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DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/AboutDNR/EnforcementActions.aspx

Consent Orders
A consent order is issued 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. 

Buena Vista County
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of NPDES permit and pay $8,500 penalty.

Dubuque County
Jeff Kintzle
Comply with Plan of Action to prevent future manure releases during manure application and pay $3,500 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state. 

Grundy County
Hoppe Airspray, LLC
Order issued to comply with pesticide application laws, and includes payment of $1,120 fish restitution and investigative costs, and pay $7,500 penalty for past aerial discharge to a water of the state. 

Howard County
Trent Linkenmeyer
Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for the land application of manure and pay $4,000 penalty and $356 in fish restitution and investigative costs for the purpose of resolving violations resulting from past manure discharge. 

Jasper County
A-Line Iron & Metals Kellogg, LLC
Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remove remaining solid waste from property, and pay $4,150 penalty. 

Wapello County
Floyd Toomey
Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes and pay $5,000 penalty.

Webster County
CertainTeed Gypsum and Ceiling Manufacturing, Inc.
Comply with air quality requirements, including compliance with emissions reduction plan, and pay $10,000 penalty. 

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