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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…

Clean Air Act Violations (El Segundo, CA)

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. agreed to pay a $6 million penalty and $1 million for environmental improvement projects to settle claims of Clean Air Act violations at its offshore loading terminal near El Segundo, California. The government alleged that vapors known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) leaked into the atmosphere, and contributed to the area’s smog problem, as petroleum products were transferred to marine vessels at the terminal. Chevron’s records showed that from 1995 to 1998, the facility did not use pollution control technology required by the federal Clean Air Act and California environmental regulations.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
8/23/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
ChevronTexaco Corporation $7,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/30/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database