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November 4, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
November 4, 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. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR08-13) Revises the application of the termination liability charge for Hosted Multiline Bundle.
Effective date: November 5, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA2. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR08-15) Grandfathers Foreign Exchange Service for residential customers.
Effective date: November 5, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA3. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC08-12) Establishes special contract arrangements between Verizon and a confidential customer for FiberLink service.
Effective date: November 17, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA4. 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
 
CA5. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD:
Extends contract of the auditor of the Oregon Universal Service (OUS) Administrator.
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA6.  OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Requests Approval of 2008 Form O, Results of Operations for Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers.
Staff contact: John Tatom, (503) 373-7133
e-mail: john.tatom@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1030(9)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting of Bare Steel Replacement Program.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA8. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UF 4254) Application for authority to issue and sell up to $300,000,000 of debt securities.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us
 
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UF 4251(1)) Requests amendment to Order No. 08-441 in UF 4251.
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us
 
CA10. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. 4246(1)) Requests amendments to Order No. 08-143 in UF 4246.
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UM1354) Requests approval of specific network improvement projects.
Staff contact: Irv Emmons, (503) 378-4165
e-mail: irv.emmons@state.or.us
 
2. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE (OUS) ADVISORY BOARD:
Approval of candidates for OUS Advisory Board positions.
Staff contact:  Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail:  kay.marinos@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
3. IDAHO POWER COMPANY : 
(Docket No. UE 202/Advice No. 08-08) Requests rate change to reflect accelerated depreciation of existing meters due to the installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and revised depreciation rates.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
ADDED
4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Docket No. UE 204/Advice No. 08-15) Requests recovery of costs associated with the Selective Water Withdrawal Project.
Effective date:  November 24, 2008
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
ADDED
5. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to open an investigation into interconnection of PURPA Qualifying Facilities with a nameplate capacity larger than 10 megawatts to a public utility’s transmission or distribution system.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT