Or. Admin. R. 860-300-0010 - Definitions for this Division

(1) "Communications" means media that communicate voice, data, text, or video over a distance using electrical, electronic, radio, microwave, or light wave transmissions.
(2) "ESF-12" refers to Emergency Support Function-12 and indicates the Commission's role in supporting the State Office of Emergency Management for energy utilities issues during an emergency.
(3) "Local Community" means any community of people living, or having rights or interests, in a distinct geographical area.
(4) "Local Emergency Management" means city, county, and tribal emergency management entities.
(5) "Near-term Wildfire Risk" means elements of wildfire risk that are expected to fluctuate on a daily or weekly basis. Examples include temperature, humidity, and wind.
(6) "Public Utility" has the meaning given to an "electric company" in ORS 757.600.
(7) "Public Safety Partners" means ESF-12, Local Emergency Management, and Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
(8) "Public Safety Power Shutoff" or "PSPS" means a proactive de-energization of a portion of a Public Utility's electrical network, based on the forecasting of and measurement of extreme wildfire weather conditions.
(9) "Tabletop Exercise" means an activity in which key personnel, assigned emergency management roles and responsibilities, are gathered to discuss, in a non-threatening environment, various simulated emergency situations.
(10) "Utility-identified Critical Facilities" refers to the facilities the Public Utility identifies that, because of their function or importance, have the potential to threaten life safety or disrupt essential socioeconomic activities if their services are interrupted. Communications facilities and infrastructure are to be considered Critical Facilities.
(11) "Wildfire Mitigation Plan" is the same as a "wildfire protection plan" and refers to the document filed with the Commission relating to an electric utility's risk-based plan designed to protect public safety, reduce the risk of utility facilities causing wildfires, reduce risk to utility customers, and promote electric system resilience to wildfire damage.


Or. Admin. R. 860-300-0010
PUC 4-2022, adopt filed 05/24/2022, effective 5/24/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183, ORS 756, ORS 757 & ORS 759

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 756.040, ORS 757.035, ORS 757.039, ORS 757.649, ORS 758.215, ORS 759.005 & ORS 759.045

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