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…

Federal and State Clean Air Violations in Norco, LA

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) reached a settlement with Shell Chemical LP over alleged Clean Air Act and other violations at Shell’s chemical plant in Norco, Louisiana. Federal and state authorities alleged Shell violated laws by failing to properly operate industrial flares at the facility. Shell agreed to spend approximately $10 million to install and operate air pollution control and monitoring technology to reduce harmful air pollution from four industrial flares at the Norco plant. Shell also paid civil penalties totaling $350,000 ($262,500 to the United States and $87,500 to LDEQ).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $10,350,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/12/2018
Consent Decree 2/12/2018
DOJ Press Release 2/12/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database