Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.115
Failure to furnish requested information

No officer, agent or employee of any public utility, or telecommunications utility shall:


Fail or refuse to fill out and return any forms required by the Public Utility Commission;


Fail or refuse to answer any question therein propounded;


Knowingly or willfully give a false answer to any such question or evade the answer to any such question where the fact inquired of is within the person’s knowledge;


Upon proper demand, fail or refuse to exhibit to the commission or any person authorized to examine the same, any book, paper, account, record or memorandum of such public utility or telecommunications utility which is in possession or under the control of the person;


Fail to properly use and keep a system of accounting or any part thereof, as prescribed by the commission; or


Refuse to do any act or thing in connection with such system of accounting when so directed by the commission or authorized representative. [Formerly 757.180; 1973 c.776 §23; 1987 c.447 §83; 1995 c.733 §60]
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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