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Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
March 16, 2004
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, Oregon

The Commission will receive general public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. The Commission will also receive public comment after staff has presented each of 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. Comments sent to the Commission by fax should be sent to: 503-378-5505. Please identify the Agenda Item Number clearly.
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 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.
CA1. QWEST CORPORATION: (Docket No. UM 1132) Medford rate center numbering expansion.
Staff contact: Woody Birko, (503) 378-6122
CA2. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC.: (Advice No. 829) Removes the line cap on the Centranet Service Line for the 12- and 36-month term commitments.
Effective date: April 7, 2004
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: Updates the company´s avoided cost information for the second quarter 2004.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 04-4) Adds new street lighting options, makes housekeeping changes related to street lighting, and revises Schedule 87, Experimental Real Time Pricing Service, to reflect BPA´s current wheeling rate.
Effective date: March 30, 2004
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1126) Requests authorization to defer for later ratemaking treatment certain Boardman rail transportation costs.
Staff contact: Ed Krantz, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: ed.krantz@state.or.us
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1131) Requests authorization to defer for later ratemaking treatment the revenue requirement effect of certain unspent Information Technology capital costs.
Staff contact: Ed Krantz, (503) 378-6117
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-3) Revises Schedule 60, Special Contracts, to reflect a change of ownership of Coastal St. Helens Chemical to Dyno Nobel, Inc.
Effective date: March 17, 2004
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
CA8. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-5) Adds Rate Schedule 160, Revision of Charges for Coos County Customers, in compliance with Order No. 03-236, setting forth the terms and conditions for assessment of a $0.02 charge for sales service customers in Coos County.
Effective date: March 17, 2004
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
CA9. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Advice No. 04-02-G) Reflects changes in the cost of purchased gas in compliance with Order No. 03-570, the company´s general rate case in Docket UG 153.
Effective date: April 1, 2004
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
CA10. AVISTA UTILITIES: (Docket No. UF 4202) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell not more than $62 Million of Securities.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
CA11. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-6) Revises Schedules 185, 186, and D to apply lump sum credits to customers on current Rate Schedules 1,2, 3, 31, and 32, and to customers served formerly on Rate Schedule 4, in April 2004 for revenues from interstate storage and core pipeline capacity optimization activities.
Effective date: April 1, 2004
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
CA12. AR 477: Adopt a rule amendment to allow a water utility to refuse service if required by law.
Contact: Tom Barkin, (503) 378-6681
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Report on Status of BPA Comprehensive Settlement and Review of Conditional Deferral of Reduction of Risk Discount under PacifiCorp’s Financial Settlement Agreement.
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (UM 1081) Consideration of Additional Direct Access Declaration Windows for 2004.
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
2A. NW NATURAL: (Docket No. UF 4203) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell Up To 1,500,000 shares of its Common Stock.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
2B.   LONG BUTTE WATER SYSTEM:  (Docket No. UW 98/Advice No. 04-3)  Request for interim rate for Schedule 3 - Water System Infrastructure Fee of $6,900.
Effective date:  March 17, 2004
Staff contact:  Kathy Miller, (503) 373-1003
3. AR 474: Adoption of a rule to prescribe a time period for final action in pole attachment complaints.
Contact: Donna Roberson, (503) 378-6812
4. AR 482: Requests approval of temporary rule to implement House Bill 2333 regarding customer prepayments of deferred amounts.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
5.AR 471: Adopt and amend rules related to water regulation to implement HB 2226 and HB 2227 from the 2003 Oregon Legislative Assembly.
Contact: Christina Smith, (503) 378-6208