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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 2014 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.

4Sight Group, LLC, dba 4Sight Construction, Des Moines,  Polk County
Pay $5,000 penalty to resolve air quality violations which occurred during the renovation of the Elsie Mason Manor.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Abkes, Wendall; dba City Sanitary Service, Butler County
Cease illegal operation of solid waste transfer station and pay $3,000 penalty.  Order rescinds Order No. 2010-SW-36 and the appeal of that order is withdrawn.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum  

ADA Enterprises, Inc., Worth County

Comply with pretreatment agreement with city of Northwood and Iowa law and pay $10,000 penalty for past wastewater pretreatment violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum  

Advanced Electroforming, Inc., West Branch, Cedar County

Pay $1,500 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Stipulated penalties also included if MSEI is not submitted per the order. 
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

AEC Enterprises, Inc., Warren County
Pay $5,000 penalty for air quality construction permit violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

Annie’s, LLC, dba Togie Pub, Lime Springs, Howard County
Requirements for sampling, monitoring and hiring a certified operator.  Order also requires payment of a $3,500 penalty and outstanding water supply fees.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen

Barker Specialty Products, LLC, Keosauqua, Van Buren County
Comply with all conditions of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit No. 1 and pay $3,000 penalty for past violations of storm water permit.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

City View Farms, LLC, O’Brien County
Institute improvements at facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past manure discharges.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

City of Corydon, Wayne County
Amends 2008 consent order to revise construction schedule for upgrade of city’s sanitation collection system and wastewater treatment facilities.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen

Dahlgren, David; Hardin County
Comply with manure applicator certification requirements and pay $3,000 penalty.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Dairy Venture LLC, Linn County
Pay $3,000 penalty and $873 in investigative costs to resolve violations resulting from a manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill.  Note: $421 in fish restitution and investigative costs has already been paid. The penalty has been paid.  Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

DeJong, Larrell and Jodi; Osceola County
Submit construction permit application and as-built plans for unauthorized construction and pay $2,250 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Randy Clark

City of Deloit, Crawford County

Establishes a schedule for wastewater treatment and collection system improvements.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Denison Municipal Utilities and Farmland Foods, Inc., Crawford County
Order requires Farmland Foods to pay $10,000 penalty for past wastewater violations.  Order also sets forth a schedule to achieve and maintain compliance with applicable requirements related to the operation of the Denison Municipal Utilities’ wastewater treatment plant and sanitary sewer collection system.  This includes pretreatment requirements for Farmland Foods.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

DeRocher, Corey; dba DeRocher Brothers Farms, Plymouth County

Pay $2,000 penalty and agree to land apply manure in a manner that complies with Iowa law.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum   

City of Diagonal, Ringgold County
Pay $4,000 penalty for air quality and solid waste violations which occurred during the demolition and burning of a building.  $3,000 of the penalty may be paid as a Supplemental Environmental Project to the Ringgold County Conservation Board. The penalty and SEP have been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book 

Dry Creek Farms, Sioux County

Pay $5,000 penalty and submit a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit application for the purpose of resolving violations resulting from a manure discharge from an animal feeding operation. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book 

Early, Audra; dba Mid-States Manufacturing and Engineering, Inc.; Van Buren County
Pay $2,500 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Stipulated penalties also included if MSEI is not submitted per the order.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book 

Eisenhauer, Larry; Woodbury County
Cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, remove all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $4,675 penalty.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Elston III, Millard; and The Earthman, L.C.; Fairfield, Jefferson County
Pay $2,000 penalty to resolve air quality and solid waste violations that occurred during the demolition of trailers and the burning and disposal of associated solid waste from the trailer park.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Foreman, Rex; Sioux County
Order to resolve the illegal stockpiling of waste tires, including stipulated penalties for non-compliance with the order.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Fluit Jr., John;
Lyon County

Update nutrient management plan, maintain feedlot in accordance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit at all times and pay $9,000 penalty for unpermitted discharge to water of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum   

Grain Processing Corporation
Muscatine
Pay $1.5 million penalty from a recent Attorney General order to resolve air and water pollution violations.Full administrative order
Contact: Dave Sheridan, Iowa Attorney General's office 

