Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violation of the Clean Water Act

In January 2006, a CH2M subsidiary “entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. The DPA relates to a previously disclosed investigation of a Clean Water Act (CWA) violation at [two] wastewater treatment facilities in Connecticut. Pursuant to the DPA, [the] subsidiary will contribute $2.0 million to community projects and take other agreed upon steps to enhance CWA compliance procedures at the two wastewater treatment facilities in Connecticut…The violation related to failure to comply with sampling and reporting requirements of the CWA and there is no evidence the violation resulted in harm to human health or the environment.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Date of Agreement - approximate
Contractors Involved Penalty
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $2,000,000
Further Information Released
SEC 10-K (p. 16 of 86) 8/29/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database