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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.

Butler County
Richard Reser
Comply with all laws regarding open burning and disposal of solid wastes, properly dispose of all remaining solid wastes on property, and pay $1,600 penalty.

Butler County
J & S Kramer, L.L.C.
Maintain repairs at facility and pay $2,250 penalty and $1,224 in fish restitution and investigative costs to resolve water quality violations and a fish kill resulting from a manure release.

 

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

Pottawattamie County
Bhupinder Gangahar, Saroj Gangahar and International Business Inc.
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2012-UT-02.  Rescinds penalty after deemed uncollectible.

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