Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.320
Statements accompanying fees

  • audit and refunding by commission

Payment of each fee or portion thereof provided for in ORS 756.310 (Annual fees payable by utilities and telecommunications providers) shall be accompanied by a statement verified by the public utility or telecommunications provider involved, showing the basis upon which the fee or portion thereof is computed. This statement shall be in such form and detail as the Public Utility Commission shall prescribe and shall be subject to audit by the commission. The commission may refund any overpayment of any such fee in the same manner as other claims and expenses of the commission are payable as provided by law. [Amended by 1987 c.447 §89; 1995 c.733 §66; 1997 c.826 §9; 1999 c.339 §2]
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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