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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/EnforcementActions

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.

Des Moines County
Ag Air, LLC
Comply with all laws and rules regarding the application of pesticides and pay $3,500 (fish restitution and investigative costs).

Palo Alto County
Jay Clasing
Comply with all laws and rules regarding the burning and disposal of solid wastes and pay a penalty of $2,000 for past violations

Plymouth County
Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Prohibition against unlawfully discharging a pollutant to any water of the state, pay $4,500 penalty and fish restitution and investigative costs of $980.

Washington County
Walker Brothers Livestock, Corp., Harry Walker and Grant Walker
Prohibit future unlawful discharges of effluent and pay $10,000 penalty. Should the facility be operated in the future, responsible parties shall immediately comply with all laws and rules pertaining to animal confinement truck wash facilities.

Winneshiek County
Walker Brothers Livestock, Corp., Harry Walker and Grant Walker
Submit Minor Source Emission Inventory to DNR and pay $2,500 penalty.

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