Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.568
Rescission, suspension and amendment of orders

The Public Utility Commission may at any time, upon notice to the public utility or telecommunications utility and after opportunity to be heard as provided in ORS 756.500 (Complaint) to 756.610 (Judicial review), rescind, suspend or amend any order made by the commission. Copies of the same shall be served and take effect as provided in ORS 756.558 (Taking of evidence) for original orders. [Formerly 757.540; 1973 c.776 §30; 1987 c.447 §92a; 1995 c.733 §70]
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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