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…

Violation of the Clean Air Act

“General Electric Corporation will pay a $60,684 penalty to resolve Clean Air Act (42 USC §§ 7401 et seq.) violations, voluntarily disclosed by the company, at a facility outside of Albany, New York…[T]he Justice Department alleged that General Electric violated the Clean Air Act by failing to install the proper pollution control equipment on two methanol storage tanks at its silicone products division in Waterford, New York. Methanol fumes are a hazardous air pollutant that contribute to the formation of smog and can cause serious health problems. In January of 1994, when General Electric recognized the violations, they promptly reported them to federal officials. In addition, General Electric made the necessary modifications at the facility.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $60,684
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database