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.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa DNR) uses this Enforcement Management System (EMS) to outline the process by which the various regulatory programs in the Environmental Services Division (ESD) of the Iowa DNR pursue compliance with chapters 455B, 455D, 459, 459A, and 459B of the Iowa Code and the rules promulgated there under. The general objective of the EMS is to protect the public health and environment of the State of Iowa through enforcement of the environmental regulatory requirements in a timely, consistent and fair manner.

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

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Dewall, Nolan
Cedar Falls, IA - Black Hawk County

Submit manure management plan and fees and pay $3,000 penalty
11/29/2016
Consent Order - 6789
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
NFP of Iowa, LLP
Nodaway, IA - Adams County

Continue to implement procedures at facility (monitoring of manure transfer and routine service of discharge lines) and pay $500 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state
11/29/2016
Consent Order - 6785
Contact: Kelli Book
Quad County Corn Processors Cooperative
Galva, IA - Ida County

Establish binding schedule to submit toxicity reduction evaluation to DNR. Order also includes payment of $4,000 penalty to address permit effluent limit violations.
11/29/2016
Consent Order - 6734
Contact: John Crotty
Weiler, Inc.
Knoxville, IA - Marion County

Comply with air quality construction permit conditions at all times, comply with facility recordkeeping plan, and pay $2,500 penalty.
11/28/2016
Consent Order - 6657
Contact: Anne Preziosi
2. B Windy Enterprises, L.L.C., Charlotte Behmer, and Mark Behmer, dba Behmer Solar Design Homes
Cambridge, IA - Story County

Cease all illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, remove all remaining solid waste to a permitted disposal site, and pay $1,150 penalty.
11/28/2016
Consent Order - 6587
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Swine Graphics Enterprises, LLLP
Doyle Township, IA - Clarke County

Operate and maintain facility in compliance with Iowa law, implement Standard Operating Procedure and regular inspections at the facility, maintain secondary containment system and pay $8,500 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/23/2016
Consent Order - 6771
Contact: Kelli Book
Swine Graphics Enterprises, LLLP
Sand Creek Township, IA - Union County

Operate and maintain facility in compliance with Iowa law, install and maintain controls on facility’s sprinkler systems, and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/23/2016
Consent Order - 6748
Contact: Kelli Book
Vorthmann, Aaron Vorthmann Legacy Farms, LLC
Henderson, IA - Pottawattamie County

Conduct animal feeding operations and manure application practices in accordance with state law and pay $2,500 penalty for past discharge to a water of the state. Portion of the penalty amount may be paid as a supplemental environmental project to the Pottawattamie CCB.
11/17/2016
Consent Order - 6763
Contact: Kelli Book
Cooperative Credit Company
Sioux Center, IA - Osceola County

Complete construction improvements at facility and pay $3,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/16/2016
Administrative Order - 6787
Contact: Kelli Book
Miller, Albert
Kalona, IA - Iowa County

Amendment to Administrative Penalty.
11/16/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 4659
Contact: Kelli Book
Boerderij De Veldhoek LLC
Allison, IA - Iowa County

Amendment to administrative penalty.
11/16/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6392
Contact: Kelli Book
Odom, Ken
Walcott, IA - Iowa County

Amendment to administrative penalty.
11/16/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6421
Contact: Kelli Book
Stump, Travis
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Submit complete manure management plan and pay $3,000 penalty.
11/16/2016
Consent Order - 6780
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Chamness Technology, Inc
Blairsburg, IA - Hamilton County

Cease discharges to waters of the state, prepare contingency plan for jobs involving land application of liquids originating from a wastewater disposal system and pay $5,000 penalty for past prohibited discharge
11/16/2016
Consent Order - 6759
Contact: John Crotty
Steffes, Joe
Nevada, IA - Story County

