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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. 

Keokuk County
W.C. Gretter and Sons, Inc
Pay $5,000 penalty to resolve open burning and asbestos violations which occurred as a result of the demolition, burning and disposal of four buildings

Johnson County
Cedar Ridge Vineyard, LLC
Cease unauthorized discharges of wastewater; submit plan for permanent proper disposal of non-domestic wastewater and, in the interim, haul wastewater to a permitted WWTP; and pay $4,700 penalty. Order also rescinds Administrative Order No. 2015-WW-09.

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