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…

Beaumont, TX Refinery Explosion – Environmental Violations

ExxonMobil paid $616,000 to resolve alleged environmental violations stemming from an April 2013 fire at the company’s oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, which occurred when workers used a torch to remove bolts from the top of a device called a heat exchanger. An inspection following the incident disclosed violations of the Clean Air Act and of the regulations known as the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions. In addition to the civil penalty, Exxon also agreed to hire an independent auditor to conduct a compliance audit at the refinery, and to purchase a hazardous materials incident command vehicle, valued at $730,000, for the Beaumont fire department.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $1,346,000
Further Information Released
Federal Register Notice 3/12/2019
Complaint 3/6/2019
Consent Decree 3/6/2019
DOJ Press Release 3/6/2019

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database