Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Air Quality Regulations (Carson, CA)

In March 2005, it was announced that BP would pay over $106 million in the largest legal settlement ever with Southern California’s air pollution agency. The agreement ended litigation over pollution from the BP West Coast Products refining plant in Carson, where neighboring residents have complained for years about emissions from the facility. The settlement requires BP to pay the South Coast Air Quality Management District $31 million in cash, which includes $25 million in penalties and $6,012,360 for past emission fees; $30 million over 10 years to fund programs for asthma diagnosis and treatment; $25 million to replace a waste system that reduces hydrogen-sulfide pollution; and $20 million for other pollution controls at the plant.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $106,012,360
Further Information Released
AQMD Press Release 3/29/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database