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October 20, 2009, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
October 20, 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. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1027(7)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting of Refunds or Collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA2. AVISTA UTILITIES: 
(Docket UM 1356(2)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting related to Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA3. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UG 171(1)/Advice No. 09-07-G) Implements Senate Bill 408 refund for the 2007 tax year and withdraws claim of confiscatory rates.
Effective date: November 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
 CA4. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1430) Defers independent evaluator costs associated with the solicitation process for supply-side renewables, docketed as UM 1429.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
This item has been moved to the Regular Agenda.
CA5.  NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 09-13) Increases Schedule 301, Public Purpose Funding Surcharge.
Effective date: November 1, 2009
Staff contact: Theresa Gibney, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: theresa.gibney@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA6. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 983) Decreases the effective rate for the Regional Value and Regional Essentials packages in the Competitive Response Tariff by increasing their respective discounts.
Effective date: November 1, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA7. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C26-2009) Establishes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for Metro Optical Ethernet Service.
Effective date: October 25, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA8. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C27-2009) Establishes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for Qwest Business Access Lines.
Effective date: November 3, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA9. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 026SPL) Increases rates for Regional Value and Sensible Minute Service.
Effective date: November 1, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA10. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC09-05) Establishes special contract arrangements between Verizon and a confidential customer for Switched Ethernet service.
Effective date: November 4, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
CA11. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION:
(Advice No. 110) Establishes a Block of Time optional billing service for Clear Creek Mutual Telephone Company.
Effective date: November 1, 2009
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985
e-mail: john.reynolds@state.or.us
CA12. 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
CA13. CIMCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.: 
(Docket No. CP 770) Petition for Waiver of Notice Requirement of OAR 860-032-0020(11).
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
This item has been moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.
 
MOVED
(Advice No. 09-13) Increases Schedule 301, Public Purpose Funding Surcharge.
Effective date: November 1, 2009
Staff contact: Theresa Gibney, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: theresa.gibney@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT