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Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
September 7, 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. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC., AND CENTURYTEL OF EASTERN OREGON, INC.: (Docket No. UI 230) Joint Applicants´ Service Contract Agreement with CenturyTel Supply Group, Inc.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
 
WATER
CA2. RUNNING Y UTILITY COMPANY: (Advice No. 04-22) Revises Schedule 5, Miscellaneous Service Charges, Connection Charge for New Service from $300 to $450.
Effective date: September 10, 2004
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
CA3. CLINE BUTTE UTILITY CO: (Advice No. 04-23) Revises Schedule 5, Miscellaneous Service Charges, Connection Charge for New Service from $300 to $450.
Effective date: September 10, 2004
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
RULEMAKING
CA4. AR 487: Initiate a rulemaking to implement eFiling in Commission proceedings.
Contact: Michael Grant, (503) 378-6102
 
Removed from the Agenda
Caption Revision

CA5. AR 488: Initiate a rulemaking to consider proposed OAR 860-038-0480 (17) related to the implementation of ORS 757.612 provisions regarding an electric company´s ability to include costs in rates that are associated with new local energy conservation, new market transformation efforts, the above-market costs of new renewable energy resources, and new low-income weatherization and housekeeping changes. Makes housekeeping changes.
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942

 
REGULAR AGENDA  
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
1. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD: Adopt Recommendation to Contract for Administration of the Oregon Universal Service Fund (OUSF).
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638

 
2. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: (Docket No. UM 873) Annual certification for continued eligibility to receive federal universal service fund high cost support pursuant to FCC Order No. 01-157; and annual certification of non-rural ILEC basic service rates pursuant to FCC Order No. 03-249.
Staff contact: John Wright, (503) 378-6730

 
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Requests a docket be opened to investigate failure of Qwest Corporation and possibly other parties to file interconnection agreements for Commission approval under Section 252(a)(1) of the Telecommunications Act.
Staff contact: Dave Booth, (503) 378-6635
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
4. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON: Presentation of 2004, Second Quarter Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
5. PORTFOLIO OPTIONS COMMITTEE: Nominations for the Nov. 1, 2004, to Oct. 31, 2006, term.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
 
Removed from the Agenda
6. 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
 
PUBLIC COMMENT