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UST / LUST Staff Roster and Responsibilities

To e-mail staff use the following format: firstname.lastname@dnr.iowa.gov

Executive Staff:  
Alex Moon
Bureau Chief, Land Quality Bureau 515-281-8927
Elaine Douskey Supervisor 515-281-8011
Underground Storage Tanks (UST):  
Tom Collins Reviews all UST inspection and closure reports.  Other assigned duties. 515-281-8879
Paul Nelson Reviews all UST inspection and closure reports.  Other assigned
duties. Lead worker in UST program responsible for rule developments, coordination with EPA.
515-281-8779
Lisa Niedermayer Processes forms & reports for tank installations, closures, & inspections; manages annual tank tag renewals, registrations, & review of insurance. 515-242-6492
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST): Staff Map
 
Vacant Contract Activities, Financial status evaluation of LUST site
owners unable to pay for assessment or corrections.
515-281-8964
Dawn Santa Maria LUST tracking system.  Records and tracks LUST reports.
Administrative duties.
515-281-8865
Bonnie Garrison Groundwater and UST professional certifications. 
Administrative duties.
515-281-6010
Matthew Graesch Assists in cleanup of UST sites in north central Iowa. 515-242-6490
Ruth Hummell Lead coordinator for cleanup of UST sites in the northern central, 
western & eastern Iowa.  Field Offices 1, 2,  & 3.
515-281-8997
Kate Meyer Assists in cleanup of UST sites in north central Iowa. 515-242-6491
Shelly Nellesen Assists in cleanup of UST sites in south central Iowa.  Field Office #5. 515-242-6489
Lee Osborn Assists in cleanup of UST sites in south central Iowa. 515-281-8135
Verne Schrunk Lead coordinator for cleanup of UST sites in the southern central,
western & eastern Iowa.  Field Offices 4, 5, & 6.
515-281-6704
Tammy Vander Bloemen Assists in cleanup of UST sites in south central Iowa. 515-281-8957
Jeff White
LUST enforcement coordinator (statewide), LUST rule writing, in addition to managing projects in FO 1, 2, & 3.  515-242-8925
Vacant Corrective Action Facilitator
UST Support:
Laura Juliano
Technology support and database 515-281-8946
Aaron Brees Legal Support for all UST activities 515-281-5965
DNR Records Center Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for
legal holidays, for the public to view open records relating to
environmental and conservation interests.
515-242-5818

Office Location

502 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Fax: 515-281-8895

External Contact Information:

Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST): State Fire Marshal Division

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC)

National Workgroups on Leak Detection Evaluations (NWGLDE)

University of Iowa Hygienic Lab (UHL): Certification for UST


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