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Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
April 27, 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.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. QWEST CORPORATION: (Docket No. UM 1136) Bend rate center numbering expansion.
Staff contact: Woody Birko, (503) 378-6122
 
CA2. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Request for Commission orders to cancel certificates to provide telecommunications service in Oregon of competitive providers who have not complied with Oregon Universal Service Fund requirements.
Staff contact: Lois Meerdink, (503) 378-8959
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA3. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-8) Updates the company´s tariff to correct inconsistencies with Oregon Administrative Rules and adds language to identify type of information needed from applicants for nonresidential service.
Effective date: May 1, 2004
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
CHANGE IN CAPTION
CA4.      NORTHWEST NATURAL:  (Docket No. UG 157/Advice No. 04-9) Requests a partial waiver of OAR 860-021-0200(3)(a) to revise the conditions under which a customer qualifies as a responsible party on behalf of another customer, and approval of revised tariff sheets.
Effective date: May 1, 2004
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
CA5. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-6A) Revises Schedules 185 and 186, and 1D and 1O, to apply lump sum credits to sales service customers in May 2004 for revenues from interstate storage and core pipeline capacity optimization activities.
Effective date: May 1, 2004
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
 
CA6. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Docket No. UF 4205) Application for Authority to Borrow $75,000,000 Under a Two-year Line of Credit.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
WATER
CA7.ROATS WATER SYSTEM, INC.: (Docket No. UF 4204) Application for authority to borrow $1,200,000.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
 
CA8. ROATS WATER SYSTEM, INC.: (Docket No. UI 228) Application for Approval of a Significant Transaction between Roats Water System, Inc., and William Roats Excavation, LLC.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
RULEMAKING
CA9. AR 483: Request to open a rulemaking to implement House Bill 2333 regarding customer prepayments of deferred amounts.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
 
CA10.AR 480: Adoption of a rule to amend OAR 860-011-0001(1) to conform with the Commission´s practice of providing notice to interested persons regarding the adoption, amendment or repeal of a permanent rule.
Contact: Kathryn Logan, (503) 378-2844
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Docket No. UM 1081/Advice No. 04-001) Implements an Experimental Kick-Start Direct Access Program.
Effective date: July 1, 2004
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
2. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Request to open an investigation related to deferred accounting.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
 
REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Report on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission resolution of Show Cause proceedings against Portland General Electric Company, PacifiCorp, and Idaho Power Company and recommendations on opening formal investigations of possible mismanagement and/or misconduct during the  western electricity crisis of 2000-01.
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
 
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Request to open an investigation into Northwest Natural´s relationship with Fish Block Associates, LLC and related transactions.
Staff contact: Bryan Conway, (503) 378-6200
 
PUBLIC COMMENT