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News Release
Commission Continues Portland Hearing on NW Natural's Proposed Purchase of PGE
February 28, 2002 - (2002 - 003)(UM - 1045)
Contacts:  Contacts: Roy Hemmingway, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Joan H. Smith, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Lee Beyer, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Information Officer, 503 378-8962
Salem, Oregon - February 7, 2002, the Public Utility Commission of Oregon held a public comment hearing in Portland regarding Northwest Natural’s proposed purchase of PGE. The hearing was well attended, and not all of those who appeared had the opportunity to testify..
The Commission will continue the public comment hearing as follows:


Monday, March 4, 2002


7:00 p.m.


The Portland Building
1120 SW 5th
Portland, Oregon

The hearing will be divided into three parts. First, those persons that signed-up but were unable to testify at the February 7 meeting will have the first opportunity to speak. Second, the Commission will hear comments from those individuals who have not previously testified in this matter. Finally, participants who spoke once and who wish to add additional comments may have time after all others have spoken.
To keep the focus of this hearing on public comment, only Commissioners, the PUC’s Assistant Attorney General, and the presiding officer will formally appear. There will be no presentations from any formal parties. All comments will be limited to three (3) minutes to five (5) minutes.
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