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 (Toledo, OH)

BP agreed to pay $1.75 million for alleged illegal discharges of pollutants and reporting violations at its Toledo, Ohio refinery. The settlement resolves claims that BP violated the Clean Air Act by emitting excess quantities of sulfur dioxide by unlawfully flaring gases containing high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide. Such emissions contribute to acid rain. The agreement also resolves claims that BP violated the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) by failing to immediately notify emergency response authorities when the pollutants were discharged. BP agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.4 million and spend $350,000 on two supplemental environmental projects.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $1,750,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 4/26/2008
EPA Enforcement Actions (pp. 3-5 of 7) 4/26/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database