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August 23, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
August 23, 2011
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148


 
The Commission receives general public 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 Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service Industry Advisory Committee Members.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
CA2. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
Docket No. UM 1517) Ztar Mobile, Inc. Request for Waiver of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 860-033-0006(6), 860-033-0006(7) and 860-033-0006(8).
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us 
 
CA3. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
(Docket No. UM 1517) Thomson Reuters Request for Waiver of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 860-033-0006(6), 860-033-0006(7) and 860-033-0006(8) on behalf of Allied Wireless Communications Corporation.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us 
CA4. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
(Docket No. UM 1517) ATL Communications, Inc. Request for Waiver of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 860-033-0006(6), 860-033-0006(7) and 860-033-0006(8).
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us 
CA5. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
(Docket No. UM 1517) American Fiber Network, Inc. Request for Waiver of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 860-033-0006(6), 860-033-0006(7) and 860-033-0006(8.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us 
CA6. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
Docket No. UM 1517) United Telephone Company of the Northwest f.k.a. Embarq d.b.a. CenturyLink Request for Waiver of Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 860-033-0006(6), 860-033-0006(7) and 860-033-0006(8).
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA7. PACIFIC POWER:
(Docket No. UI 312) Requests approval of Affiliated Interest Agreement with Cottonwood Creek Consolidated Irrigation Company.
Staff contact: Nick Cimmiyotti, (503) 373-7871
e-mail:  nick.cimmiyotti@state.or.us
CA8. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UP 275) Requests approval of sale of Snake Creek Hydroelectric Project to Heber Light and Power Company.
Staff contact: Brian D. Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: brian.bahr@state.or.us

 
REMOVED
CA9.  PACIFIC POWER:
Docket No. UM 1102(8)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs related to intervenor funding grants.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA10. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1078(8)) Defers Unrecovered Environmental Costs.
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us

 
CA11. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UF 4269) Requests authority to issue up to $450M of first mortgage bonds and debt securities.
Staff contact: Matt Muldoon, (503) 378-6164
e-mail: matt.muldoon@state.or.us
CA12. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UF 4270) Requests authority to issue up to $450M aggregate simultaneous short-term borrowings and to renew a supporting credit facility.
Staff contact: Matt Muldoon, (503) 378-6164
e-mail: matt.muldoon@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA13. FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 1004) Establishes a new service, Integrated Services Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface Bundle.
Effective date: September 1, 2011
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: Mitch Moore, (503) 378-6635
e-mail: mitch.moore@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-14) Modifies long-term cost of service opt-out programs for qualifying large nonresidential customers and offers a three- or five-year cost of service opt-out beginning January 1, 2012, through an enrollment period in September 2011 (Enrollment Period J).
Effective date: September 1, 2011
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-18)  Offers qualifying large nonresidential customers a three- or five-year cost of service opt-out beginning January 1, 2012, through an enrollment period during September 2011 (Enrollment Period J).
Effective date: September 1, 2011
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1538) Request by Common Energy for a waiver of the 12-month installation requirement under OAR 860-084-0210.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1538) Request by AmeriStar Solar for a waiver of the 12-month installation requirement under OAR 860-084-0210.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT