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August 22, 2006, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
August 22, 2006
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   
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 891) Grandfathers InWATS and OutWATS “B” Channel Configuration dedicated trunks provided with Integrated Service Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI) Service.
Effective date: August 24, 2006
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA2. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 892) Updates some of the definitions and conditions associated with Integrated Service Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI) Service.
Effective date: August 30, 2006
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA3. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR06-20) Revises the product names for services previously tariffed as Sprint trademarked or service marked products.
Effective date: August 23, 2006
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA4. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR06-19) Introduces a Solutions Package, Standard Home Phone II, for residence customers.
Effective date: August 23, 2006
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA5. OREGON EXHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 98) Corrects the Special Access revenue requirement for Beaver Creek Cooperative that was inadvertently omitted from the rate calculations in Advice 97.
Effective date: September 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
CA6. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Docket No. UI 251) Application for Approval of the Special Services Agreement with Embarq Midwest Management Services and Sprint Mid-Atlantic Telecom, which are both affiliated interests.
Staff contact: David Poston (503) 378-6164
e-mail: david.poston@state.or.us
 
CA7. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST:
Docket No. UI 252) Application for Approval of the Services Agreement with Embarq Management Company, which is an affiliated interest.
Staff contact: David Poston (503) 378-6164
e-mail: david.poston@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA8. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1101(3))  Request for Reauthorization for Deferral of Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA9. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
Accept the Annual Budget of Expenditures for 2006.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA10. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
Accept the Annual Budget of Expenditures for 2006.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA11. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 06-04) Introduces Schedule 89, Savings With a Twist.
Effective date: August 23, 2006
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
 
CA12. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-13) Adds an experimental renewable resource tariff with a stable power rate for residential and small nonresidential customers.
Effective date: August 23, 2006
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
CA13. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1269) Request for deferral of net revenues associated with Stable Power Rate Tariff.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA14. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-12) Establishes Schedule 106 to recover the Multnomah County Business Income Tax (MCBIT) from customers in Multnomah County.
Effective date: August 23, 2006
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-8716
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA15. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-14) Offers qualifying nonresidential customers a five-year or three-year cost of service opt-out for service beginning January 1, 2007, during a September direct access enrollment window.
Effective date: September 1, 2006
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
 
CA16. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Advice No. O06-07-01) Modifies Schedule 200 in compliance with AR 507 requirements and raises its reconnection fees to more closely reflect the Company’s actual costs.
Effective date: September 1, 2006
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA17. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UI 253) Application for approval to secure insurance coverage from MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (MEHC) Insurance Services Ltd.
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
CA18. AVISTA UTILITIES:
Advice No. 06-04-G) Implements a new Schedule 494, Energy Efficiency Services and Programs Offered Through the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to open an investigation regarding performance-based ratemaking mechanisms to address potential build-vs-buy bias.
Staff contact: Steve Chriss, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: steve.chriss@state.or.us
 
2. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. LC 40) Staff Recommendation Regarding Avista’s 2006 Integrated Resource Plan.
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT