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…

Wisconsin Ethanol Plant Air Pollution Violations

Valero Renewables Fuels Company, LLC agreed to pay $17,000 in forfeitures and statutory surcharges to settle an air pollution lawsuit filed by the state of Wisconsin. According to the state, Valero Renewable Fuels’ ethanol plant near Jefferson exceeded air pollution limits from February through June of 2010. (Valero Energy had acquired the plant from Renew Energy and began operating it in early February 2010. According to the Attorney General, when the company acquired the plant, it already had significant compliance issues and was operating in violation of its permit.)

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $17,000
Further Information Released
Wisconsin AG Press Release 4/6/2012
Final Judgment 4/2/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database