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April 21, 2009, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
April 21, 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
CA1. IDAHO POWER COMPANY
Accept the 2009 Annual Budget of Expenditures.
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
e-mail: paul.rossow@state.or.us
 
CA2. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UI 247(1)) Application requesting approval of an amendment to the Intercompany Administrative Services Agreement with MDU Resources Group, Inc.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
CA3. 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
 
CA4. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 09-3) Revises Rule 7, Bills and Bill Payments, to reflect new language added for the purposes of clarification of the existing rule.
Effective date: May 1, 2009
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 09-04) Revises Rule B, Definitions, updating when Summer Months and Winter Months begin for 2009.
Effective date: April 22, 2009
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA6. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 09-03) Introduces Schedule 71, Ductless Heat Pump Pilot Program.
Effective date: April 22, 2009
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
CA7. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 09-05) Revises Schedule 72, Heating and Cooling Efficiency Program.
Effective date: May 6, .2009
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UF 4258) Application for authorization to enter into a 3-year revolving credit agreement.
Staff contact: Jorge Ordonez, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: jorge.ordonez@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA9.  NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS: 
(Docket No. UM 1078(6)) Application for reauthorization to Defer Unrecovered Environmental Costs.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA10. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C1-2009) Establishes a thirty-six month special contract for Integrated Services Digital Network Primary Rate Service and Digital Switched Service.
Effective date: April 27, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA11. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR09-03) Introduces the Business Customer Incentive Program.
Effective date: April 22, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA12. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C2-2009) Introduces special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for Integrated Services Digital Network - Primary Rate Service (ISDN-PRS).
Effective date: May 6, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA13. 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
WATER
CA14. WILLAMETTE WATER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 09-12) Revises Schedule No. 7, Purchased Water Cost Adjustment.
Effective date: May 1, 2009
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UE 210/Advice No. 09-008) Requests a general rate revision.
Effective date: May 2, 2009
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
RULEMAKING
2. AR 528:
Summary of Arc Flash Reports Filed by Electrical Utilities in response to Order 08-599.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Jerry Murray, (503) 378-6626
e-mail: jerry.murray@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT