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…

Del Amo Superfund Site Cleanup

The federal government lodged a proposed consent decree in a lawsuit seeking cleanup costs from Shell Oil Company under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for Operable Unit 1 of the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles County, California. The consent decree also resolved a lawsuit filed by the State of California seeking to recover cleanup costs associated with the site. The site is the location of a former synthetic rubber plant that was in operation from 1942 until 1972. During its operation, hazardous substances were released from the plant into the environment. Shell purchased the plant in 1955. The consent decree requires Shell Oil to implement remediation measures, pay the federal government $1,200,000 and California $63,994 for past cleanup costs and all future costs of overseeing implementation of the remedial action. The proposed settlement included the General Services Administration as a settling federal agency as the successor to the former federal government owners of the plant, and provided that the United States will reimburse Shell for a portion of the costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $1,263,994
Further Information Released
Federal Register Notice 10/7/2015
Complaint 9/29/2015
Consent Decree 9/29/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database