Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of California Hazardous Waste Laws

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) sued FedEx Ground Package System for violating California’s hazardous waste control laws by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing hazardous materials. FedEx was accused of committing more than 1,500 violations at 31 FedEx terminals and at its hubs in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties from at least November 2008 through May 2014. The violations involved transporting packages of hazardous materials—including acids, solvents, insecticides, batteries, and other flammable, toxic, or corrosive materials—through hubs that were not authorized for such materials and shipping these packages without proper labels, registration, and manifests. In June 2016, FedEx agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle the complaint without admitting any liability.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $3,357,975
Further Information Released
DTSC Press Release (June 2016) 6/13/2016
Settlement Agreement 6/2/2016
DTSC Press Release (June 2014) 6/26/2014
Complaint 6/25/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database