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September 25, 2012, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
September 25, 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. OR-12-08) Reinstates the originating switched access rates approved on June 19, 2012, to correct an error in a subsequent advice, which unintentionally reduced the originating access rates.
Effective date: September 26, 2012
Staff contact: John Reynolds, (503) 378-2985
e-mail: john.reynolds@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. OR12-03A) Updates tariffs to correct tariff references and to include pages inadvertently omitted from Century Tel’s May 17, 2012, Local Transport Restructure filing.
Effective date: September 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
Email: mitch.moore@state.or.us
 
               Request to cancel certificates of authority to provide telecommunications service in Oregon of carriers who violated the terms and conditions of their certificates.
Staff contact: Lois Meerdink, (503) 378-8959
e-mail: lois.meerdink@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1589) 2012 Annual Recertification of Eligible Telecommunications Carriers.
Staff contact:  Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail:  kay.marinos@state.or.us
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
               (Advice No. 12-14) Continues the temporary increase in the collection rate in Schedule 115, Low-income Assistance, based on Senate Bill 863.
Effective date: October 5, 2012
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 12-013) Continues collecting the temporary increase to the low income charge for an additional 12-month period.
Effective date: October 5, 2012
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1561(3)) Updates the company’s non-firm avoided cost information for the fourth quarter 2012.
Staff contact: Adam Bless, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: adam.bless@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA9.      PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
               (Advice No. 12-15) Revises Schedules 215 and 216 for the upcoming enrollment period on October 1, 2012.
Effective date: October 1, 2012
Staff contact: Bob Procter, (503) 378-5362
e-mail: robert.procter@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1483(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with its Oregon Solar Incentive Program.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1102(9)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs related to intervenor funding grants.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1356(5)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with intervenor funding grants.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1497(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer gas cost differences.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1558(1)) Requests reauthorization to defer gas cost differences.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1336(5)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs related to intervenor funding grants.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               Docket No. UM 1027(10)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting for Refunds or Collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
CA17.    NORTHWEST NATURAL:
               (Docket No. UM 1027(11)) Reauthorizes deferred accounting for Refunds or Collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1538) Request by Synchro Solar on behalf of The Ocean 24th & Glisan LLC for a waiver of the 12-month solar photovoltaic system installation requirement pursuant to OAR 860-084-0210(1).
Staff contact: Robert Procter, (503) 378-5362
e-mail: robert.procter@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1538) Request by Rick Post of Energy Wise Lighting on behalf of PGPV LLC for a waiver of the 12-month solar photovoltaic system installation requirement pursuant to OAR 860-084-0210(1).
Staff contact: Robert Procter, (503) 378-5362
e-mail: robert.procter@state.or.us
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
  
               (Docket No. UM 1621) Authorizes deferral of costs associated with Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
  
2.         NORTHWEST NATURAL:
               (Docket No. UM 1420(3)) Reauthorizes deferral of Industrial DSM Program Costs.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
               Establish the Alternative Compliance Payment Rate for 2014 Pursuant to ORS 469A.180.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1613) Request for Proposals for Renewable Energy Resources.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
 
 
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT