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…

Corpus Christi Oil Spill

Valero Refining-Texas, L.P. agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act for a spill of 3,400 barrels (142,800 gallons) of oil from its Corpus Christ, Texas refinery into the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on June 1, 2006. Valero will pay a $1.65 million civil penalty and construct a boat ramp that will aid emergency response efforts in the spill area, a project that will cost approximately $300,000. The penalty will be deposited in the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is used to pay for federal cleanups of oil spills.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $1,950,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 8/16/2008
EPA Press Release 8/16/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database