Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.090
Maintaining and producing records

  • expenses of examining out-of-state records


The Public Utility Commission may require by rule, or by order or subpoena to be served on any public utility or telecommunications utility the maintaining within this state or the production within this state at such time and place as the commission may designate, of any books, accounts, papers or records kept by such public utility or telecommunications utility in any office or place within or without this state, or verified copies in lieu thereof, if the commission so orders, in order that an examination thereof may be made by the commission or under direction of the commission.


When a public utility or telecommunications utility keeps and maintains its books, accounts, papers or records outside the state, the commission may examine such documents and shall be reimbursed by the public utility or telecommunications utility for all expenses incurred in making such out-of-state examination. [Amended by 1971 c.655 §19; 1973 c.776 §21; 1987 c.447 §81; 1995 c.733 §58]
Chapter 756

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)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission's general powers if refund (1) is based only on information in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evaluation of public utility's actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff'd 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)


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