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December 18, 2007, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
December 18, 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       
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company’s avoided cost information for the first quarter 2008.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
CA2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 07-12) Revises Schedule 81, Custom Efficiency Program, to specify the end date of the next three-year funding cycle under the Self-Directed Funds incentive option.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us 
REVISED CAPTION
CA3. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 07-023) Makes revisions to Schedule 200, Cost-Based Supply Service, Schedule 294, Transition Adjustment, and Schedule 295, Transition Adjustment One-Time Multi-Year Cost of Service Opt-Out, responsive to Commission Order No. 07-776, 2008 Transition Adjustment Mechanism.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 07-28) Implements the energy charges and resource valuation mechanism changes that correspond to the final 2008 AUT net variable power costs.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Advice No. 07-29) Modifies Schedules 105 and 130 to adjust for annual updates.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 07-31) Establishes the implementation of the Automatic Adjustment Clause on Schedule 106, Multnomah County Business Income Tax.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 07-11) Sets the Multnomah County Business Income Tax Rate.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA8.  PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 07-025) Sets the Multnomah County Business Income Tax Rate.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA9. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 07-10) Changes Equal Pay Plan refund threshold and makes housekeeping changes to Schedule B, Bills and Bill Payment Options.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA10.  PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 07-022) Establishes Schedule 297, Energy Conservation Charge.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA11.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 07-25) Establishes tariff schedules for incremental energy efficiency funds.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
CA12. CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UF 4242) Application for authorization to enter into a 5-year revolving credit agreement.
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA13. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Docket No. UD 17) Moves Regional Value and Regional Essentials, with associated discounts and bundles, from the company's tariff to its price list.
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA14. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC07-09) Provides special contract arrangements between Verizon and a confidential customer for Integrated Service Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface Service (ISDN-PRI).
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA15. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C25-2007) Makes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for Qwest Line Volume.
Effective date: January 7, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA16. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Advice No. 280) Modifies the nonrecurring line extension rate and corrects a typographical error.
Effective date: December 31, 2007
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA17. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Advice No. 281) Introduces a new product offering called "Emergency Line Service."
Effective date: December 31, 2007
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA18. COMSPAN COMMUNICATIONS INC .
(Docket No. UM 1321) Application for approval of eligibility to participate in the Oregon Universal Service Fund in the Coquille Wire Center.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
CA19. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to approve Negotiated Interconnection Agreements and Amendments submitted pursuant to Section 252(e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE (OUS) ADVISORY BOARD:
Approval of candidates for OUS Advisory Board positions.
Staff contact: Dave Booth, (503) 378-6635
e-mail: dave.booth@state.or.us
WATER
2. SEVENTH MTN GOLF VLG WATER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UW 124/Advice No. 07-21) Requests a general rate increase in the amount of $23,812, resulting in annual revenues of $74,603.
Effective date: January 1, 2008
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
e-mail: michael.dougherty@state.or.us
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request for the Commission to open an investigation into proposed sewer rates of Aegis Round Lake Sewer Company LLC and current water rates of RL Water LLC.
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
e-mail: michael.dougherty@state.or.us
 
ADDED
3A. SOUTH COAST WATER DISTRICT, INC.:
(Advice No. 07-23) Introduces Schedule 2A, a limited duration residential flat rate of $0.
Effective date: December 1, 2007
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
e-mail: michael.dougherty@state.or.us
OTHER BUSINESS
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION:
(Docket No. UM 1357) Approval of the First Amended and Restated Intervenor Funding Agreement.
Contact: Michael Grant, (503) 378-6102
e-mail: michael.grant@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT