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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.  

Administrative Orders

Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Jackson County
Justin Clasen
Either submit National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit application or eliminate man-made conveyance, properly stockpile manure, pay $4,953 in fish restitution and investigative costs and pay $5,000 penalty.  

Scott County
Dean Marten
Cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remove all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $10,000 penalty.

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