Habben, Dennis; Webster County
Properly remove and dispose of illegally stockpiled waste tires and pay $10,000 penalty.  Offset of penalty (up to $7,000) may be received for costs incurred in complying with order.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Hansen, David; and Debra Imhoff, Iowa County
Remove unauthorized structures in the floodplain and pay $1,000 penalty.  This order rescinds Order No. 2013-FP-01.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum  


Harms, Brad; O’Brien County
Comply with manure control and application requirements and pay $1,500 penalty for past violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Randy Clark

Henningsen,  Charles and Patricia; Palo Alto County
Pay $2,000 penalty for failure to timely submit manure management plan and fee. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book 

High Plains Dairy LLP; Osceola County
Institute remedial measures at facility and pay $5,000 penalty for manure discharge. The penalty has been paid. 
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book 

Howard, Treven and Northwest Manure Management, Inc., O'Brien County
Comply
with manure release, application, and commercial manure service certification requirements and pay a penalty of $6,000.
Full administrative order
Contact: Randy Clark

Huedepohl, Dennis; dba Breckenridge Estates Mobile Home Park; Iowa City, Johnson County
Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly dispose of remaining solid waste, and pay $5,000 penalty.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book 

City of Humboldt, Humboldt County
Complete construction of upgraded water treatment plant. $8,000 of penalty will be waived if construction is completed according to schedule.  The remaining $2,000 penalty may be paid as a Supplement Environmental Project to the Humboldt County Conservation Board.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen


H&W Contracting, LLC, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County
Cease illegal construction of dewatering wells, plug wells in accordance with Iowa law, and pay $3,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum   


City of Indianola
, Warren County
Terminates 2009 order to acknowledge compliance to date with provisions of order and to terminate the one continuing requirement which would otherwise remain in effect.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

J&J Pork, L.L.C., Iowa County
Pay $4,000 penalty for animal feeding operation violations.  This amendment settles appeal of original order. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book 

J&K Contracting L.L.C., Storm Lake, Buena Vista County
Cease discharges of sediment to receiving water bodies, comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and pay penalty of $7,500. 
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Jensen, Donna; Ringsted, Emmet County
Cease illegal open burning of solid waste, properly dispose of all remaining solid waste on the property, and pay $3,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum   

K&D Feedyards LLC, Sioux County

Comply with manure control requirements, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements, and pay $9,000 penalty for past discharge.
Full administrative order
Contact: Randy Clark

Lammers, Greg; dba G&J Hauling; Plymouth County
Comply with manure application requirements and pay $2,000 penalty for past violations.
Full administrative order
ontact: Carrie Schoenebaum   

Lehman, Bob; dba Permeate Refining, Inc. fka Xethanol Refining, Inc.; Hopkinton, Delaware County
Pay $1,500 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Stipulated penalties also included if MSEI is not submitted per the order
.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book 

Loeffelholz, Abby J.; dba Industrial Fabrication & Machining, Inc., Waterloo, Black Hawk County
Pay $1,450 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory for 2012.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Lubka, Leland; Ames, Story County
Cease illegal solid waste disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste, properly remove all remaining solid waste from property and pay $5,700 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

City of Mapleton, Monona County

Complete improvements to wastewater treatment facility and pay $1,500 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 

Moeller, Martin; Henry County
Document removal of all solid waste on property and pay $5,000 penalty for illegal open burning and illegal open dumping of solid wastes.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi


Moeller
, Marvin; Henry County

Document removal of all solid waste on property and pay $5,000 penalty for illegal open burning and illegal open dumping of solid wastes.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi


The Maschhoffs, Inc., Buckeye, Hardin County

Comply with wastewater and air quality construction permitting requirements and pay $10,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 

McLanahan Corporation, Cedar Rapids, Linn County
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Order also requires submittal of MSEI and stipulated penalties if the MSEI is not submitted.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Minburn, Dallas County
Amendment to extend the completion date for construction of wastewater collection facility.
Full administrative order
Contact: Tamara Mullen

Newbury Management Company, dba Newbury Living and EMM Associates, L.P. , Des Moines
Pay $3,000 penalty to resolve air quality violations which occurred during the renovation of the Elsie Mason Manor. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Niehouse Cleaners & Draperies, dba Jerry’s Cleaners, Marshalltown, Marshall County
Comply
with air quality requirements and pay $3,000 penalty for past violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Northern Dewatering, Inc., Storm Lake, Buena Vista County
Obtain all construction permits prior to construction of wells and pay $6,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum  

