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October 9, 2007, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
October 9, 2007
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
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1290) Requests Authorization to Defer Costs Associated with Transportation of Natural Gas.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA2. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1030(7)) Requests reauthorization to defer the costs associated with the Bare Steel Replacement Program.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us 
CA3. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1030(8)) Request to Extend Risk Mitigation and Repair Program, and to Defer and Cap the Cost to be Recovered for Salmon River Geo-hazard Project.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA4. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1027(4)) Application for Reauthorization of Deferred Accounting of Refunds or Collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA5. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1027(5)) Application for Reauthorization of Deferred Accounting of Refunds or Collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Docket No. UM 1323) Request for an Accounting Order Regarding Treatment of Reservation Deposits.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA7. CITIZENS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO OF OREGON:
(Advice No. OR-07-08) Includes clarifying language for the provisioning of Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) service.
Effective date: October 10, 2007
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
CA8. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR07-21) Introduces tariff language for the recovery of collection costs from business customers.
Effective date: October 15, 2007
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA9. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC07-05) Makes special contract arrangements between Verizon and a confidential customer for Integrated Services Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI).
Effective date: October 15, 2007
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us 
CA10. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. 2055) Clarifies tariff language regarding the Stateline border exchange.
Effective date:  October 11, 2007
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA11. 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
WATER
CA12. WILLAMETTE WATER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UI 272) Application for an affiliated interest contract between Willamette Water Company and Frontier Resources LLC.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
REMOVED
1.  NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 07-6) Requests approval of Interim 2007-08 Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment Mechanism in Schedule P, Purchased Gas Cost Adjustments.
Effective date: November 1, 2007
Staff contact: Ken Zimmerman, (503) 373-1583
e-mail: ken.zimmerman@state.or.us
WATER
2. FISH MILL LODGES WATER SYSTEM:
(Docket No. UW 123/Advice No. 07-20) (1) Requests to establish tariffs and increase revenues in the amount of $3,485, resulting in total annual revenues of $4,349; and (2) requests interim rate relief by increasing the monthly flat rate per customer from $24 to $72.
Effective date: October 16, 2007
Staff contact: Kathy Miller, (503) 373-1003
e-mail: kathy.miller@state.or.us
PUBLIC COMMENT