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Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
November 23, 2004
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148

 
The Commission receives general public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. The Commission will accept public comment on individual agenda items immediately following each staff presentation. Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments. To be considered, written comments must be received prior to the meeting and should clearly reference the Agenda Item. Comments may be submitted by mail at the above addresses, fax (503-378-5505), or emailed to puc.commission@state.or.us.
 
Staff has informed the Commission that the items appearing on the following Consent Agenda are routine and not disputed by the company or parties usually participating in PUC proceedings. No member of the public has expressed interest in these items. The Commission will consider the Consent Agenda as a single action item at the beginning of the public meeting. If a member of the public requests to be heard on one of these items, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
 
The staff analysis and recommendations on agenda items are available on the PUC’s Web site http://www.puc.state.or.us or by request from the Commission office. Copies will also be available at the meeting. Staff memoranda are generally available on the Thursday prior to the public meeting.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
CONSENT AGENDA 
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC: (Advice No. SC19-04) Makes special contract arrangements between Verizon Northwest Inc. and a confidential customer for data base management.
Effective date: December 9, 2004
Staff contact: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY: (Docket No. UE 168/Advice No. 04-08) Revises the BPA credit adjustment in Schedule 98.
Effective date: With Meter Readings on and after November 26, 2004
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133
 
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 04-18) Clarifies how monthly bills are calculated under the Average Pay Plan option.
Effective date: November 30, 2004
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1170) Request for approval to classify certain gas transportation costs as capital expenditures.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
 
CA5. 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
 
CA6. CASCADE NATURAL GAS: Accept the Annual Budget of Expenditures for 2005.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
 
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Docket No. UM 1179) Requests authorization to defer the unrecovered revenue requirement associated with the Coos County Distribution System.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
 
CA8. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-16) Corrects the Term Date in Schedule 190, consistent with the September 30, 2005, date in Order No. 02-634.
Effective date: November 24, 2004
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
 
CA9. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-18) Revises tariff sheets to remove incorrect references to commercial firm transportation customers as being subject to the WARM Program.
Effective date: November 24, 2004
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
 
CA10.AVISTA CORP: (Docket No. UF 4153(1)) Application for Authority to Amend Previous Financing Order 97-392.
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
 
CA11. AVISTA CORP: (Docket No. UF 4185(1)) Application for Authority to Amend Previous Financing Order 01-1002.
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
 
CA12. AVISTA CORP: (Docket No. UF 4079(1)) Application for Authority to Amend Previous Financing Order 03-220.
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
 
OTHER BUSINESS
CA13. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: (Docket No. UM 779) Commission Determination of Late-Payment Rate and Interest Accrued on Customer Deposits.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
WATER
1. ODELL WATER COMPANY: (Docket No. UW 103/Advice No. 04-35)
Requests a general rate increase in the company´s revenues of $98,738, or 175 percent overall.
Effective date: December 5, 2004
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
RULEMAKING
2. AR 491: Readoption of rules previously adopted in AR 440, AR 448, AR 452 and AR 463.
Contact: Michael Grant, (503) 378-6102
 
PUBLIC COMMENT