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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…

Benicia Refinery Wastewater Permit Violation

The San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board proposed fining Valero’s Benicia, California refinery $197,500 for discharging 1.13 million gallons of partially treated plant wastewater into Suisun Bay and the Carquinez Strait in January 2016. The Board claimed that Valero discharged wastewater into surrounding waterways for about 9 hours, in violation of its federal permit limits.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Complaint
10/13/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Valero Energy Corp. $197,500
Further Information Released
Water QC Board Complaint 10/13/2016
Water QC Board Public Notice 10/13/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database