Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Failure to Report Hazardous Chemical Releases

“U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5… settled an administrative complaint against Honeywell International for violation of federal laws on the reporting of hazardous chemical releases. The company… agreed to pay a $36,000 fine.” “EPA alleged that fires on February 5, 1998, and December 17, 1999, at Honeywell’s tar plant at 1200 Zug Road, Detroit, Mich., resulted in the release of coal tar. After the incident, the company failed to immediately notify the National Response Center and the Michigan State Emergency Response Commission. Honeywell also failed to provide written follow-up reports to the Michigan SERC and the city of Detroit’s local emergency planning committee after the second fire. These reports are required as soon as practicable after such incidents.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. $36,000
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 10/11/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database