Truck-part maker fined by TDEC

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By Damon Lawrence

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation fined DAYCAB Co. Inc. $2,825 last month. The Rockwood company makes commercial truck parts.
The fine was for failure to apply for proper environmental permits and for damages TDEC incurred during its investigation.
TDEC officials  conducted an inspection in October 2012. They said spray booths, a lamination area, grinding and other equipment were operating without construction and operating permits.
TDEC said DAYCAB gained an economic benefit by failing to apply for a construction permit prior to May 1, 2010.
It “failed to pay annual emission fees for 39.3 tons per year of unpermitted emissions,” TDEC said. “The annual fees the respondent would have been required to pay had a permit been timely applied for is as follows: $1,473.80 for 2012 and 2013.”
DAYCAB can appeal the fine.