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March 7, 2006, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
March 7, 2006
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148


 
The Commission receives general public 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
MOVED TO REGULAR AGENDA
CA1. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UG 171/Advice No. 06-01-G) Establishes Schedule 461, Income Tax Adjustment – Oregon.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
CA2. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UP 231) Application for an Order Approving the Sale of Property, formerly used as a Regulator Station, located in Ashland, Oregon.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1186(1)) Application for Deferral of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation State Tax Credit Cost Reductions.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us

 CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-2) Updates annual seasonal definitions.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA5. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
Accept 2006 Budget of Expenditures.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA6. PACIFIC P​OWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 06-005) Makes housekeeping changes to Rule 9, Deposit, and Schedule 300, Charges as Defined by the Rules and Regulations.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA7. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 06-01) Introduces Schedule 77, Energy Star Homes Northwest.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
RULEMAKING
CA8. AR 507:
Initiates a rulemaking regarding connection of energy utility service.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
OTHER BUSINESS
CA9. 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 2005.
Staff contact: Vikie Bailey-Goggins, (503) 378-6366
e-mail: vikie.bailey-goggins@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
MOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA​
CA1. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UG 171/Advice No. 06-01-G) Establishes Schedule 461, Income Tax Adjustment – Oregon.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
1. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
 (Docket No. UE 177/Advice No. 06-001) Establishes Schedule 408, Senate Bill 408 Income Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UE 178/Advice No. 06-1) Establishes Schedule 140, Automatic Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
3. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UG 170/Advice No. 06-1) Establishes an automatic clause adjustment and related schedules.
Effective date: March 8, 2006
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
4. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON:
Presentation of 2005, Fourth Quarter Report.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
WATER
5. RUNNING Y UTILITY COMPANY:
(Docket No. UW 112/Advice No. 06-6) Requests a general rate increase in the amount of $61,976, or 20 percent.
Effective date: April 1, 2006
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
RULEMAKING
6. AR 506:
Initiates a Rulemaking for Joint Use and Safety Rules.
Staff contact: Jerry Murray, (503) 378-6626
e-mail: jerry.murray@state.or.us
PUBLIC COMMENT