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Rules and Laws

Rules & Laws

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) exists because of and operates according to laws made by the Oregon Legislature. These laws provide the framework for the PUC’s regulatory authority and certain programs which we are charged with administering. The PUC’s Administrative Rules further explain or implement the laws. The PUC has the authority to adopt, amend, repeal, or renumber rules.

Learn more about the PUC’s authority and operations in the links provided below.

Internal Operating Guidelines

Review the Internal Operating Guidelines to better understand how the PUC operates.


2024 Laws Relating to the PUC -- Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) contain the laws enacted by the legislature and governor, or passed by a vote of the people through the initiative process. Listed below are the more common statutes that bear on the work and function of the PUC. 


Access to the PUC’s Oregon Administrative Rules are on the Secretary of State's website for your convenience.