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Regular Agenda
 

Consent Agenda
 
 
9:30 a.m.
March 21, 2002
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, Oregon
 
The Commission will receive public comments after staff has presented its agenda items. Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments about agenda items. Written comments must be received prior to the meeting in order to be considered by the Commission.
 
The staff analysis 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.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service:
 
1. QWEST: (Docket No. UM 1049) Complaint against Qwest Communi-cations International, Inc. (Qwest) for violation of statutory Service Quality Standards between January and December 2001.
Staff contact: Irv Emmons, (503) 378-4165

Tariffs: None
Other:
 
2. QWEST: (Docket No. UX 27) Petition to exempt Directory Assistance from regulation.
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
Staff contact: Bill Wordley, (503) 378-5264

ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
3. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Advice No. 01-8-G) Proposes continuation of the Natural Gas Benchmark Mechanism.
Effective date: April 1, 2002
Staff contact: Ray Nuñez, (503) 373-7486
 
4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UE 136/Advice No. 02-3) Requests approval of Schedule 126, Power Cost Deferral Recovery, to collect deferred power costs and refund.
Effective date: April 1, 2002
Staff contact: Ed Krantz, (503) 378-6117
Staff contact: Bill Wordley, (503) 378-5264

Other: None
 
WATER
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs: None
 
RULEMAKING
 
5. AR 437: Adopt amendments to OAR 860-027-0050, 860-034-0393, and 860-034-0730 regarding changes to the Uniform System of Accounts rules for telecommunications utilities and cooperatives.
Contact: Ruth Crowley, (503) 378-6683
 
6. AR 438: Initiate a rulemaking docket to update and revise the allocation of cost rules for telecommunications utilities and cooperatives, as recom-mended in docket AR 437.
Staff contact: Tom Riordan, (503) 378-3623
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
PUBLIC POLICY DISCUSSION
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION Pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(h), executive sessions are closed to members of the public, except the news media.