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…

EPA Region V v. Total Petroleum, Inc. (Violations of the Clean Air Act and RCRA)

An enforcement action began in September 1997 in response to various alleged environmental violations at the Alma, Michigan refinery of Valero subsidiary Total Petroleum, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency identified Clean Air Act violations relating to emissions monitoring, reporting and inspection and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations relating to the maintenance of wastewater ponds and hazardous waste storage and disposal. In April 2000, TPI settled the matter, and agreed to pay $9.9 million for specific environmental and economic development projects and $4 million in penalties. A Consent Decree reflecting the settlement was entered by the court on March 27, 2001.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $13,900,000
Further Information Released
SEC 10-K (p. 20 of 128) 10/6/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database