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October 21, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
October 21, 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. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD:
Extends contract for administration of the Oregon Universal Service Fund (OUSF).
Staff contact: Roger White (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
 
CA2. 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
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1347(1)) Defers costs associated with an Independent Evaluator.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us


CA4. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1027(6)) Reauthorizes 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:
(Advice No. 08-8) Modifies provisions of the low-income gas assistance and energy efficiency programs.
Effective date: November 1, 2008
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
CA6. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UM 1356(1)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting related to intervenor funding grants.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA7. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1338(1)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting related to renewable resource projects.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA8. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1393) Defers costs related to an independent evaluator for the solicitation process in Docket No. UM 1368.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA9. IDAHO POWER:
(Advice No. 08-05) Revises Rule H, New Service Attachments and Distribution Line Installations or Alterations.
Effective date: October 22, 2008
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA10. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 08-7) Updates Schedule 60, Special Contracts, and revises Special Contracts Index to reflect changes.
Effective date: November 1, 2008
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
WATER
CA11. AVION WATER COMPANY INC:
(Advice No. 08-36) Revises Rule 22, Billing Information/Late-Payment Charge.
Effective date: November 1, 2008
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1380) Number Relief for the 541 Area Code.
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 08-14) Revises Schedules 7 and 32, Renewable Portfolio Options.
Effective date: December 1, 2008
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
 
ADDED
2A. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Recommendations for 2008-2009 Performance Measures for the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, 503-378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us  
 
ADDED
2B. PACIFIC POWER AND LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-011) Revises Schedule 98, Adjustment Associated with the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act.
Effective date: November 1, 2008
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
e-mail: marc.hellman@state.or.us
WATER
3. CLEARWATER SOURCE LLC:
(Docket No. UW 130/Advice No. 08-37) Requests general rate increases in water and wastewater services.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Kathy Miller, (503) 373-1003
e-mail: kathy.miller@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT