Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.205
Filing schedules with commission

  • data filed with schedules


Every public utility shall file with the Public Utility Commission, within a time to be fixed by the commission, schedules which shall be open to public inspection, showing all rates, tolls and charges which it has established and which are in force at the time for any service performed by it within the state, or for any service in connection therewith or performed by any public utility controlled or operated by it.


Every public utility shall file with and as part of every such schedule all rules and regulations that in any manner affect the rates charged or to be charged for any service. Every public utility shall also file with the commission copies of interstate rate schedules and rules and regulations issued by it or to which it is a party.


Where a schedule of joint rates or charges is or may be in force between two or more public utilities, such schedules shall in like manner be printed and filed with the commission. [Amended by 1971 c.655 §70]

Notes of Decisions

Interconnection agreement between telephone company and land mobile radio service, a miscellaneous communications common carrier, was subject to tariff filing requirements of this section, and was not preempted by federal jurisdiction. Fields v. Davis, 31 Or App 607, 571 P2d 511 (1977) Sup Ct review denied

§§ 757.205 to 757.220

Notes of Decisions

Public Utility Commissioner's rule, which passed on utility expenses for payment of county's net business income tax to county ratepayers only, rather than to all utility ratepayers, was valid because commissioner is granted both broad regulatory authority over rates by ORS 756.040 and broad rulemaking authority by ORS 756.060. Multnomah County v. Davis, 35 Or App 521, 581 P2d 968 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 757

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)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agreements with respect to uniform curtailment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861


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