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December 6, 2005, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
December 6, 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. PACIFIC POWER LIGHT:
(Advice No. 05-018) Makes housekeeping changes to clarify language for Schedule 47.
Effective date: December 10, 2005
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
CA2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
 (Docket No. UM 1129/Advice No. 05-20) Requests approval of a standard power purchase agreement for qualifying facilities that do not directly interconnect with the company's electric system.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us

CA3. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UI 247) Application regarding the purchase of a fuel cell system from Idatech, LLC.
Staff contact:  Steve Chriss, (503) 378-3778
e-mail:  steve.chriss@state.or.us
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1004) Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Portland General Electric's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2006, as required in UM 814 by OPUC Order 97-196.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
CA5. PACIFIC POWER AND LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1003) Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Pacific Power and Light's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2006, as required by OPUC Orders No. 98-191 and No. 99-616.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA6. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 876) Lists all eligibility programs for which an individual may qualify for Native American LifeLine.
Effective date: December 12, 2005
Staff contact: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA7. USOL, INC.:
(Docket Nos. CP 414 and UM 725) Petition for Waiver of NoticeRequirement of
OAR 860-032-0020.
Staff contact:  Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail:  celeste.hari@state.or.us
WATER
CA8. AVION WATER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 05-38) Request to establish a Cross Connection Control Program for fees, testing, maintenance, and repair services for backflow prevention devices.
Effective date: January 1, 2006
Staff contact: Kathy Miller, (503) 373-1003
e-mail: kathy.miller@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
REMOVED
1.  CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket Nos. UG 167 and UM 1227/Advice No. O05-10-01) Requests authorization to establish a Decoupling Mechanism and approval of tariff sheets No. 30 and No. 30-A.
Effective date: December 8, 2005
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
2. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to open an investigation to determine if Northwest Natural provided adequate customer information.
Staff contact:  Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail:  deborah.garcia@state.or.us
3. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT and PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Update on renewable resource acquisitions.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
4. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON:
Presentation of 2005, Third Quarter Report.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Syed Rezvi, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: syed.rezvi@state.or.us
RULEMAKING
REMOVED
5.  AR 493:
Adopt Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 860-023-0054 and amend OARs 860-023-0000, 860-023-0001, and 860-023-0005.
Contact: Sam Petrillo, (503) 378-6106
e-mail: sam.petrillo@state.or.us
REMOVED
6.  AR 492:
Adopt amendments to Oregon Administrative Rules 860-023-0055, 860-032-0012, and 860-034-0390 Relating to Retail Telecommunications Service Standards.
Contact: Sam Petrillo, (503) 378-6106
e-mail: sam.petrillo@state.or.us
REMOVED
7.  AR 475:
Adoption of Amendments to Division 038, Code of Conduct Definitions and Rules.
Contact: Kathryn Logan, (503) 378-2844
e-mail: kathryn.logan@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT