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March 26, 2013, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
March 26, 2013
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
 
               (Advice No. 13-2) Revises Schedule T, Customer-Owned Natural Gas Transportation Service, and General Rule 24, Gas Quality Standards and Determination of Thermal Units.
Effective date: April 1, 2013
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1561(5)) Updates the company’s non-firm avoided cost information for the second quarter 2013.
Staff contact: Adam Bless, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: adam.bless@state.or.us
 
 
               (Advice No 13-03) Revises Schedule 73, Home Products Program.
Effective date: April 1, 2013
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-02) Establishes the nine-month balance of year short-term transition adjustment rates under Schedule 128 for customers electing to leave Cost of Service or choose Direct Access Service as of April 1, 2013.
Effective date: April 1, 2013
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UF 4276) Requests authority to issue up to $400 million of first mortgage bonds.
Staff contact: Matt Muldoon, (503) 378-6164
e-mail: matt.muldoon@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UF 4277) Requests authority to enter into a reimbursement agreement for issuing up to an additional $25 million in letters of credit.
Staff contact: Matt Muldoon, (503) 378-6164
e-mail: matt.muldoon@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UI 330) Requests Approval of Affiliated Interest Agreement with International Business Machines Corporation.
Staff contact: Nick Cimmiyotti, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: nick.cimmiyotti@state.or.us
 
(Docket No. UI 331) Requests Approval of Affiliated Interest Agreement with Loy Clark Pipeline Company.
Staff contact: Nick Cimmiyotti, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: nick.cimmiyotti@state.or.us
 
(Docket No. UM 1557(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer the changes in margin due to conservation and variances from normal weather as set forth in Rule 19, Conservation Alliance Plan Mechanism.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
  
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
               (Advice No. 1022) Changing conditions for and clarifying language in the Residence and Business Customer Incentive Programs.
Effective date: April 1, 2013
Staff contact: Bruce Hellebuyck, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: bruce.hellebuyck@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 323) Establishes the Core Connect Lite plan for business customers.
Effective date: April 1, 2013
Staff contact: Bruce Hellebuyck, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: bruce.hellebuyck@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. OR13-03) Establishes the Core Connect Lite plan for business customers.
Effective date: April 1, 2013
Staff contact: Bruce Hellebuyck, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: bruce.hellebuyck@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 121) Adds tariff language to create an Ethernet service offering in the Oregon Exchange Carrier Association (OECA) Access Service Tariff P.U.C. OR. No. 2.
Effective date: March 27, 2013
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1.                PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
           (Docket No. UM 1645) Requests Application for an Accounting Order on Deferred Taxes.
           Staff contact:  Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
           e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
            Approval of candidates for OUSF Advisory Board positions.
            Staff Contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
            e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT