Riordan, (503) 378-3623
 
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 01-15) Provides information options and expands incentives on energy efficiency measures available to residential customers.
Effective date: September 26, 2001
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116

Other:
 
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: Updates the Company's avoided cost information for the fourth quarter of 2001.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
CA7. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NW: (Advice No. 536) Introduces OptiPoint high capacity switched access service as a new service offering, includes miscellaneous text changes, and adds language to define minimum periods.
Effective date: September 26, 2001
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371

 
CA8. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC.: (Advice No. 227) Establishes a promotion from October 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001, for Centrex Service, which will waive the nonrecurring charges for customers who add new Centrex lines or additional lines and features to existing Centrex.
Effective date: October 1, 2001
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165

 
CA9. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 759) Changes the company name to Verizon Northwest, Inc., in PUC OR No. 18.
Effective date: September 26, 2001
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165

 
CA10. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 760) Provides a promotion from October 1, 2001, through December 28, 2001, where new or existing customers adding an ISDN Single Line will receive a waiver of the nonrecurring charge.
Effective date: October 1, 2001
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165

 
CA11. PIONEER TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE: (Advice No. 54) Eliminates the Deadwood Exchange by combination with the Triangle Lake Exchange.
Effective date: October 1, 2001
Staff contact: Tom Harris, (503) 378-6907
WATER
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs: None
 
RULEMAKING
 
CA12. AR 401: Adoption of amendments to rules relating to safety and attachment standards for every association, cooperative, competitive telecommunications provider, electric service supplier (ESS), utility, electrical supply operator, and signal line operator.
Contact: Lowell Bergen, (503) 378-6208
 
CA13. AR 426: Request to open a rulemaking to permanently adopt the Division 038 rules necessary to implement HB 3633, and to consider additional PUC and Oregon Office of Energy Staff-proposed changes.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 
OTHER BUSINESS