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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

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. 

Calhoun County
Jeff Kirchoff
Revocation of drinking water and wastewater certifications.

Dallas County
City of Linden
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely file for renewal of NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit. 


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

Muscatine County
Cheryl & Terry Honts
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2017-UT-08:  Inability to pay determination.