Chapter 757 Utility Regulation Generally

General Provisions

§ 757.005 Definitions
§ 757.007 Contract and rate schedule filing for certain furnishers of heat exempt from regulation
§ 757.009 Procedure for reregulation of furnishers of heat
§ 757.015 "Affiliated interest" defined
§ 757.020 Duty of utilities to furnish adequate and safe service at reasonable rates
§ 757.035 Adoption of safety rules and regulations
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Budget, Accounts and Reports of Utilities

§ 757.105 Filing of budget
§ 757.107 Supplemental budgets and orders
§ 757.110 Effect of budget orders
§ 757.120 Accounts required
§ 757.125 Duty of utility to keep records and accounts
§ 757.135 Closing accounts and filing balance sheet
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Rate Schedules; Measuring Equipment

§ 757.205 Filing schedules with commission
§ 757.210 Hearing to establish new schedules
§ 757.212 Resource rate plans
§ 757.215 Commission authorized to suspend new rates or order interim rates during hearings
§ 757.220 Notice of schedule changes required
§ 757.225 Utilities required to collect for their services in accordance with schedules
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Attachments Regulation

§ 757.270 Definitions for ORS 757.270 to 757.290
§ 757.271 Authorization from pole owner required for attachment
§ 757.272 Pole owner may approve or reject attachment
§ 757.273 Attachments to public utility and telecommunications utility facilities regulated
§ 757.276 Attachments by licensees to consumer-owned utility facilities regulated
§ 757.279 Fixing rates or charges by commission
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Net Metering Facilities

§ 757.300 Net metering facility allowed to connect to public utility

Illegal Practices

§ 757.310 Prohibition related to charges for service
§ 757.315 When free service or reduced rates allowed
§ 757.320 Reducing rates for persons furnishing part of necessary facilities
§ 757.325 Undue preferences and prejudices
§ 757.330 Soliciting or accepting special privileges from utilities
§ 757.355 Costs of property not presently providing utility service excluded from rate base

Issuance of Securities

§ 757.400 Definition of "stocks"
§ 757.405 Power to regulate issuance of utility securities
§ 757.410 When issuance of securities is void
§ 757.412 Exemption from securities regulation
§ 757.415 Purposes for which securities and notes may be issued
§ 757.417 Limitation on application of ORS 757.415
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Transactions Involving Utilities

§ 757.480 Approval needed prior to disposal, mortgage or encumbrance of certain operative utility property or consolidation with another public utility
§ 757.485 Purchase of property or stocks of one utility by another
§ 757.490 Approval needed for certain contracts
§ 757.495 Contracts involving utilities and persons with affiliated interests
§ 757.500 Contracts between certain public utilities
§ 757.506 Findings and policy regarding exercise of influence over utility by person not engaged in utility business
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Oregon Utility Notification Center

§ 757.542 Definitions
§ 757.547 Oregon Utility Notification Center
§ 757.552 Duties of center
§ 757.557 Underground utility facility operators required to subscribe to center
§ 757.562 Report to Legislative Assembly of center activities

Direct Access Regulation

§ 757.600 Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689
§ 757.601 Implementation dates for direct access and portfolio of rate options
§ 757.603 Electric company required to provide cost-of-service rate option to all retail electricity consumers
§ 757.607 Direct access conditions
§ 757.609 Date for announcing prices for electricity in subsequent calendar year
§ 757.612 Requirements for public purpose expenditures
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Emergency Curtailment of Electricity or Natural or Manufactured Gas

§ 757.710 Emergency curtailment plan required
§ 757.720 Factors to be considered in approving plan
§ 757.730 Liability when curtailment occurs

Health Endangering Termination of Residential Utility Service

§ 757.750 Legislative findings
§ 757.755 Termination of residential electric or natural gas service prohibited
§ 757.760 Requirements for notice of termination of service

High Voltage Power Line Regulation

§ 757.800 Definitions for ORS 757.800 and 757.805
§ 757.805 Accident prevention required for work near high voltage lines

Oregon Community Power

Definitions

§ 757.812 Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950

Acquisition Review Committee

§ 757.814 Creation of acquisition review committee

Oregon Community Power Created

§ 757.818 Oregon Community Power created
§ 757.822 Laws applicable to Oregon Community Power
§ 757.824 Regulatory authority of Public Utility Commission over Oregon Community Power

Board of Directors

§ 757.830 Nominating committee
§ 757.834 Board of directors
§ 757.842 Board meetings and procedures

Acquisition of Incumbent Utility

§ 757.852 Acquisition of incumbent utility
§ 757.855 Funding of preliminary activities and negotiations
§ 757.857 Oregon Community Power Utility Acquisition Fund
§ 757.862 Request to Public Utility Commission for transfer of funds
§ 757.864 Conduct of business after acquisition
§ 757.868 Oregon Community Power to be successor in interest to incumbent utility
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Duties and Powers of Oregon Community Power

§ 757.880 Board duties
§ 757.883 Payments in lieu of property taxes
§ 757.886 Powers of Oregon Community Power
§ 757.890 Eminent domain

Rates

§ 757.895 Ratemaking
§ 757.897 Notice of ratemaking

Participation by Citizens' Utility Board

§ 757.900 Intervention by Citizens' Utility Board in proceedings

Audits

§ 757.902 Annual audit of Oregon Community Power

Bylaws

§ 757.905 Adoption of bylaws

Electricity From Bonneville Power Administration

§ 757.910 Policy

Direct Access

§ 757.915 Definitions for ORS 757.915 to 757.930
§ 757.918 Oregon Community Power required to allow direct access
§ 757.920 Rights of electricity service suppliers
§ 757.922 Transition credits and charges
§ 757.924 Portfolio access to electricity service providers

Consumer Owned Utilities

§ 757.930 Distribution rights

Financing Agreements

§ 757.935 Definitions for ORS 757.935 to 757.945
§ 757.937 Financing agreements authorized
§ 757.940 Delegation of powers relating to financing agreements
§ 757.942 Powers of Oregon Community Power relating to financing agreements
§ 757.945 Consultation with State Treasurer

Revenue Bonds

§ 757.950 Authorization to issue and sell revenue bonds

City Rights of Way

§ 757.954 City's authority to control and collect charges for use of rights of way

Penalties

§ 757.990 Penalties
§ 757.991 Civil penalty for noncompliance with gas regulations
§ 757.993 Penalty for violation of utility excavation notification provisions
§ 757.994 Civil penalty for violation of statute, rule or order related to water utilities
Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 757—Utility Regulation Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).