Or. Admin. R. 860-025-0065 - Allocation of Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) Reinstatement Costs

(1) Within 45 days after the Commission receives a petition to determine if reinstatement of the COLR obligations is required by the existing public convenience and necessity, the telecommunications utility, cooperative corporation, or municipality proposed for reinstatement as the COLR must file with the Commission:
(a) A proposal for allocating its costs of serving customers in the territory; or
(b) A calculation and apportionment of its incremental costs to serve the reinstated territory on the basis of its tariffed line extension guidelines.
(2) The proposal or calculation and apportionment filed under section (1) of this rule must:
(a) Include only the incremental costs that exceed the costs that would have been incurred (above and beyond any tariffed line extension charges) to initially construct or acquire facilities to serve customers of the territory;
(b) Specify how the incremental costs are to be allocated equitably among all customers of the territory to which the service is being reinstated; and
(c) Explain any significant differences between the initial costs to serve, as outlined in the development of incremental costs, and the proposed costs to serve as estimated in the original petition for exemption.
(3) Any occupant or resident within the property subject to the COLR reinstatement who subscribes to service from the reinstated COLR must pay a pro-rata share of the COLR's incremental cost to re-establish service in the property.
(4) Any occupant or resident within the property subject to the COLR reinstatement who does not subscribe to service from the reinstated COLR and who does not elect to share in the reinstatement costs may be subject to additional charges from the COLR if the occupant or resident elects to subscribe to the COLR's service at a future date, in accordance with the COLR's line extension tariff.


Or. Admin. R. 860-025-0065
PUC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-11

Stat. Auth: ORS 756.060; 759.036; & 759.506

Stat. Implemented: ORS 759.506

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