Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.325
Distribution of information filed with commission

  • fees
  • rules


The Public Utility Commission may by rule prescribe for the free distribution for public information or educational purposes or applicable charge for any blank forms, transcript, document, order, statistical data or publication prepared by and on file in the office of the commission. In no event shall the fee exceed the cost of preparing, reproducing and distributing such blank forms, transcript, document, order, statistical data or publication.


In the ordinary course of distribution, no fee shall be charged or collected for copies of published documents furnished to public officers for use in their official capacity, or for annual reports of the commission. [1971 c.655 §28]
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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Jun. 26, 2021