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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 (Texas City Refinery)

BP Products North America Inc. agreed to pay a $12 million civil penalty, spend $6 million on a supplemental project to reduce air pollution, and spend more than $161 million on pollution controls, enhanced maintenance and monitoring, and improved internal management practices to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at its Texas City, Texas, refinery. The settlement resolved the company’s noncompliance with a 2001 consent decree and CAA regulations requiring strict controls on benzene and benzene-containing wastes generated during petroleum refining operations.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
2/19/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $179,000,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 4/7/2009
DOJ Press Release 4/7/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database