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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 515-281-8973.

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

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

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


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 

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 

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 

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

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

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

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

Stephan Palen, 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

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

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

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




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