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November 1, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
November 1, 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
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA1. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket UM 1218(7)) Request for exclusion from the B1 Service Quality Measure for Billing Accuracy for Bill Message Redesign Project.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
CA2. NORTHWEST NATURAL
(Docket No. UM 1496(1)) Request to reauthorize deferral of costs related to demand, commodity and capacity costs for purchased gas cost mechanism.
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
CA3. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UF 4271) Requests authority to issue and sell up to 5.5 million shares of common stock.
Staff contact: Matt Muldoon, (503) 378-6164
e-mail: matt.muldoon@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA4. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST AND CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC.:
(Docket No. UD 21) Petition to price list certain packages that currently appear in the companies' tariffs.
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA5. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Advice No. 309) Establishes the Business Unlimited package.
Effective date: November 2, 2011
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:  
(Docket Nos. UM 1466 and UM 1467) Renewable Portfolio Standard Standardized Forms.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
 
ADDED
(Docket No. UE 235/Advice No. 11-011) Application of the outcome of the investigation into the appropriate Schedule 37 avoided cost rates for Qualifying Facilities located in an isolated load pocket to power purchase agreements requested before August 18, 2011 and executed during the investigation.
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
WATER
2. BOULDER CREEK AND BEAR CREEK HIDEOUT WATER SYSTEMS
(Docket No. UP 277) Requests approval of the sale of water systems to Hiland Water Corporation.
Staff contact: Brian Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: brian.bahr@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT