DNR Enforcement Actions
Many times, environmental improvement comes as a result of an enforcement action. Enforcement must take place when people choose to circumvent the law or do not understand the full impact of their actions on our environment. The DNR is charged with ensuring compliance with State of Iowa environmental laws and rules. The compliance portion of the DNR improves our environment through educating citizens and promoting awareness of the environmental impacts of our actions and awareness of applicable law.

Orders reported in 2015 are listed alphabetically (by responsible party, by last name for individuals) below.
Archived orders back to 2007

With administrative orders, responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty. A consent order is issued in settlement of an administrative order or as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

For more information, please contact Ed Tormey at Ed.Tormey@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8373.

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Banwart, Trent Kenneth & Marlene Banwart Revocable Trust
West Bend, IA - Kossuth County

Administrative Consent Order (AFO) Submit manure management plan update and fees and pay $3,000 penalty.
02/04/2016
Consent Order - 6687
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sealine, Paul
Stratford, IA - Hamilton County

(AFO) Install improvements at the facility to prevent future manure discharges to waters of the state and pay $500 penalty. Stipulated penalties also included for noncompliance with order.
01/25/2016
Consent Order - 6705
Contact: Kelli Book
Mahaska Co. SW Management Commission
Oskaloosa, IA - Mahaska County

(SW)Compliance schedule to return landfills to compliance with applicable requirements of Iowa law related to operation and maintenance of sanitary landfills. Stipulated penalties included for noncompliance with order.
01/15/2016
Consent Order - 6626
Contact: David Scott
The Good Eggs, LLC
Iowa Falls, IA - Franklin County

Administrative Consent Order (WW) Cease all discharges to waters of the state, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $4,579 and a penalty of $5,000 for a previous discharge causing a fish kill.
01/13/2016
Consent Order - 6689
Contact: John Crotty
Einck Dairy, Inc.
Fort Atkinson, IA - Winneshiek County

Develop Standard Operating Procedure for the handling of manure and equipment at the facility, and pay $4,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/23/2015
Consent Order - 6701
Contact: Kelli Book
Hickenbottom Construction Co., Ltd.
Sigourney, IA - Keokuk County

(SW) Permanently cease illegal disposal of solid waste, ensure proper disposal of solid waste disposed of on property, and pay $2,500 penalty.
11/23/2015
Consent Order - 6707
Contact: David Scott
Frank, Curtis C & K Farms, LLC
Oakville, IA - Des Moines County

(AFO) Submit manure management plan update and fees and pay $3,000 penalty.
11/11/2015
Consent Order - 6702
Contact: Kelli Book
McMurray, Terry and Virginial
Bussey, IA - Marion County

(AQ/SW) Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and open burning activities and pay $3,360 penalty.
11/11/2015
Consent Order - 6630
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Dougherty
Dougherty, IA - Cerro Gordo County

(WW) Establish schedule for strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges to waters of the state.
11/04/2015
Consent Order - 6683
Contact: John Crotty
Feuerhelm, Alan Plymouth Dairy Farms; Feuerhelm Properties
LeMars, IA - Plymouth County

(AFO) Institute facility improvements and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/03/2015
Consent Order - 6688
Contact: Kelli Book
Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co.
Allison, IA - Butler County

(WW) Submit Plan of Action regarding spill reporting and mitigation and pay $10,000 penalty for prior spill.
11/03/2015
Consent Order - 6652
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Iowa Select Farms, LC
Weldon, IA - Clarke County

(AFO) Pay $3,000 penalty for failure to timely submit manure management plan updates and fees.
10/29/2015
Consent Order - 6692
Contact: Kelli Book
Shumaker, Richard
Tipton, IA - Cedar County

(AFO) Develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the handling of manure and preventative equipment maintenance. The SOP shall set out procedures to prevent future manure releases to waters of the state. Order also requires payment of $9,563 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a penalty of $4,000 for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
10/21/2015
Consent Order - 6691
Contact: Kelli Book
Nagel, Anthony
Allerton, IA - Wayne County

Institute construction and operation measures at facility and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
10/14/2015
Consent Order - 6648
Contact: Kelli Book
Muhlbauer, Daniel
Manilla, IA - Crawford County

(AFO) Prevent further discharges of manure to waters of the United States by either obtaining an NPDES permit or permanently remedying the cause of the discharge. In addition, the order requires the payment of a penalty of $7,000 for past violations.
09/29/2015
Administrative Order - 6629
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Monona
Monona, IA - Clayton County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Consent Order 15-WW-04 updates the compliance schedule.
09/29/2015
Amendment to Consent Order - 6567
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sedore Inc. dba Sedore Sanitation and Recycling
Stockport, IA - Van Buren County

