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January 22, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
January 22, 2008
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. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC07-10) Makes special contract arrangements between Verizon and Washington County for Integrated Services Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI).
Effective date: February 28, 2008
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA2. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC07-11) Makes special contract arrangements between Verizon and Washington County for Integrated Services Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI).
Effective date: February 28, 2008
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us

 CA3. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR07-25) Waives the Service Connection Charge in the event of a natural disaster.
Effective date: January 23, 2008
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA4. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR07-27) Introduces a new residential service package called the Follow Me Plan.
Effective date: January 23, 2008
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA5. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR07-28) Adds two new options through the company's Business Customer Incentive Program for customers who subscribe to Enhanced Frame Relay Service.
Effective date: January 23, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA6. 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
CA7. COMSPAN COMMUNICATIONS INC:
(Docket UM 1316) Application for designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the Veneta, Reedsport and Myrtle Point wire centers.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA8. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UF 4244) Application for authority to issue and sell up to $350,000,000 of first mortgage bonds and debt securities and enter into interest rate hedging arrangements.
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UF 4245) Application for authority to issue up to $250,000,000 of first mortgage bonds.
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us 
 
[REVISION MADE TO PAGE 5 ON JANUARY 18, 2008]
(Docket No. UI 276)  Application for an affiliated interest agreement with Palomar Gas Transmission, LLC.
Staff contact: Dustin Ball, (503) 373-7946
e-mail: dustin.r.ball@state.or.us
CA11. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 07-13) Makes revisions to Schedule 78, Residential Energy Conservation Program.
Effective date: January 23, 2008
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: bill.mcnamee@state.or.us
CA12. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 07-026) Cancels Schedule 93, Transaction and Deferred Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: January 25, 2008
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
WATER
CA13. LAKESHORE WATER DISTRICT:
(Advice No. 08-4) Introduces a new tariff book, PUC OR No. 3, and makes changes to Schedule No. 4, Miscellaneous Service Charges.
Effective date: February 11, 2008
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 07-022) Establishes Schedule 297, Energy Conservation Charge.
Effective date: January 25, 2008
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
2. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT
(Docket No. UE 177/Advice No. 07-019) Establishes Schedule 102, Income Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Docket No. UE 178/Advice No. 07-24) Establishes Schedule 140, Income Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
4. AVISTA UTILITIES
(Docket No. UG 171/Advice No. 07-10-G) Establishes Schedule 465, Income Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
5. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UG 170/Advice No. 08-1) Establishes Schedule 161, Income Tax Adjustment.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
WATER
6. WILLAMETTE WATER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UW 125/Advice No. 07-35) Requests a general rate increase in the amount of $22,018, resulting in annual revenues of $214,744 and also requests interim rate relief through an across-the-board increase of 12 percent to each base and commodity rate.
Effective date: February 1, 2008
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT