Enforcement Actions
Posted: 09/08/2011
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.

Audubon County
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company, Audubon
Pay $1,000 penalty for illegal open burning and open dumping at the City of Audubon’s tree and tree trimming site.  Company also required to provide training to employees regarding compliance with DNR’s solid waste and open burning rules.

Buena Vista County
Buena Vista County
Properly install and maintain all required erosion control measures on its road construction project, cease all discharges of sediment to neighboring properties and receiving water bodies, comply with all applicable conditions of NPDES General Permit No. 2, and pay a penalty of $10,000.

Crawford County
Lagoon Pumping & Dredging, Inc.
Pay $3,000 penalty for discharge of manure to water of the state.

Fremont County
Manildra Milling Corporation, Hamburg
Cease illegal burning and properly dispose of solid waste, and pay $10,000 penalty.

O’Brien County
Bryan Rohlfsen
Cease all illegal burning of solid waste and pay $1,500 penalty.

Winneshiek County
Gary Elsbernd
Pay $1,500 penalty, $1,786 in fish restitution, and $1,167 in investigative costs for a manure discharge from animal feeding operation.


Consent Amendments
A consent amendment is issued in settlement of a previous administrative order or to amend a pre‚Äźexisting consent order. A consent amendment indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Jones County
Jones County
Updated compliance schedule to meet applicable effluent and water quality standards for wastewater discharges generated in the unincorporated area of Jones County known as Fairview.