ORS 757.760¹
Requirements for notice of termination of service
  • payment schedules
  • rules

The Public Utility Commission shall establish rules to require each electric and natural gas utility to:

(1) Give written or personal notice of a proposed termination of residential service in a manner reasonably calculated to reach the residential consumer within a reasonable period of time before the proposed date of termination;

(2) Accept reasonable partial payment on the outstanding account and to establish a reasonable payment schedule for any indebtedness, including a deposit, that the utility claims the residential consumer owes for service at any residential address in lieu of termination of or refusal to provide service, and to inform the residential consumer of the provisions of this subsection;

(3) Inform those residential consumers who cannot afford to pay their bills or deposits of the names and telephone numbers of the appropriate unit within the Department of Human Services or other appropriate social service agencies that can help the consumer investigate what federal, state or private aid might be available to that consumer; and

(4) Provide that a transfer of service from one premises to another within the utility’s service area shall not be considered a discontinuation of service. [1979 c.868 §4; 1983 c.326 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Although Public Utility Commissioner's rule prohibiting termina­tion of residential electrical and natural gas service year around goes further than these sec­tions, it does not conflict with them. Isom v. P.G.E, 67 Or App 97, 677 P2d 59 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 757

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agree­ments with respect to uniform curtail­ment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 757—Utility Regulation Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 757, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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