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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.

Cherokee County
Jim & Sheila Klingborg
Comply with all laws and rules regarding open burning of solid wastes and pay $1,000 penalty.

Cherokee County
Nathan Vohs
Comply with all laws and rules regarding the burning of solid wastes and pay $500 penalty.

Washington County
BNW, Inc.
Submit necessary engineering information, pay outstanding fees, and pay $3,000 penalty for violations associated with construction of nursery building.

Wright County
Daybreak Foods, Inc
Cease unlawful discharges of pollutants to a water of the state and pay $5,500 penalty.

  

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

Cedar County
Advanced Electroforming, Inc
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2014-AQ-07:  penalty deemed uncollectable.

Cerro Gordo County
Gary Romhildt
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2017-AQ-22:  Payment of $3,500 for asbestos violations.

Franklin County
LJ Unlimited, LLC
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2010-AFO-16/2010-AQ-12/2010-SW-11:  penalty deemed uncollectable. 

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