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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Emissions Violations

“GE failed to obtain PSD permits in connection with the construction of two jet engine test cells in 1981 and 1982, the modification of two jet engine test cells in 1986 and 1987, the installation of a new steam-generating boiler in 1986. The complaint also alleges that the steam-generating boiler violated the NSPS limitations for the emission of nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’) during certain periods of time in 1991 and 1992. Pursuant to the proposed consent decree, GE has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $225,000 and to implement a Supplemental Environmental Project that involves the replacement of an oil based coolant with a water-based coolant for some of the lathing and milling machinery at the Lynn Facility. GE has also agreed to a cap on the overall annual NOX emissions from its 29 jet engine test cells, as well as a cap on the overall annual NOX and SO2 emissions from its four steam-generating boilers.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine
3/22/1996
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $225,000
Further Information Released
Federal Register 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database