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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…

Failing to Repair Leaking Pipe Connectors (Richmond, CA)

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District fined Chevron $242,500 for failing to repair leaking petrochemical pipe connectors in a timely manner at its Richmond, California refinery. According to BAAQMD inspectors, the Chevron plant had 241 leaking connectors (out of 800,000 in total) during a three month period in 1998. Emissions from leaking connectors contribute to ground-level ozone formation, which can cause or exacerbate respiratory diseases.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
3/26/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
ChevronTexaco Corporation $242,500
Further Information Released
BAAQMD Newsletter (p. 2 of 6) 8/30/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database