Sunday, February 26, 2017
TDEC Hits Jack Daniels On Air Violations
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
Tennessee environmental officials have hit distiller Jack Daniels with a $500 fine for failure to maintain the required power on an air pollution prevention device on 96 occasions.
According to a notice issued earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation could have fined the Lynchburg distillery $25,000 for each day the required voltage was not maintained on an electrostatic precipitator serving a boiler.
The notice stated that the violations were noted in a six month report Jack Daniels filed with TDEC on Sept. 2 of last year.
The notice states that 96 of 521 entries during the six month period showed the proper voltage was not maintained at 12 killowatts.
According to the notice Jack Daniels can appeal the fine.