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Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
September 21, 2004
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148
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
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 CA1. RCC MINNESOTA INC: (Docket No. UM 1166) Petition for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Provider, Providing Services to Customers Under the Federal Lifeline/Link Up Program and the State of Oregon OTAP Program.
Staff contact: Damara Paris, 1-800-735-1232 – Relay Number 373-1413 – TTY
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA2. QWEST CORPORATION: (Docket No. UM 1164) Medford rate center numbering expansion.
Staff contact: Woody Birko, (503) 378-6122
 
CA3. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR04-12) Introduces Wireless E911 Phase 2 as part of Enhanced Universal Emergency Number Service (E911).
Effective date: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA4. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR04-15) Introduces a list of Trademarks and Service Marks included in the tariff and makes general housekeeping changes.
Effective date: October 6, 2004
Staff contact: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA5. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC: (Advice No. SC17-04) Makes special contract arrangements between Verizon and a confidential customer for Analog Centranet and CO Located Trunk service.
Effective date: November 18, 2004
Staff contact: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
REMOVED
CA6. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR04-17) Introduces a new offering, Call Line identifier.
Effective date: September 22, 2004
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA7. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: Updates the company´s avoided cost information for the fourth quarter 2004.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
 
REMOVED
CA8. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Advice No. 04-010) Tariffs Energy Profiler Online, an optional service that provides interval meter data and energy use information to customers on a secure Internet website.
Effective date: September 22, 2004
Staff contact: Syed Rezvi, (503) 378-6117
 
CA9. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Docket No. UM 1030 (3)) Requests reauthorization for deferral of Bare Steel Replacement and Geo-Hazard Risk Mitigation Program Costs.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
 
CA10. AVISTA CORPORATION: (Docket No. UM 1165) Requests reauthorization for deferral of Interruptible and Transportation Service Margin Reduction Account.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
WATER
CA11. WESTLAND ESTATES WATER SYSTEM: (Advice No. 04-25) Revises Schedule 4, Miscellaneous Service Charges, Connection Charge for New Service from $300 to $450.
Effective date: September 29, 2004
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
CA12. ODELL WATER COMPANY: (Advice No. 04-26) Revises Schedule 4, Miscellaneous Service Charges, Connection Charge for New Service from $300 to $450.
Effective date: September 29, 2004
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
CA13. A & G LLC WATER & SEWER: (Advice No. 04-27) Revises Schedule 6, Miscellaneous Service Charges, Connection Charge for New Service from $300 to $450.
Effective date: October 3, 2004
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Advice No. 04-011) Adds an optional experimental Interruptible Tariff for Winter Peak for a limited number of large nonresidential customers.
Effective date: September 23, 2004
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
 
REMOVED
2. PACIFICORP: (Docket No. UI 233) Application for Approval to Secure Insurance Coverage from Dornoch Risk International, an Affiliate.
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623

 
3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1040) Requests reauthorization for deferral of certain advertising costs for later ratemaking treatment.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
 
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Request to open an investigation 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.
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942
 
5. 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