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…

Violations of Wetlands and Water Quality Laws

Bechtel paid a fine for violating New Hampshire’s wetlands and water quality laws in the construction of a gas pipeline. “PNGTS [Portland Natural Gas Transmission System] began building the 68-mile-long gas pipeline through Coos County in the spring of 1998, with Bechtel acting as general contractor for the project. During construction, DES inspectors discovered many violations of state environmental laws and permit conditions, mostly involving the discharge of sediment into streams and wetlands. Sedimentation and turbidity impair water quality and can damage fish and wildlife habitat as well as wetlands vegetation.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $90,000
Further Information Released
New Hampshire DOJ Press Release 6/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database