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August 14, 2012, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
August 14, 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
 
               (Advice No. SC12-01) Establishes a Special Contract submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail:
jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA2.      QWEST CORPORATION:
               (Advice Nos. C14-2012, C15-2012, C16-2012, C18-2012, and C20-2012) Establishes Special Contracts submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail:
jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA3.      CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
               (Advice No. OR12-02A) Reduces originating and interconnection access tariff rates to reflect application of 2012 Oregon Universal Service Funds (OUSF).
Effective date: August 28, 2012
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985
e-mail: john.reynolds@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. OR12-02A) Reduces originating access tariff rates to reflect application of 2012 Oregon Universal Service Funds (OUSF).
Effective date: August 28, 2012
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985
e-mail: john.reynolds@state.or.us
 
               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
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
CA6.      AVISTA UTILITIES:
               (Advice No. 12-04-G) Revises multiple tariff sheets to reflect an increase in the insufficient fund check charge, and to include new charges associated with a residential customer opting to revert back to a non-communicative, manually read meter.
Effective date: September 1, 2012
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA7.      CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
               (Docket No. UI 323) Requests approval of an affiliated interest agreement with Loy Clark Pipeline Company.
Staff contact: Brian D. Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail:
brian.bahr@state.or.us
 
CA8.      NORTHWEST NATURAL:
               (Docket No. UM 1101(9)) Reauthorizes deferral of Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
CA9.      PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
               (Docket No. UM 1103(9)) Reauthorizes deferral of costs associated with Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
1.            CASCADE NATURAL GAS
(Docket No. LC 54) Recommendations regarding Cascade’s 2011 Integrated Resource Plan.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
               ADDED
2.            OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
               (Docket No.UM 1452) Adjustment of the Volumetric Incentive Rates for the October 1, 2012
               Enrollment Window of the Solar Pilot Program.
               Staff contact: Bob Procter, (503) 378-5362
               e-mail: robert.procter@state.or.us
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT