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September 19, 2006, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
September 19, 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   
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 940) Establishes the gross revenue fee level for telecommunications providers for 2007.
Staff contact: John Tatom, (503) 373-7133
e-mail: john.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA2. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Advice No. 269) Introduces a new offering, N11 Abbreviated Dialing Codes.
Effective date: October 1, 2006
Staff contact: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA3. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. 2032) Removes language that relates to company delays in providing basic exchange service for the primary or additional lines.
Effective date: September 20, 2006
Staff contact: Irv Emmons, (503) 378-4165
e-mail: irv.emmons@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA4. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 06-015) Revises the Schedule 98 credit to reflect a reduction in the level of Bonneville Power Administration’s Residential Exchange Program benefits for residential customers.
Effective date: October 1, 2006
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA5. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1260) Application for Authorization of Deferred Accounting of Oregon “Tax Kicker” Income Tax Reduction.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA6. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1027(3)) Application for Reauthorization of Deferred Accounting of Refunds or Collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1030(5)) Requests reauthorization for deferral of Bare Steel Replacement Program Costs.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA8. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1030(6)) Extend Risk Mitigation and Repair Program and Cap the Cost to be Recovered for Salmon River Geo-hazard Project.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA9. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UG 166(1) and Docket No. UG 152/Advice No. 06-15) Implements the company's proposed Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) Provision tariff, Schedule P, for the month of October 2006 and amends Order Nos. 03-507 and 03-655 in Docket UG 152 and modifies the company's Partial Decoupling Mechanism consistent with revisions to the effective date of the PGA adjustments.
Effective date: October 1, 2006
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA10. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1216(1)) Requests reauthorization of the PGA deferral mechanism for the month of October 2006.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA11. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 06-12) Makes housekeeping changes to effective date of Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) filings.
Effective date: September 20, 2006
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA12. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UG 164(1)/Advice No. O06-08-04) Implements the company's proposed Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) Provision tariff, Schedule 177, for the month of October 2006.
Effective date: October 1, 2006
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA13. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 1214(1)) Requests reauthorization of the PGA deferral mechanism for the month of October 2006.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us

CA14. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UG 165(1)/Advice No. 06-05-G) Implements the company's proposed Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) Provision tariff, Schedule 461, for the month of October 2006.
Effective date: October 1, 2006
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA15. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UM 1215(1)) Requests reauthorization of the PGA deferral mechanism for the month of October 2006.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us

CA16. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-18) Revises the Schedule 102 credit to reflect the termination of BPA Subscription Power benefits and revised Monetary Benefits.
Effective date: October 1, 2006
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA17. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-19) Requests approval of Schedules 94 and 594, Communication Devices Electricity Service.
Effective date: October 2, 2006
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA18. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1277) Requests authorization to defer expenses associated with Bonneville Power Administration’s conservation rate credit.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA19. AVISTA CORPORATION:
Accept the 2006 Annual Budget of Expenditures.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA20. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company’s avoided cost information for the fourth quarter 2006.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
CA21. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-16) Conforms the tariff to the Division 38 rule changes adopted as a result of the AR 475 rulemaking.
Effective date: September 20, 2006
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA22. PORTLAND GENERA​L ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-20) Presents certain 2007 service options that are being considered in UE 180/UE 181/UE 184 so applicable customers can make timely service choices prior to 2007.
Effective date: September 20, 2006
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
 
CA23. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UF 4223(1)) Requests the Commission Amend Order No. 06-014.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1217) Annual certification for continued eligibility to receive federal universal service fund high cost support pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 54.314; annual certification of non-rural ILEC basic service rates pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 54.316; and review of 2006 annual recertification reports.
Staff contact:  Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail:  kay.marinos@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
REMOVED
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1004) Service Quality Measures Performance Reporting for calendar year 2005.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
Staff contact: Clark Jackson, (503) 373-1827
e-mail: clark.jackson@state.or.us
 
3. PACIFIC POWER AND LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1003) Service Quality Measures Performance Reporting for fiscal year 2006. 
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
Staff contact: Clark Jackson, (503) 373-1827
e-mail: clark.jackson@state.or.us
 
4. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 06-11) Makes special contract arrangements for Firm Natural Gas Transportation between Northwest Natural and Cascade Grain Products, LLC.
Effective date: September 20, 2006
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
5. PACIFIC POW​ER AND LIGHT:
(Docket UM 1263) Application for an Accounting Order Regarding Costs Related to the MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company Transition.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
6. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UM 1208) Staff recommendation for Independent Evaluator for 2012 Request for Proposals for Base Load Resources.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
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