Administrative Order (AQ/SW/WW) Order addresses illegal solid waste disposal and open burning of solid waste at a permitted solid waste transfer station. Order includes revocation of the permit (subject to the right of a hearing on this matter) and payment of a $10,000 penalty.
09/29/2015
Administrative Order - 6661
Contact: David Scott
Timmerman, Adam AT Livestock Ent. South
Cherokee, IA - Cherokee County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Order No. 14-AFO-21 Pay $2,125 penalty for past manure management plan violations. Order resolves earlier appeal.
09/23/2015
Amendment to Consent Order - 6576
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Meter Feedyard, LLC
Guthrie Center, IA - Guthrie County

Operate facility in compliance with state law and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
09/22/2015
Consent Order - 6635
Contact: Kelli Book
D & L Swine, L.L.C.
Melvin, IA - Osceola County

(AFO) Maintain and operate all animal feeding operation structures in accordance with Iowa law and pay $500 penalty for past manure discharge.
09/16/2015
Consent Order - 6674
Contact: Kelli Book
Orange City, City of
Orange City, IA - Sioux County

(WW) Schedule for necessary upgrades to city’s wastewater treatment facility.
09/16/2015
Consent Order - 6619
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
D & L Swine, L.L.C.
Melvin, IA - Osceola County

Administrative Consent Order (AFO) Maintain and operate all animal feeding operation structures in accordance with Iowa law and pay $500 penalty for past manure discharge.
09/16/2015
Consent Order - 6674
Contact: Kelli Book
Parks Finishing J3, LLC
Percival, IA - Fremont County

Administrative Consent Order (AFO) Comply with manure application requirements and pay $2,000 penalty for past violations.
09/14/2015
Consent Order - 6639
Contact: Kelli Book
Schwarte, Patrick
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Administrative Consent Order (WW) Permanent revocation of Grade II wastewater treatment certification and prohibition from holding any DNR wastewater certification in the future.
09/14/2015
Consent Order - 6671
Contact: John Crotty
Niday, Jay
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Administrative Consent Order (WW) Permanent revocation of Grade IV wastewater treatment certification and prohibition from holding any DNR wastewater certification in the future.
09/14/2015
Consent Order - 6670
Contact: John Crotty
Westra, John
Primghar, IA - O'Brien County

Prevent future discharges of manure runoff to waters of the state. In addition, pay $162,495 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $10,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state that led to a significant fish kill.
09/14/2015
Administrative Order - 6597
Contact: Kelli Book
Lawler, William Jeff Lawler
Peosta, IA - Dubuque County

(AFO) Ensure manure storage structures are capable of properly containing manure. In addition, pay $1,118 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $9,000 penalty for past violations, including a manure discharge to a water of the state that led to a fish kill.
09/14/2015
Administrative Order - 6611
Contact: Kelli Book
Lindoah, LLC dba Hog Haven
Red Oak, IA - Montgomery County

Initiate facility improvements to prevent further manure release to a water of the state. Order also includes $1,000 penalty for past manure release.
09/08/2015
Consent Order - 6669
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Coggon
Coggon, IA - Linn County

Compliance schedule for construction of new wastewater treatment facility.
09/08/2015
Consent Order - 6647
Contact: John Crotty
Eggers, Gary
Stacyville, IA - Mitchell County

Pay $10,000 penalty for noncompliance with laws and rules governing the storage and disposal of waste tires.
08/17/2015
Administrative Order - 6677
Contact: David Scott
Boevers, Steve Dresden, LLC
Readlyn, IA - Chickasaw County

Ensure proper land application of manure, including proper training of staff. Order also includes $6,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
08/11/2015
Consent Order - 6660
Contact: Kelli Book
Horras Hogs, LLC; DJB Family Farms, LLC
Keota, IA - Jefferson County

Prevent future discharges of manure to waters of the state and comply with manure application requirements. Also includes $4,000 penalty.
07/29/2015
Consent Order - 6609
Contact: Kelli Book
R.J. Hauling, Inc.
Viola Township, IA - Sac County

(AFO) Comply with all separation distance requirements for future land applications of manure and pay $1,000 penalty for past violation.
07/27/2015
Consent Order - 6656
Contact: Kelli Book
Gilbertville, City of
Gilbertville, IA - Black Hawk County

