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February 24, 2009, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
February 24, 2009
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
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
This item has been moved to the Regular Agenda.
CA1. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1406) Requests adoption of the Stipulation associated with the new System Integrity Program and requests an Accounting Order to record the associated costs as capital expenditures.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA2. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1363(1)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with the independent evaluators for the solicitation process established in Docket UM 1360 for flexible resources beginning 2012 through 2017.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA3. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 09-004) Revises Schedule 97, Intervenor Funding Adjustment, reducing the rate to zero for the recovery of costs deferred under the Intervenor Funding Agreement.
Effective date: February 25, 2009
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA4. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 09-005) Revises Schedule 296, Direct Access Shopping Incentive Deferred Account Surcharge, to reflect the reduction in Schedule 781, Direct Access Shopping Incentive Adjustment.
Effective date: February 25, 2009
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1301(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer quarterly Direct Access Open Enrollment costs/benefits.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA6. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 09-01) Revises Schedule 23, Irrigation Peak Rewards Program.
Effective date: February 25, 2009
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA7.  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: March 1, 2009
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA8. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 09-2) Revises Schedule S, Service Solutions.
Effective date: March 1, 2009
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
CA9. AVION WATER COMPANY, INC.:
(Docket No. UF 4256) Application for authorization to enter into a loan agreement.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
CA10. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1412) Defers costs related to renewable resources pursuant to Senate Bill 838.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA11. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UA 140) Reallocation of local exchange telecommunications service territory for Cascade Utilities, Inc.
Staff contact:  Marlene Gorsuch, (503) 373-7905
e-mail:  marlene.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA12. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No. UA 142)  Reallocation of local exchange telecommunications service territory for Pioneer Telephone Cooperative.
Staff contact: Marlene Gorsuch, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: marlene.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA13. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 106) Updates the Carrier Common Line access rates to reflect 2008 cost and demand.
Effective date: March 1, 2009
Staff contact: John Tatom, (503) 373-7133
e-mail: john.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA14. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 107) Revises Switched Access and Special Access rates to reflect 2008 cost and demand.
Effective date: March 1, 2009
Staff contact: John Tatom, (503) 373-7133
e-mail: john.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA15. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 969) Introduces three additional local loop access methodologies which customers may choose to obtain Transparent LAN Service and also increases the number of Ethernet Virtual Circuits (EVCs) that can be ordered against a 100-Megabits-per-second (Mbps) User Network Interface (UNI).
Effective date: February 25, 2009
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
 
CA16. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C14-2008) Establishes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for integrated services digital network - primary rate service (ISDN-PRS).
Effective date: March 10, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA17. 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
 
CA18. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 018SPL) Increases the month-to-month rate for the Unlimited IntraLATA Toll Usage Plan for business.
Effective date: March 1, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
OTHER BUSINESS
CA19. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1012) Requests an order to continue the annual fee level for electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities at 2.5 mills per dollar (.25 percent).
Staff contact: Vikie Bailey-Goggins, (503) 378-6366
e-mail: vikie.bailey-goggins@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
This item has been moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.
MOVED
CA1. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1406) Requests adoption of the Stipulation associated with the new System Integrity Program and requests an Accounting Order to record the associated costs as capital expenditures.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
ADDED
1. TILLAMOOK PEOPLE'S UTILITY DISTRICT:
(Docket No. DR 42)  Petition for a Declaratory Ruling pursuant to ORS 756.450 regarding pole attachments.
Staff contact: Jerry Murray, (503) 378-6626
e-mail: jerry.murray@state.or.us

PUBLIC COMMENT