Cease illegal burning and disposal of solid waste, ensure that solid waste is managed properly in the future, and pay $2,442 penalty.
11/14/2016
Administrative Order - 6795
Contact: David Scott
Portzen Construction, Inc.
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Pay $2,000 penalty for asbestos violations which occurred as a result of a demolition of a warehouse.
11/08/2016
Administrative Order - 6768
Contact: Kelli Book
AKD Investments, LLC and H.M. Mart, Inc.
Blue Grass, IA - Scott County

Rescission of Administrative Order No. 2010-UT-10
11/04/2016
Recission - 6070
Contact: David Scott
Even, Chad
Cedar Falls, IA - Black Hawk County

Pay $3,000 penalty for late submittal of manure management plan and fees
11/02/2016
Consent Order - 6797
Contact: Kelli Book
Mahle Engine Components USA, Inc.
Atlantic, IA - Cass County

Company has connected its wastewater discharge to the City of Atlantic’s wastewater treatment facility pursuant to a treatment agreement with City and is no longer required to have an NPDES permit. $10,000 penalty to be paid as follows: $5,000 penalty payment to state of Iowa and $5,000 paid to Cass County Conservation Board as a supplemental environmental project. Company also agrees to dismiss appeal of earlier order.
11/01/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6560
Contact: David Scott
Van Maanen, Terry Winding Meadows Dairy, Inc
Rock Valley, IA - Lyon County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste, properly dispose of remaining solid waste, and pay $1.000 penalty.
11/01/2016
Administrative Order - 6693
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Kruse, Brian
Sibley, IA - Osceola County

Operate and maintain animal feeding operation in compliance with applicable law and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge
10/26/2016
Consent Order - 6716
Contact: Kelli Book
Kruse, Brian
Sibley, IA - Osceola County

Operate and maintain animal feeding operation in compliance with applicable law and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge
10/26/2016
Consent Order - 6716
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Ryswyk, Dean
Monroe, IA - Jasper County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid wastes and pay $4,800 penalty
10/24/2016
Consent Order - 6643
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Unicover, Inc.
Britt, IA - Hancock County

Obtain necessary air quality construction permit amendments, cease use of non-compliant products, comply with record-keeping obligations, and pay $5,000 penalty
10/20/2016
Administrative Order - 6809
Contact: David Scott
Nilges, Larry
Sumner, IA - Bremer County

Pay $1,500 penalty to resolve violations associated with the expansion of an animal feeding operation without a construction permit
10/19/2016
Consent Order - 6764
Contact: Kelli Book
Osceola Foods, Inc.
Osceola, IA - Clarke County

Pay $1,500 penalty and $529 in investigative costs as a result of a discharge and fish kill
10/17/2016
Consent Order - 6762
Contact: John Crotty
Water Board, Corning Municipal Utilities
Corning, IA - Adams County

Schedule to achieve compliance with state’s drinking water requirements. Order also includes payment of $10,000 penalty.
10/17/2016
Consent Order - 6698
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Keast, Russ Cyclone Cattle, LLC
Henderson, IA - Pottawattamie County

Complete construction and management improvements at facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state
10/14/2016
Consent Order - 6765
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Gillette Grove
Gillette Grove, IA - Clay County

Establish binding schedule to establish a strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges from this disadvantaged unsewered community.
10/14/2016
Consent Order - 6770
Contact: John Crotty
Grandstaff, Kenneth
Dickens, IA - Clay County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste, properly dispose of all remaining solid waste, and pay $3,000 penalty
10/13/2016
Administrative Order - 6613
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Turkle, Jeffrey Turkle's Tree Service, Inc.
Stockton, IA - Muscatine County

Operate tree service in compliance with open burning and solid waste disposal requirements, comply with asbestos regulations for any future renovation or demolition project, and pay $10,000 penalty
10/13/2016
Administrative Order - 6779
Contact: Kelli Book
Water Board, Chariton Municipal Water Works
Chariton, IA - Lucas County

Amended order to resolve certain past water supply violations. Order also includes $10,000 penalty and specifically dismisses appeal of earlier order
10/12/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6641
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Anderson, Terry J.S. Properties, LLC
Oskaloosa, IA - Mahaska County

Pay $10,000 penalty for past asbestos violations
10/12/2016
Administrative Order - 6733
Contact: Kelli Book
Alchemist USA, LLC
Bouton, IA - Dallas County

Order amended to include $1,000 penalty, which has been paid
10/06/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6165
Contact: David Scott
Bockoven, James Lehigh Gas Service
Lehigh, IA - Webster County

Order requires permanent closure of UST and payment of $3,000 penalty
10/05/2016
Administrative Order - 6547
Contact: Aaron Brees
Leander Construction, Inc.
Keokuk, IA - Lee County

Pay $2,500 penalty for past asbestos violations
10/05/2016
Consent Order - 6732
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Emmetsburg
Emmetsburg, IA - Palo Alto County

Schedule to achieve compliance with copper and chloride permit limits. Order also includes $4,750 penalty
10/04/2016
Consent Order - 6810
Contact: John Crotty
Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
Eddyville, IA - Monroe County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,349, and pay a penalty of $3,000 for past discharge of untreated wastewater
09/28/2016
Consent Order - 6766
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Rodman
Rodman, IA - Palo Alto County

Binding schedule to establish strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges to waters of the state
09/23/2016
Consent Order - 6769
Contact: David Scott
Covington, Duane
Chariton, IA - Lucas County

Decision from Department of Inspection and Appeals affirming DNR’s intent to revoke the Grade III Drinking Water Treatment Certificate and Grade IV Drinking Water Distribution Certificate of Duane Covington.
09/21/2016
Administrative Order - 6621
Contact: John Crotty
Breuer, Donald, Ronald, Anne, and Ericka
Burlington, IA - Des Moines County

Amendment to Administrative Order Nos. 16-SW-05 and 16-AQ-07 (Amended $6,694.50 penalty amount)
09/21/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6790
Contact: David Scott
Knoblauch, Jim
Montezuma, IA - Poweshiek County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste, properly remove and dispose of all remaining solid waste and contaminated soil, and pay $10,000 penalty
09/20/2016
Administrative Order - 6804
Contact: David Scott
Ryken Farms, Inc.
New Sharon, IA - Mahaska County

This commercial manure service shall implement a Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper manure handling by its employees, and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state
09/09/2016
Consent Order - 6710
Contact: Kelli Book
Wood, Vicki
Webb, IA - Clay County

Cease illegal disposal and burning of solid waste, properly remove all remaining solid waste, and pay $750 penalty
09/02/2016
Consent Order - 6777
Contact: David Scott
Bates Construction, Inc.
Okoboji, IA - Dickinson County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state and pay $3,000 penalty for past discharge
09/01/2016
Consent Order - 6784
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Hopkins, Steven
Knoxville, IA - Marion County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste and pay $750 penalty
08/23/2016
Consent Order - 6685
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Breuer, Donald, Ronald, Anne, and Ericka
Burlington, IA - Des Moines County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste, properly remove all remaining solid waste from property and pay $7,694.50 penalty
08/23/2016
Administrative Order - 6790
Contact: David Scott
Schon Manure Hauling LLC
Glidden, IA - Carroll County

Ensure that all employees are properly certified to haul, apply or otherwise handle manure and pay $5,000 penalty
08/23/2016
Consent Order - 6744
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Jorgensen, Patricia Plagge
Denison, IA - Iowa County

Implement Plan of Action to prevent manure discharges to waters of the state and pay $500 penalty
08/22/2016
Consent Order - 6751
Contact: Kelli Book
Koth, Paul
Alta, IA - Buena Vista County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of site’s NPDES General Permit No. 2 (storm water), and pay $6,000 penalty
08/08/2016
Consent Order - 6703
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
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