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December 19, 2006, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
December 19, 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
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
CA2. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR06-30) Introduces PRI Bundle.
Effective date: December 20, 2006
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA3. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 898) Adds Service Level Agreements to the Transparent LAN Service.
Effective date: December 20, 2006
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985
e-mail: john.reynolds@state.or.us
REVISED CAPTION
CA4. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 899) Introduces discount prices on Verizon Online Broadband and DirectTV for customers subscribing to Regional Essentials with an unlimited long distance calling plan.
Effective date: January 2, 2007
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA5. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (OUSF) ADVISORY BOARD
Recommendation of Auditor of the OUSF Administrator.
Staff contact: John Tatom, (503) 373-7133
e-mail: john.tatom@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA6. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UI 255) Application for Approval to Purchase Firm Transportation Service from Kern River Gas Transmission Company.
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
e-mail: michael.dougherty@state.or.us
CA7. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company’s avoided cost information for the first quarter 2007.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
CA8. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 06-08) Revises Irrigation Peak Rewards Program, Schedule 23.
Effective date: December 20, 2006
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
CA9. 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 2007, 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
Staff contact: Clark Jackson, (503) 373-1827
e-mail: clark.jackson@state.or.us
CA10. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Docket No. UM 1004)  Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Portland General Electric's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2007, as required in UM 814 by OPUC Order 97-196.
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

 CA11. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-27) Implements the energy charges and resource valuation mechanism changes that correspond to the final 2007 RVM net variable power costs.
Effective date: January 1, 2007
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
CA12. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-28) Updates regulatory adjustments.
Effective date: January 1, 2007
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
CA13. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-29) Revises the Demand Buy Back Rider by broadening its applicability and simplifying the buy back credit determination.
Effective date: January 1, 2007
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
CA14. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 06-021) Revises Schedule 135 Applicable statement to comply more fully with net metering eligibility.
Effective date: December 21, 2006
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
CA15. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 06-016) Revises Schedule 93 to Amortize Deferred Tax Adjustments and Schedule 90 to Return Credits Associated with Acquisition Commitments.
Effective date: January 1, 2007
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
CA16. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Advice No. O06-12-01) Consolidates rate adjustment schedules approved in the recent PGA filing with the company's basic bundled rate schedules.
Effective date: December 31, 2006
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
 
WATER
CA17. AVION WATER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 06-28) Makes revisions to Schedule No. 4 and introduces Schedule No. 11.
Effective date: January 1, 2007
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA18.  AVION WATER COMPANY
(Docket No. UF 4233) Application for Authority to Issue and Sell Securities.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1.  WANTEL INC, d/b/a COMSPANUSA: 
(Docket No. UM 1255) Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier.
Staff contact: Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail: kay.marinos@state.or.us
2.  EAGLE TELEPHONE SYSTEM, INC, d/b/a SNAKE RIVER PCS: 
(Docket No. UM 1237) Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier.
Staff contact: Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail: kay.marinos@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
REMOVED
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
Requests the Commission authorize issuance of a Citation for Major Safety Violations against Portland General Electric with imposition of revenue requirement reduction for violation of the Service Quality Measures S1 – Major Safety Violation, and X1 – Vegetation Management Program.
Staff Contact: J. R. Gonzalez, (503) 373-1531
e-mail: jose.gonzalez@state.or.us
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No. UM 1158) Recommendations for 2007 Performance Measures for the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
5. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON
Presentation of 2006, Third Quarter Report.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
 
6.  ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON: 
Presentation on direct use renewables.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT