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…

Kulluk Permit Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited Shell’s Kulluk Conical Drilling Unit with 9 violations of its air quality permit while drilling in the waters off Alaska. The EPA claims that Shell didn’t properly monitor the air emissions coming out of the Kulluk as required by the rig’s permit under the Clean Air Act, and that the Kulluk exceeded nitrogen-oxide emission limits, ran its incinerator longer than the permit allowed, and failed to report excess air emissions in a timely manner.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Notice of Violation
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Further Information Released
EPA Notice of Violation 1/10/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database