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September 5, 2006, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
September 5, 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. 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
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA2. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
Accept the Annual Budget of Expenditures for 2006.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA3. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1218) Request for exclusion from B-1 Service Quality Measure for billings related to Automated Meter Installation Project.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-17) Introduces the New Start Pilot, a below-the-line program to study the cost effectiveness of an alternative payment arrangement offered to qualifying low-income residential customers.
Effective date: September 6, 2006
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA5. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Advice No. O06-08-01) Revises the Oregon Low-Income Bill Assistance Program.
Effective date: September 10, 2006
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. QWEST CORPORATION: 
(Docket No. UM 1274) Petition for Waiver of Certain Accounting Rules and Orders and Adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding Between Qwest and OPUC Staff.
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT