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August 2, 2005, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
August 2, 2005
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  
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS 
CA1. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UI 240) Application for approval of a payment guaranty for Avista Turbine Power, Inc., an affiliated interest, under a contract with Rathdrum Power, LLC, an affiliated interest.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA2. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR05-12) Adds text for clarification purposes and does not impact existing customers or the way Late Payment Charges are currently assessed.
Effective date: August 3, 2005
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA3. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR05-13) Standardizes the naming convention for certain Custom Calling Services of Call Forwarding, Call Forward Busy, and Call Forward No Answer and adds enhancements of Call Forward Busy-Customer Controlled, Call Forward Busy-Customer Programmable, Call Forward No Answer-Customer Controlled, and Call Forward No Answer-Customer Programmable.
Effective date: August 3, 2005
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
Removed- Item CA4
CA4. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR05-15) Introduces a Customer Referral Program.
Effective date: August 3, 2005
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA5. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 860) Grandfathers Packet Switching Service to existing customers.
Effective date: August 3, 2005
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA6. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 862) Grandfathers Packet Switched Service.
Effective date: August 3, 2005
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA7. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 861) Grandfathers Packet Switched Service.
Effective date: August 3, 2005
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
 
CA8. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to cancel certificates of authority to provide telecommunications service in Oregon of carriers who violated the terms and conditions of their certificates.
Staff contact: Lois Meerdink, (503) 378-8959
e-mail: lois.meerdink@state.or.us
 
CA9. INFLOW INC:
(Docket No. UM 1211) Petition for Waiver of Notice Requirement of OAR 860-032-0020.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
 
CA10. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
Requests Approval of 2004 Form I, Separated Results of Operations.
Staff contact:  Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail:  cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGONPUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:  
(Docket No. UM 1209)  Request to Open an Investigation Regarding MidAmerican Energy Holding Company and PacifiCorp's Joint Application for an Order Authorizing MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company to Acquire PacifiCorp.
Staff contact:  Bryan Conway, (503) 378-6200
e-mail:  bryan.conway@state.or.us
 
Effective date changed
2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UM 1129/Advice No. 05-06) Proposes revised tariffs related to purchases from qualifying facilities, a standard power purchase agreement, and updated avoided costs in compliance with Docket No. UM 1129, Order 05-584.
Effective date: August 12, 2005
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942
e-mail: jack.breen@state.or.us
 
3. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1129/Advice No. 05-006) Proposes revised tariffs related to purchases from qualifying facilities, a standard power purchase agreement, and updated avoided costs in compliance with Docket No. UM 1129, Order 05-584.
Effective date: August 11, 2005
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942
e-mail: jack.breen@state.or.us
 
4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1129/Advice 05-10) Proposes revised tariffs related to purchases from qualifying facilities, a standard power purchase agreement, and updated avoided costs in compliance with Docket No. UM 1129, Order 05-584.
Effective date: August 11, 2005
Staff contact: Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942
e-mail: jack.breen@state.or.us
 
5. CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION
(Docket No. LC 38) Staff Recommendation Regarding Cascade’s 2004 Integrated Resource Plan.
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
RULEMAKING
6. AR 495:  
Initiate a Rulemaking to Adopt and Amend Rules Related to Ownership of the Non-energy Attributes of Renewable Energy (Green Tags), Energy Service Supplier Certification Requirements, and Use of the Terms “Electric Utility” and “Electric Company.”
Staff contact:  Jack P. Breen III, (503) 378-5942
e-mail:  jack.breen@state.or.us
PUBLIC COMMENT