Northern Filter Media, Inc., Muscatine, Muscatine County
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Order also requires submittal of MSEI and stipulated penalties if the MSEI is not submitted.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Osceola, Clarke County
Amends 2009 consent order to revise compliance schedule for the completion of sanitary sewer collection system improvements.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Palen, Stephan; Ottumwa, Wapello County
Payment plan for a $2,500 penalty from a 2013 administrative order addressing air quality issues.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Poweshiek Water Association, Benton County
Comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay $3,500 penalty for past wastewater violations.Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum  

P.M. Lattner Manufacturing Company, Cedar Rapids, Linn County
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Prairie Valley Farm Service, LLC, Woodbury County
Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid wastes, properly remove remaining solid waste from the site, and pay $4,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

Quality Mat Co., Inc., Waterloo,Black Hawk County
Pay $3,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Stipulated penalties also included if MSEI is not submitted per the order.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Quarry Services, Inc., Fort Dodge, Webster County
Pay $5,000 penalty for failure to have a storm water permit for the discharge of pollutants from a gypsum mine into a water of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

ReimerDouglas; Clayton County
Pay $6,000 penalty to resolve violations resulting from a manure discharge from a confinement feeding operation that resulted in water quality violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Rieck, Darwin; Benton County
Pay $2,956 in fish restitution, $1,762 in investigative costs, and a $4,750 penalty for violations resulting from a manure discharge from an open feedlot that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

River Highlands Homeowners Association, LeClaire, Scott County
Amends 2008 administrative order penalty to a $750 payment and another $750 payment as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to resolve past water supply operation violations and to resolve an existing appeal of a 2008 order.  The SEP consists of payment to either the Scott County Conservation Board or to the Nahant Marsh Education Center. Both the penalty and the SEP have been paid, and the facility has returned to compliance.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen

Royal Oaks Development Corporation and AJ Spiegel; Peosta, Dubuque County
Cease illegal solid waste disposal activities and pay $8,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

Schimmer, Kyle; Ida County

Cease illegal open burning of solid waste and pay $750 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

Schmitz,Doug and Dan; Osceola County
Comply with all manure control and application requirements and pay $2,500 for past violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Randy Clark

Seng, Joe; Lost Nation, Clinton County
Pay $3,000 penalty for the purpose of resolving air quality violations which occurred during the renovation of a building in Lost Nation.Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Simonson, Simon; Kossuth County
Cease illegal disposal of solid waste and pay $5,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

Skelley, Joseph and Ssippi Valley Saloon, LLC, Burlington; Des Moines County
Pay $2,000 penalty to settle appeal of original 2013 order regarding air quality violations. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Storm Lake, Buena Vista County
Obtain all construction permits prior to construction of wells and pay $2,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 

Timmerman, Adam; dba AT Livestock Ent South, Cherokee County
Pay $4,250 penalty for late submittal of manure management plan and fees.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Toronto, Clinton County 
Establishes a schedule for compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and requires the payment of $5,000 penalty.   
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

United Church of Diagonal,  Ringgold County
Pay $6,000 penalty for air quality and solid waste violations which occurred during the demolition and burning of a church building and church house.  $4,500 of the penalty amount may be made to the Ringgold County Conservation Board as a supplemental environmental project. The penalty has been paid and supplemental environmental project completed.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Van Diest Supply Company, Webster City, Hamilton County
Compliance schedule to correct air quality violations discovered at facility.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Van Maanen, Marvin; Lyon County
Pay $1,775 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $5,000 penalty for the purpose of resolving violations resulting from a manure discharge from open feedlot. The penalty has been paid.
Full administrative order
Contact: 
Kelli Book

Wells, Grant; Pocahontas County
Comply with all manure control requirements, repair existing earthen basin, pay $1,500 penalty and fish restitution of $22,149 for past discharge.
Full administrative order
Contact: Randy Clark

Western Iowa Telephone Association (A Cooperative)Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of storm water permit, and pay $4,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum  

City of Wilton,  Cedar and Muscatine counties 
Construction schedule to upgrade city’s wastewater treatment facility and payment of $1,500 penalty.Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen 

City of Wyoming, Jones County
Comply with schedule for improvements to wastewater collection and treatment facility and pay $2,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack











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