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PUC Orders, Oregon Statutes, and PUC Rules
The Design and Operation of the OUS Fund
  • Set objectives for the fund
Order 98-094
Order 98-430
  • Established procedures for the collection and distribution of the fund
Order 99-197 
  • Set final parameters for the fund
Order 00-312 
  • PUC decision addressing requests for reconsideration by various parties
Order 00-638 
  • Expanded the fund to include rural local exchange carriers
Order 03-082 

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)
  • Required the PUC to establish a uniform percentage surcharge to 
  • support the fund
ORS 759.425(3) 
  • Allowed pay telephone providers to receive a refund of surcharge
ORS 759.425(3) 

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)
  • Defined basic telephone service
OAR 860-032-0190 
  • Codified the procedures used by pay telephone providers to
  • receive surcharge refunds


OAR 860-032-0670