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October 11, 2005, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
October 11, 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. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 05-11) Proposes modifications to Schedule 24, Irrigation Service, related to customer deposit requirements.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us

CA2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 05-14) Makes revisions to Schedule 78 to update the values used in cost-effectiveness computations for residential conservation measures to reflect updated avoided costs.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us

CA3. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 05-15) Adds Schedule 27, Irrigation Efficiency Rewards Program, an incentive based program designed to help cover a portion of the costs of designing and installing energy efficiency measures.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us

CA4. Removed  
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
:
(Advice No. 05-13) Seeks relief from OAR 860-038-0445(12) which establishes the electric company consolidated bill as a billing option for direct access customers and proposes related tariff changes.
Staff contact: Syed Rezvi, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: syed.rezvi@state.or.us

CA5. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UF 4220) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell not more than $200 Million of Five-Year Notes in its Back-up Line of Credit.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us

CA6. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UF 4221) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell not more than $100 Million of Securities.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA7. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 940) Establishes the gross revenue fee level for telecommunications providers for 2006.
Staff contact: Terry Lambeth, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: terry.lambeth@state.or.us

CA8. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Requests Approval of 2005 Form O, Results of Operations for Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers.
Staff contact: Terry Lambeth, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: terry.lambeth@state.or.us

CA9. BEAVER CREEK COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY:
(Docket No. UM 1204) Request for Waiver of the Biennial Filing Requirement for State Access Rates.
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us

CA10. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST: (Advice No. OR05-17) Makes special contract arrangements between Sprint/United and a confidential customer for Ethernet Service.
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
RULEMAKING
CA11. AR 502:
Opens a rulemaking to increase the late payment fee for water utilities.
Staff contact: Vikie Bailey-Goggins, (503) 378-6366
e-mail: vikie.bailey-goggins@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Presentation of PGE on the status of relicensing efforts for the Pelton Round Butte, Clackamas, and Willamette Falls hydroelectric projects. Informational only.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
2. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND:
(Docket UM 731) Increase in the Oregon Universal Service Fund surcharge and contribution rates.
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
PUBLIC COMMENT