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March 24, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
March 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    
 
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
CA1. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
Commission Approval of Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP) Advisory Committee Members and Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service (OTRS) Industry Advisory Committee Members.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company's avoided cost information for the second quarter 2009.
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
CA3. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
Accept the Annual Budget of Expenditures for 2009.
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
e-mail: paul.rossow@state.or.us
CA4. NORTHWEST NATURAL
(Docket No. UM 1413) Requests deferred accounting of the Automated Meter Reading costs.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UF 4158(1)) Application for authority to remarket three series of tax-exempt pollution control bonds totaling $ 142.4 million.
Staff contact: Jorge Ordonez, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: jorge.ordonez@state.or.us
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1422) Application for Waiver of OAR 860-038-0640 Compliance Filing Requirements for 2009.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA7.  NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1218(4)) 2008 Annual report of B-1 Service Quality Measures for billing accuracy.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA8. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD:
Recommends establishing a contract with Z-SoftNet, a software developer, to migrate the database application supporting the Oregon Universal Service fund to the Internet.
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
CA9. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 972) Introduces 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) User Network Interface / Network–to-Network connectivity to the existing Switched Ethernet Services.
Effective date: March 28, 2009
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985
e-mail: john.reynolds@state.or.us
CA10. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR09-02) Introduces a new Solutions - Residential package called Essential Home Phone Plan.
Effective date: March 25, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA11. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 971) Extends the Regional Essentials Retention and Winback Offer to customers who have Verizon Online High Speed Internet service or FiOS Internet service but do not have Verizon wireline voice service.
Effective date: March 25, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail:
 david.sloan@state.or.us
CA12. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 019SPL) Increases the monthly rate for the Unlimited IntraLATA Toll Usage Plan for business under twelve-month term agreements.
Effective date: April 1, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA13. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR09-01) Adds a new option through the company's Business Customer Incentive Program for business customers who subscribe to local access line services.
Effective date: March 25, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA14. 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
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. EMBARQ CORPORATION AND CENTURYTEL INC:
(Docket No. UM 1416) Joint Application for Approval of Merger between the two companies and their regulated subsidiaries.
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
e-mail: michael.dougherty@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT