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Public Meeting Agenda
 
 
9:30 a.m.
March 8, 2005
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
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
CA1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1131(1)) Application for Reauthorization to Defer Information Technology Costs.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
 
CA2. NORTHWEST NATURAL: (Docket No. UM 1078 (2)) Requests authorization to defer unrecovered environmental costs associated with the Oregon Steel Mills site and reauthorization for deferral of unrecovered environmental costs associated with Gasco, Wacker, Portland Gas, Portland Harbor and the Eugene Water and Electric Board sites.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
CA3. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR05-03) Clarifies construction charges in compliance with OAR 860-022-0046.
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA4. QWEST CORPORATION: (Docket No. UM 1196) Astoria rate center numbering expansion.
Staff contact: Woody Birko, (503) 378-6122
 
CA5. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR05-01) Proposes a small change in Directory Assistance Service.
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
WATER
 
CA6. ODELL WATER COMPANY: (Docket No. UI 190(1)) Amendments to a Commission Approved Services Agreement with an Affiliated Interest.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
RULEMAKING
 
CA7. AR 492: Initiate a Rulemaking to Amend Telecommunications Service Quality OARs 860-023-0055, 860-032-0012, and 860-034-0390.
Staff contact: Irv Emmons, (503) 378-4165
e-mail: irv.emmons@state.or.us
Staff contact: Rick Carter, (503) 378-6631
OTHER BUSINESS
 
CA8. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: (Docket No. UM 1012) Requests an order to continue the annual fee level for gas, water, and wastewater utilities at 2.5 mills per dollar (.25 percent) and sets the utility fee rate for each electric utility based on kilowatt-hours delivered to retail electric customers in 2004.
Staff contact: Vikie Bailey-Goggins, (503) 378-6366
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: (Docket No. UM 1186) Application for Deferral of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation State Tax Credit Cost Reductions.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
 
2. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON: Presentation of 2004, Fourth Quarter Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942
 
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: Removing regulatory barriers to distributed generation. Informational only.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
OTHER BUSINESS
 
4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC: Update on Trojan Decommissioning. Informational only.
Staff contact: Lee Sparling, (503) 378-6137
PUBLIC COMMENT