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Regular Agenda

Consent Agenda
 
 
9:30 a.m.
September 23, 2003
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
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
Other:
 
1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1040) Requests reauthorization for deferral of certain advertising costs for later ratemaking treatment and adoption of a related stipulation.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688

Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
 
 
Tariffs:
 
2. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Advice No. 03-013) Implements Indicative Price Publication and Modifies the Declaration Window for Standard Offer and Direct Access.
Effective date: January 1, 2004
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
3. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Advice No. 03-014) Implements a Direct Access Shopping Incentive.
Effective date: January 1, 2004
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
This Item Moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda
CA1.  PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Advice No. 03-011) Terminates Hassle Free Water Heater Guarantee Program.
Effective date: September 24, 2003
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs/Other:
 
4. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE EXPANSION: (Docket No. UM 1017) Expands the Oregon Universal Service (OUS) program to include support for basic telephone services of rural incumbent local exchange carriers pursuant to Order 93-082.
Staff contact: John Wright, (503) 378-6730
 
5. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE SURCHARGE: (Docket No. UM 731) Increases the Oregon Universal Service (OUS) surcharge and contribution rates to support the expansion of the OUS program to include the service areas of rural incumbent local exchange carriers.
Staff contact: John Wright, (503) 378-6730
 
6. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION: (Advice No. 84) Updates the carrier common line charge to reflect Oregon Universal Service Fund credits against the cost of carrier access.
Effective date: November 1, 2003
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
 
7. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION: (Advice No. 85) Updates switched and special access rates to reflect Oregon Universal Service Fund credits against the cost of carrier access. Eliminates the IntraLATA dialing parity rate.
Effective date: November 1, 2003
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
 
8. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR03-15) Reduces the Carrier Common Line charge in compliance with the revenue neutral filing requirement of the Oregon Universal Service Fund.
Effective date: November 1, 2003
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
 
9. FCC "TRIENNIAL REVIEW" ORDER ON THE UNBUNDLING OBLIGATIONS OF INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS:Staff's procedural recommendations for addressing areas of investigation delegated to state commissions by the Federal Communications Commission's order.
Staff contact: Dave Booth, (503) 378-6635
 
 
This Item has been Added to the Regular Agenda
9A.  OREGON TELECOM, INC., AND UNITED COMMUNICATIONS, INC., DBA UNICOM (Docket No. UM 1110)  Petition regarding access to Unbundled Local Switching to serve Enterprise market customers.
 
WATER
 
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs:
 
10. AVION WATER COMPANY: (Docket No. UW 93/Advice No. 03-6) Requests a rate increase in the amount of $296,565, or 7.7 percent.
Effective date: September 24, 2003
Staff contact: Rebecca Hathhorn, (503) 378-6164
 
11. SEVENTH MOUNTAIN GOLF VILLAGE WATER COMPANY: (Docket No. UW 94/Advice No. 03-9) Requests a general rate increase in the amount of $40,411, or 93.1 percent.
Effective date: October 5, 2003
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871

RULEMAKING
 
12. AR 468: Adopt temporary Administrative Rule 860-038-0270 to implement HB 3376.
Contact: Kathryn Logan, (503) 378-2844
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133

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.