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DNR Enforcement Actions

Many times, environmental improvement comes as a result of an enforcement action. Enforcement must take place when people choose to circumvent the law or do not understand the full impact of their actions on our environment. The DNR is charged with ensuring compliance with State of Iowa environmental laws and rules. The compliance portion of the DNR improves our environment through educating citizens and promoting awareness of the environmental impacts of our actions and awareness of applicable law.

Orders reported in 2015 are listed alphabetically (by responsible party, by last name for individuals) below.
Archived orders back to 2007

With administrative orders, responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty. A consent order is issued in settlement of an administrative order or 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.

For more information, please contact Ed Tormey at Ed.Tormey@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8373.

ABC Crane Company, Calhoun County

Cease illegal burning of solid wastes, properly dispose of ashes and residue from burning, and pay a $5,000 penalty. Penalty payment has been received.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi 


Aerial Crop Care, Inc.; Tri State Agri Corp.; Hoppe Airspray LLC; Lyon County

Payment of $3,500 penalty and $1,509 in fish restitution and investigative costs resulting from a fish kill caused by aerial application of pesticides.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

Agriland FS, Inc., Guthrie County
Pay $4,000 penalty and $5,463 in fish restitution and investigative costs for ammonia discharge into waters of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Ainsworth Four Corners, L.L.C., Washington County
Complete improvements to wastewater treatment facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past noncompliance.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Cedar Ridge Vineyard, LLC,  Johnson County
Pay a $1,500 penalty for failure to submit Iowa Operation permit renewal application. Order also requires submittal of renewal.

Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen


Cob Rollers Pork, LLC; Bremer County
Pay a $3,500 penalty to resolve violations of facility’s construction permit requirements related to manure application.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Ayrshire, Palo Alto County
Schedule to implement wastewater treatment facility improvements.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

City of Clarence, Cedar County
Establish compliance schedule for wastewater treatment facility improvements.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen

City of Colwell, Floyd County

Binding schedule to establish strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges to a water of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: John Crotty 


City of Coralville,  Johnson County
Amended compliance schedule for wastewater treatment facility improvements.

Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack 

 

Co-Line Welding, Inc., Mahaska County

Comply with air quality construction permit conditions, address recordkeeping deficiencies at the facility and pay a $4,000 penalty.  Penalty payment has been received.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi 

Denison Municipal Utilities and Farmland Foods, Inc,; Crawford County
Amended schedule to comply with industrial treatment/NPDES permit requirements.
Full administrative orderContact: Jon Tack

Equistar Chemicals, LP; Clinton County
Comply with NPDES permit and pay $6,000 penalty for past effluent discharge violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

City of Fort Dodge (John W. Pray Water Facility),  Webster County

Establish a construction schedule for necessary wastewater treatment facility improvements.
Full administrative order
Contact: John Crotty  


Goebel Pumping Service, L.C.,  Bremer County

Pay a $3,500 penalty for manure application violations. Penalty payment has been received.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book 


Grage, Lee; Plymouth County

Timely submit all monitoring reports required by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and pay $3,000 penalty.Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

City of Harris, Osceola County
Compliance schedule for rehabilitation of the city’s wastewater collection system and/or improvements to the wastewater treatment facility.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

Habben, Dennis; Webster County
Amended order to acknowledge cleanup of the tires at the two sites listed in the order. Penalty of $1,500 paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Holtkamp, Larry; Wright County
Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly dispose of all remaining solid waste on property, and pay $2,500 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

Iowa County Sanitary Landfill,  Iowa County 
Revised compliance schedule for completion of improvements to the wastewater treatment facilities at the landfill.

Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack 


Jerome W. Vittetoe Pork, Ltd, Washington County
Comply with manure applicator certification requirements and pay $5,000 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Kooima, Terrance; Sioux County
Timely submit all monitoring reports required by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and pay $3,000 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

Kooima, Terrance;  Sioux County

Submit required NPDES reports on a timely basis and pay $2,500 penalty for past violations. Order also rescinds Consent Order 15-AFO-03.  Penalty payment has been received.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 


Kyle Pattison Tire Company LLC, Clayton County  

Amends a 2010 consent order to modify the date by which the company will begin a project to seal the historic accumulation of waste tires in an inactive underground mine.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

LDR Ranch, Ltd., Keokuk County
Implement improvements at facility to prevent future discharges of manure to a water of the state and pay $4,100 penalty for previous discharge. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Leda Properties, LTD, Dubuque, Dubuque County
Pay $5,000 penalty for violations of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. 2 during construction activities at Cedar Crest subdivision.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc., Atlantic, Cass County
Compliance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and other water quality requirements contained within the order and payment of a $10,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen

Minsa Corporation, Red Oak, Montgomery County
Comply with land application requirements for the disposal of wastewater and pay $10,000 penalty for past violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

MLS Legacy, LLP; Clinton Vos; Jasper County
Establish procedures to prevent future manure discharges to waters of the state. Requires payment of $7,850 penalty and $348 for fish restitution and investigative costs for past manure discharge.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Monona, Clayton County
Order establishing a schedule for the necessary upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment facility.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

Muscatine County Solid Waste Management Agency, Muscatine County
Make necessary improvements to solid waste landfill and pay $6,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

City of New London,  Henry County
Pay $1,500 penalty for failure to submit NPDES permit renewal application. Order also requires submittal of renewal.  Penalty payment has been received.

Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen  


Peterson, Brian; Woodbury County

Cease discharge of runoff from production areas to water sources and pay $10,000 penalty for water quality and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Pottebaum, Jeff; Sioux County
Operate facility to ensure new controls prevent effluent from reaching a water of the state and pay $4,000 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Preston Ready-Mix Corporation, Clinton County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with NPDES General Permit Number 5 and pay a $4,500 penalty.  Penalty payment has been received.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 

Rasmussen, Eric and Thunder Valley Ag LLP; Taylor County
Construct improvements at facility to prevent future manure discharge to waters of the state. Order also requires payment of a $5,000 penalty for past manure discharge.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Riesberg,  Wayne; Audubon County

Comply with all separation distance requirements for future land applications of manure and pay $3,000 penalty.  Penalty payment has been received.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book 


City of Rowan, Wright County

Binding schedule to establish strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges to a water of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: John Crotty

S.L. Baumeier Company, LLC, Marshall County
Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and open burning of solid wastes and pay $5,000 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

City of Storm Lake, Buena Vista County
Cease all discharges of sediment to receiving water bodies, comply with all applicable conditions of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. 2, and pay an administrative penalty of $7,000.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Thys, Joel and Thys Chevrolet, Inc., Benton County
Pay $10,000 penalty for illegal dumping and burning of solid wastes.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Valley Machining Co. dba Valley Machining Company and VMC, Sioux County
Obtain flood plain development permit for building in the flood plain and pay a $4,000 penalty.

Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 


Van Diest Supply Company, Webster County 

Amends compliance schedule in a 2014 consent order dealing with air quality issues.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Vugteveen Lawn Service, Inc., Spirit Lake, Dickinson County
Cease all illegal open burning of solid waste, appropriately manage all remaining waste on –site, and pay $5,000 penalty.Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi  

Wagner, Galen; Mitchell County
Modify the animal feeding operation facility, implement improvements to facility operations (including animal mortality disposal) and pay $6,500 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Ed Tormey

Waigand, Benjamin; Union County
Comply with manure application and construction permit requirements and pay $5,000 penalty for manure application violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Ed Tormey

West Central Cooperative, Halbur, Carroll County
Pay $4,000 penalty and $7,064 in fish restitution and investigative costs due to discharge of pollutants to waters of the state.  In lieu of paying $4,000 penalty amount, payment may be made to Carroll County Conservation Board.
Full administrative order

Contact: Aaron Brees

Winchester Carriage, Inc. dba Monarch Enterprises, Inc.; Jasper County
Ensure all employees handling and applying manure are properly certified and comply with all separation distances during manure application, and pay $3,125 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Woodland Park, LLC dba Woodland Mobile Home Park,  Louisa County
Pay $1,500 penalty for failure to submit NPDES permit renewal application. Order also requires submittal of renewal.

Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen 

Yeggy, Mark and Randalyn; Washington County
Submit complete Iowa Phosphorus Index manure management plan, pay annual fees, and pay $5,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum


DNR Enforcement Actions

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Roorda, Brian Brian Roorda Dairy, LLC
Maurice, IA - Sioux County

Submit Plan of Action to prevent future discharges to waters of the state, pay $35,000 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $5,500 penalty for a manure discharge resulting in water quality violations and a fish kill).
07/02/2015
Consent Order - 15-AFO-19
Contact: Kelli Book
Eastern Iowa Regional Utility Services System, Fairview
Fairview, IA - Jones County

Administrative Order (WW) Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely renew NPDES permit.
07/01/2015
Administrative Order - 15-WW-17
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Smith Ag, Inc.
Little Cedar River, IA - Mitchell County

Smith Ag, Inc. (Mitchell County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Ensure that all future handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner to prevent discharge to a water of the state; pay fish restitution and investigative costs in an amount of $4,075; and pay $1,500 penalty to resolve violations resulting from a manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill).
06/17/2015
Consent Order - 6652
Contact: Kelli Book
Golden Grain Energy, LLC
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Golden Grain Energy, LLC (Mason City) – Administrative Consent Order (AQ) (Comply with air quality construction permits and Title V operating permit; submit all necessary permit applications; develop and implement a maintenance plan to ensure compliance with permit requirements; and pay $10,000 penalty for past violations).
06/17/2015
Consent Order - 6645
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Truro
Truro, IA - Madison County

City of Truro (Madison County) – Administrative Consent Order (WW) (Comply with NPDES permit and schedule contained within order).
06/15/2015
Consent Order - 6321
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
M.G. Waldbaum Co.; Michael Foods, Inc., et.al.
Britt, IA - Hancock County

M.G. Waldbaum Company, dba Michael Foods Inc. et al (Hancock County) – Administrative Consent Order (WW) (Comply with wastewater operating permit and pay $8,000 penalty for past permit violations)
06/09/2015
Consent Order - 6625
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Farm Nutrients, LLC
Okoboji, IA - Kossuth County

Farm Nutrients, LLC (Kossuth County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Pay $5,000 penalty for past discharge of runoff from manure stockpile to waters of the state. $3,750 of penalty amount may be paid as Supplemental Environmental Project to the Kossuth County Conservation Board.)
06/02/2015
Consent Order - enf6633.pdf
Contact: Kelli Book
Porter Farms, Inc.
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Porter Farms, Inc. (Jefferson County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Prevent future manure releases at facility and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure release).
06/02/2015
Consent Order - enf6644.pdf
Contact: Kelli Book
Kolker, Vicky Adams Dairy, LLC
Garnavillo, IA - Clayton County

Vicky Kolker and Adams Dairy, LLC (Clayton County) – Administrative Consent Order (AFO) (Implement Plan of Action to prevent future manure releases, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $28,267, and pay $6,000 penalty for a manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill).
05/20/2015
Consent Order - 6599
Contact: Kelli Book

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