Commission introduces online filing for telecommunications providers:
On March 10, 2003, we implemented a new online filing process. This online
filing system allows telecommunications carriers to electronically submit applications
for certification as a Competitive Provider via the Commission Web site.
The Electronic Filing (eFiling) system also
allows carriers to electronically upload agreements under the Federal
Commission rules require a signed original that must be mailed or
delivered to the Commission to be considered an official filing.
Additional copies may continue to be required as well. The signed original
must match the electronic document(s).
Introduction to eFiling:
In November 2001 the Oregon Public Utility Commission introduced electronic filing
for Carrier to Carrier Agreements submitted for approval under the federal
Telecommunications Act of 1996. Carriers filed these agreements via email
or diskette, in PDF or rich text format (RTF) compatible text (in addition to the
In June, 2002, we expanded the existing electronic filing requirements to all documents
submitted for arbitration proceedings and any disputes related to these agreements
(i.e., all ARB and IC dockets).
If you need help finding these documents, see
How do I view these electronic documents?, below.
Create New User Account/How to file:
You need to set up an electronic filer account prior to filing your document(s).
General contact information for filing originals
and other types of documents.
Contacts for setting up an eFiling account are:
File Carrier-to-Carrier Agreements and related documents.
| Cheryl Walker
|| (503) 378-2849
File a Competitive Provider Application and related documents.
| Lois Meerdink
|| (503) 378-8959
File Tariffs, Price Lists, and related documents.
| Kathy Williams
|| (503) 378-2118
You need to know...
The PUC web filing system requires versions 4.0 or above if
using either Netscape or Internet Explorer.
You may submit your document(s) in most popular formats
(e.g., Word, Wordperfect, Excel, Lotus, etc.).
We are unable to accept .zip files at this time.
eFiling Upload Process
After you log in to the eFiling system, you will be prompted to fill in a
few simple fields. CONTINUE buttons will guide you
through the process. You may click CANCEL to start
again or to terminate your upload. Be aware that you will be returned to the
first Filing Selection page and lose all of your work. If you are applying for
a Competitive Provider certificate, you will be given the option of filling out the
online form (required if you do not have a copy of the official form), or attaching
your saved application along with the appropriate attachments. The upload page
allows up to five documents to be selected and submitted.
A SUBMIT button is on the final page. After
submitting, the filing is immediately received at the PUC and is automatically
routed to the appropriate person for review (Gatekeeper). At the same time you will
receive a confirmation email. This email is automatically generated and
indicates that the filing was received. It does not constitute
acknowledgement nor approval.
After the filing is reviewed, you will be notified by email as to whether it was
accepted or was unable to be processed as filed. This
ACCEPTANCE process means that the application and or
filing has been reviewed and found to be complete and in compliance with Commission
rules. You will receive another email when the filing is posted to the PUC
Web site as part of the NOTIFICATION process.
This email will include the assigned docket number.
Your filing must go through the required process before it is officially approved
and/or granted (if required). You may expect additional questions from PUC staff
and/or interested persons. If a protest is filed, you will be notified immediately.
You may follow the progress of your filing after the docket
number is assigned by locating it on the
eDocket search page.
If you need assistance at any time during the eFiling process, please call the appropriate contact indicated above.
How do I view these electronic documents?
With eFiling, parties and interested persons can view electronic versions of
electronically filed documents through eDockets using the
Docket/Tariff Search or the Daily Filings page.
A PDF icon
or the symbol [PDF]
will be displayed wherever there is an available document.
Click on the icon to view the document. Recently filed agreements are
available on the Carrier-to-Carrier agreements page
for 90 days.