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Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
December 21, 2004
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148
 
The Commission receives generalpublic 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
Removed
CA1. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST
: (Advice No. OR04-13) Increases the current rates for Directory Assistance Services.
Effective date: December 22, 2004
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165

 
Removed
CA2. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST
: (Advice No. OR04-22) Introduces intrastate rates and regulations for Operator Transfer and Operator Inward Assistance Services.
Effective date: December 22, 2004
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985

 
CA3. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR04-25) Clarifies and standardizes regulations for Sprint Solutions – Business packages.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113

 
CA4. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC: (Advice No. 841) Introduces Asynchronous Transfer Mode Cell Relay Service and grandfathers Asynchronous Transfer Mode to existing customers.
Effective date: December 22, 2004
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665

 
CA5. DATAVISION COMMUNICATIONS: (Docket No. UM 1173) Woodburn rate center numbering expansion.
Staff contact: Woody Birko, (503) 378-6122

 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: Updates the company´s avoided cost information for the first quarter 2005.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360

 
CA7. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UP 216) Application for approval to sell property located in the City of Milwaukie.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362

 
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 04-19) Implements the energy charges and resource valuation mechanism changes that correspond to the final 2005 net variable power costs provided to the Commission in Docket UE 161.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667

 
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 04-20) Modifies supplemental rate adjustment schedules 105, 126 and 127 to reflect changes in miscellaneous regulatory adjustments and recovery of deferred power costs.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667

 
CA10. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Advice No. 04-22) Modifies the Shopping Incentive Recovery Adjustment charge to reflect increased use of the shopping incentive in 2005.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133

 
CA11. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT: (Advice No. 04-020) Updates Schedule 294 to reflect the transition adjustment payable to eligible customers in 2005.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: Janet Fairchild, (503) 373-7133

 
CA12. CASCADE NATURAL GAS: (Advice No. O04-12-02) Extends the company´s High Efficiency Equipment Rebate program through December 31, 2006.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116

 
CA13. CASCADE NATURAL GAS: (Advice No. O04-12-01) Consolidates rate adjustment schedules previously approved at the September 28, 2004, public meeting.
Effective date: December 31, 2004
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688

 
CA14. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-19) Revises the company´s Seasonalized Fixed Charges for the period October 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005.
Effective date: December 22, 2004
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688

 
CA15. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Advice No. 04-17) Adds a rider to Sched- ules 31, 32, and 60 that recognizes load factor improvements for service to customers that use natural gas to fuel combined heat and power equipment.
Effective date: January 1, 2005
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942

 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE (OUS) ADVISORY BOARD: Approval of candidates for open OUS Advisory Board positions.
Staff contact: Dave Booth, (503) 378-6635

RULEMAKING
2. AR 489: Adoption of amended rule governing ex parte communications.
Contact: Michael Grant, (503) 378-6102

3. AR 487: Adopt and Amend Rules to Implement eFiling in Commission Proceedings.
Contact: Michael Grant, (503) 378-6102
 
OTHER BUSINESS
Removed
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Posting of Commission Fees and Charges to the Website.
Staff contact: Vikie Bailey-Goggins (503) 378-6366

PUBLIC COMMENT