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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.

Chickasaw County
Jeffry Smith
Revocation of drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications and prohibition from holding any DNR drinking water/wastewater certifications in the future.

Palo Alto County
Curt Berkland
Pay $3,000 penalty to resolve animal feeding operation violations in connection with the construction of a confinement building.

Polk County
Synergy Contracting, L.L.C
Prohibition on unlawfully discharging pollutants to a water of the state and payment of $1,500 penalty.

Sioux County
Rolling View Farms, Inc.
Pay $2,000 penalty to resolve violations of construction permit conditions.

 

Administrative Orders

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

Pocahontas County
Luft & Sons, Inc.
Cease unlawful open burning and open dumping of solid wastes and pay $6,486 penalty.

Polk County
SKG Enterprises, Inc.
Comply with UST release detection requirements for tanks and piping, conduct necessary inspections and pay $10,000 penalty.

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