Schedule for wastewater treatment facility improvements and pay $2,000 penalty for NPDES permit violations.
07/24/2015
Consent Order - 6650
Contact: John Crotty
Winter Feedlots, Inc.
Akron, IA - Plymouth County

(AFO) Requirement to be properly certified to handle, transport, or apply manure and pay $2,500 penalty for past violations.
07/20/2015
Consent Order - 6659
Contact: Kelli Book
Brian Roorda Dairy, LLC
Maurice, IA - Sioux County

Submit Plan of Action to prevent future discharges to waters of the state, pay $35,000 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $5,500 penalty for a manure discharge resulting in water quality violations and a fish kill.
07/02/2015
Consent Order - 6606
Contact: Kelli Book
Eastern Iowa Regional Utility Services System
Fairview, IA - Jones County

Administrative Order issued due to the failure to timely apply to renew an NPDES permit. The order assesses a penalty of $1,000.
07/01/2015
Administrative Order - 6668
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Bristow, City of
Bristow, IA - Butler County

The consent order is entered into for the purpose of establishing a binding schedule to establish a strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges to waters of the state.
06/29/2015
Consent Order - 6649
Contact: John Crotty
Smith Ag, Inc.
Little Cedar River, IA - Mitchell County

Smith Ag, Inc. (Mitchell County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Ensure that all future handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner to prevent discharge to a water of the state; pay fish restitution and investigative costs in an amount of $4,075; and pay $1,500 penalty to resolve violations resulting from a manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill).
06/17/2015
Consent Order - 6652
Contact: Kelli Book
Golden Grain Energy, LLC
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Golden Grain Energy, LLC (Mason City) – Administrative Consent Order (AQ) (Comply with air quality construction permits and Title V operating permit; submit all necessary permit applications; develop and implement a maintenance plan to ensure compliance with permit requirements; and pay $10,000 penalty for past violations).
06/17/2015
Consent Order - 6645
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Truro
Truro, IA - Madison County

City of Truro (Madison County) – Administrative Consent Order (WW) (Comply with NPDES permit and schedule contained within order).
06/15/2015
Consent Order - 6321
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Ainsworth Four Corners, LLC
Ainsworth, IA - Washington County

Complete improvements to wastewater treatment facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past noncompliance.
06/15/2015
Amendment to Consent Order - 6532
Contact: Aaron Brees
M.G. Waldbaum Co.; Michael Foods, Inc., et.al.
Britt, IA - Hancock County

M.G. Waldbaum Company, dba Michael Foods Inc. et al (Hancock County) – Administrative Consent Order (WW) (Comply with wastewater operating permit and pay $8,000 penalty for past permit violations)
06/09/2015
Consent Order - 6625
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Farm Nutrients, LLC
Okoboji, IA - Kossuth County

Farm Nutrients, LLC (Kossuth County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Pay $5,000 penalty for past discharge of runoff from manure stockpile to waters of the state. $3,750 of penalty amount may be paid as Supplemental Environmental Project to the Kossuth County Conservation Board.)
06/02/2015
Consent Order - enf6633.pdf
Contact: Kelli Book
Porter Farms, Inc.
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Porter Farms, Inc. (Jefferson County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Prevent future manure releases at facility and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure release).
06/02/2015
Consent Order - enf6644.pdf
Contact: Kelli Book
Kolker, Vicky Adams Dairy, LLC
Garnavillo, IA - Clayton County

Vicky Kolker and Adams Dairy, LLC (Clayton County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Implement Plan of Action to prevent future manure releases, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $28,267, and pay $6,000 penalty for a manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill).
05/20/2015
Consent Order - 6599
Contact: Kelli Book
ABC Crane Company
Rockwell City, IA - Calhoun County

Cease illegal burning of solid wastes, properly dispose of ashes and residue from burning, and pay a $5,000 penalty.
05/11/2015
Consent Order - 6623
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Co-Line Welding, Inc.
Sully, IA - Mahaska County

Comply with air quality construction permit conditions, address recordkeeping deficiencies at the facility and pay a $4,000 penalty.
05/11/2015
Consent Order - 6631
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Valley Macining Co. d/b/a Valley Macining Company and VMC
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Obtain flood plain development permit for building in the flood plain and pay a $4,000 penalty.
05/11/2015
Consent Order - 6608
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Preston Ready-Mix Corporation
Preston, IA - Clinton County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with NPDES General Permit Number 5 and pay a $4,500 penalty.
05/08/2015
Consent Order - 6615
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
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