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Consent Agenda

 Regular Agenda
9:00 a.m.
March 6, 2001
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, Oregon
Staff has informed the Commission that the items appearing on this consent agenda are not disputed. Staff and the companies have no disagreement with the proposals. No members of the public have expressed interest in these items.
To provide more time to discuss controversial or disputed issues, the Commission will consider the items on the consent agenda together at the beginning of the public meeting. If a member of the public requests to be heard on one of these items, the Commission will remove the item from the consent agenda and consider that item individually.
The staff analysts and recommendations are available on request from the Commission office and on PUC’s Web site (http://www.puc.state.or.us). The staff memoranda are generally available on the Thursday prior to the public meeting. Additional copies will also be available at the meeting.
CA1. AVISTA CORPORATION: (Docket No. UF 4177) Avista requests authority to obtain a term loan with an aggregate stated value of not more than $200,000,000 to finance the construction of the Coyote Springs 2, LLC (CS2) electric generation facility.
Staff contact: Ming Peng, (503) 373-1123
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
CA2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY: (Advice No. 01-01) Increases the charge for a returned check from $7 to $20 in Schedule 66.
Effective date: March 15, 2001
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
CA3. IDAHO POWER COMPANY: (Advice No. 01-02) Adds additional language in its Tariff Rules to clarify the provisions of its Budget Pay Plans.
Effective date:  March 19, 2001
Staff contact:  Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
CA4. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY: (Advice No. 01-004) Imple- ments a number of revisions to the Company’s Demand Exchange Program: (1) Expands availability of the program to customers as small as 1MW, rather than the 4MV threshold presently in place; (2) renames the program the Energy Exchange consistent with other jurisdictions; and (3) continues operation of the program beyond the current March 15 termination date.
Effective date: March 16, 2001
Staff contact: Stefan Brown, (503) 373-7946
CA5. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY: (Advice No. 01-003) Proposes changes to Schedule 300 to establish a maximum limit on the payment of Customer Guarantee Credit 3.
Effective date: March 7, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
CA6. AVISTA CORPORATION: (Advice No. 01-1-G) Modifies the cost effect-tiveness of conservation measures to reflect changing costs of natural gas and updates weatherization loan rates.
Effective date: March 7, 2001
Staff contact: Reed Harris, (503) 378-3217
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
CA7. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC.: (Advice No. 223) Establishes a Voice Mail promotion that waives the recurring and non-recurring charge for customers who subscribe to Voice Mail and waives the first month’s recurring charge for Call Forwarding Busy and Call Forwarding Don’t Answer Busy.
Effective date: March 9, 2001
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
CA8. VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC.: (Advice No. 735) Removes 0+ dialing instructions for company-issued calling cards from the description of Customer Dialed Calling Card Service in the toll tariff.
Effective date: March 7, 2001
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
Finance: None
Affiliated transactions: None
Service: None
Tariffs: None
CA9. AR 406: Makes housekeeping revisions to the affiliated interest rules to clearly differentiate between energy utilities, large telecommunications utilities, and small telecommunications utilities.
Staff contact: Terry Lambeth, (503) 378-6123
CA10. AR 407: Adds OAR 860-032-0056 for telecommunications providers to complete the implementation of ORS 759.700 through 759.720, Information Service.
Staff contact: Terry Lambeth, (503) 378-6123