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December 23, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
December 23, 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 EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION:
(Advice No. 105) Removes Gervais Telephone Company and St. Paul Telephone Association from the OECA Billing and Collecting Pool and increases the projected 2008 billed messages for Clear Creek Mutual Telephone Company that are included in the OECA rate calculations.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
 
CA2. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC08-13) Establishes special contract arrangements between Verizon and a confidential customer for Private Switch/Automatic Location Identification database service.
Effective date: January 6, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA3. 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
 
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 PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1408) Request to approve Late Request for Refund of Oregon Universal Service Charge.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
 
CA6. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ
(Docket No. UP 247)  Application for approval to sell a building located in Hood River, Oregon.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA7. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company's avoided cost information for the first quarter 2009.
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
 
CA8. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UE 199/Advice No. 08-022) Revises Schedule 200, Cost-Based Supply Service, Schedule 294, Transition Adjustment, and Schedule 295, Transition Adjustment One-Time Multi-Year Cost of Service Opt-Out, authorized by Commission Order No. 08-543, 2009 Transition Adjustment Mechanism.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
 
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1186(4)) Defers Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation state tax credit cost reductions.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA10. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 08-18) Revises multiple tariff sheets to reflect changes resulting from updates made to Regulatory Adjustment Schedules, withdraws Schedule 107 and updates the table of contents to reflect these changes.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA11. NORTHWEST NATURAL
(Docket No. UM 1335/Advice No. 08-10) Adjusts rates to reflect margin adjustment necessary due to implementation of updated depreciation study.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA12. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 08-11) Resets the rate to be charged to customers to recover the Multnomah County Business Income Tax.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA13. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-019) Establishes Schedule 203 - Renewable Resource Deferral Adjustment, to amortize balances related to renewable resource deferrals authorized by Order Nos. 07-457 and 08-508.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA14. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-017) Establishes Schedule 93 to recover the costs for the Oregon Independent Evaluator that are associated with requests for proposals under competitive bidding guidelines.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA15. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UE 200/Advice No. 08-021) Revises Schedule 202, Renewable Adjustment.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA16. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT
(Docket No. UM 1400)  Application for an Accounting Order regarding Pension Curtailment.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
(Advice No. 08-12) Revises Schedule 80 - Easy Upgrades Program.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA18.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 08-16) Recovers the Colstrip Tax and Royalty Payment(s) retroactively assessed by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Montana Department of Revenue.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA19. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 08-19) Revises Schedule 130, the Shopping Incentive Recovery Adjustment (Part B).
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA20.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UE 198/Advice No. 08-17) Revises Schedules 120, 125 and 128, to reflect the final 2009 Net Variable Power Costs updated in the Annual Power Cost Update, pursuant to Order No 08-505.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA21. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UE 201/Advice No. 08-21) Revises Schedule 126, the Annual Power Cost Variance Mechanism, to implement the Stipulation adopted by Order No. 08-553.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA22. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Advice No. 08-09-G) Revises the Meter Test Procedures.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: J. R. Gonzalez, (503) 373-1531
e-mail: jose.gonzalez@state.or.us
WATER
CA23. OLD SHEEP RANCH WATER ASSOCIATION:
(Advice No. 08-41) Revises Rule 22, Billing Information/Late Payment Charge.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
REMOVED
1.  QWEST CORPORATION
(Advice No. 2075) Establishes a Percent Interstate Usage (PIU) floor for unidentified Feature Group D (FGD) terminating traffic.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT