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March 13, 2012, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
March 13, 2012
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 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. 2107) Changes the text that describes the Oregon Public Utility Commission Fee and the Oregon Universal Service Fund Surcharge.
Effective date: March 14, 2012
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA2. RIO NETWORKS INC:
(Docket No. UM 1577) Petition for exemption of service quality reporting requirements under OAR 860-032-0012(15)(c).
Staff contact: Malia Brock, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: malia.brock@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA3. 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
CA4. WARM SPRINGS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY:
(Docket UM 1581) Application for approval of eligibility to participate in the Oregon Universal Service Fund in the Warm Springs Wire Center.
Staff Contact:  Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail:  celeste.hari@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA5. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 12-001) Revises the line extension tariff, Rule 13.
Effective date: March 14, 2012
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
CA6. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 12-2) Requests housekeeping revisions to Schedule P.
Effective date: March 14, 2012
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1078(9)) Defers Unrecovered Environmental Costs.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Accept the 2012 Budget of Expenditures.
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
e-mail: paul.rossow@state.or.us
CA9. CASCADE NATURAL GAS
Accept the 2012 Budget of Expenditures.
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
e-mail: paul.rossow@state.or.us
CA10 AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UM 1578) Request for an Order Authorizing the change in the depreciation method applied to transportation equipment.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
e-mail: ming.peng@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No. UM 1158) Recommendations for Performance Measures for the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
2. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON
Presentation of 2011 Fourth Quarter Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
ADDED
3. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION
(Docket No. UM 1585) Request to extend the deadline for the 2012 tariff filing in Part VII.B of the 2003 Oregon Customer Access Plan (OCAP) to on or before May 15, 2012.
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us

 
PUBLIC COMMENT