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 2017 are listed by the date of issuance, in reverse alphabetical order (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. 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. In certain situations, the DNR may choose to include Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in a consent order.

The DNR uses the Enforcement Management System (EMS) to outline the process by which the various regulatory programs in the Environmental Services Division (ESD) of the Iowa DNR pursue compliance with chapters 455B, 455D, 459, 459A, and 459B of the Iowa Code and the rules promulgated there under. The general objective of the EMS is to protect the public health and environment of the State of Iowa through enforcement of the environmental regulatory requirements in a timely, consistent and fair manner.

The Fish Kill Cost Recovery Guidance document assists in the investigation and assessment of fish kills by each division to ensure coordination between the divisions. The guidance also provides information regarding the right to enter a property. This guidance will also ensure the costs for fish restitutions, salaries, meals, lodging and miscellaneous expenses are collected uniformly between the divisions.

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

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Berkland, Curt
Ruthven, IA - Palo Alto County

Pay $3,000 penalty to resolve animal feeding operation violations in connection with the construction of a confinement building
06/12/2018
Consent Order - 6939
Contact: Kelli Book
Synergy Contracting, L.L.C.
Bondurant, IA - Polk County

Prohibition on unlawfully discharging pollutants to a water of the state and payment of $1,500 penalty.
06/08/2018
Consent Order - 6948
Contact: John Crotty
Smith, Jeffry
Nashua, IA - Chickasaw County

Revocation of drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications and prohibition from holding any DNR drinking water / wastewater certifications in the future
06/08/2018
Consent Order - 6964
Contact: John Crotty
SKG Enterprises, Inc.
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Comply with UST release detection requirements for tanks and piping, conduct necessary inspections and pay $10,000 penalty
06/08/2018
Administrative Order - 6962
Contact: David Scott
Luft & Sons, Inc.
Rolfe, IA - Pocahontas County

Cease unlawful open burning and open dumping of solid wastes and pay $6,486 penalty
06/08/2018
Administrative Order - 6929
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Wemark, Harris
Ridgeway, IA - Winneshiek County

Install ground water monitoring system and pay $5,000 penalty to resolve violations associated with construction of an unformed manure storage structure without a construction permit.
05/30/2018
Consent Order - 6862
Contact: Kelli Book
Wernimont, Jason
Auburn, IA - Carroll County

Comply with applicable animal feeding operation rules and pay $2,000 penalty. Order resolves earlier appeal.
05/22/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6845
Contact: Kelli Book
JMD Oil Inc
West Liberty, IA - Cedar County

Comply with public water supply system permit, provide public notice for all past violations and pay $2,340 penalty. Rescinds Administrative Order 17-WS-03.
05/21/2018
Consent Order - 6966
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Friesth, Steve
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Amendment revises the amount of penalty to be collected as $3,349 and eliminate the remaining administrative penaltiy (6,651) due to the conclusion of the Iowa Dept. of Revenue that the penalty was uncollectible.
05/16/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6222
Contact: Kelli Book
Linnaberry, Harold
Toronto, IA - Clinton County

Amendment to remove penalty as deemed uncollectible by DNR and Department of Revenue
05/16/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5188
Contact: David Scott
Vander Vegt, Jeremy Boerderij De Veldhoek, LLC
Hampton, IA - Butler County

Amendment to rescind penalty. Deemed uncollectible by the Department of Revenue and the DNR.
05/15/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6696
Contact: Kelli Book
TS Development
Council Bluffs, IA - Pottawattamie County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of NPDES General Permit No. 2 for the subject site, and pay $7,000 penalty.
05/15/2018
Consent Order - 6905
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Raymond Forsyth Farms Corp
Maynard, IA - Fayette County

Pay $2,000 penalty and $4,910 in fish restitution and investigative costs as a result of a manure discharge at facility, Penalty also includes violations relating to improper demolition of a building at the facility.
04/26/2018
Consent Order - 6937
Contact: Kelli Book
Hoefler, John
New Vienna, IA - Dubuque County

Pay $22,417 in fish restitution and investigative costs and $2,000 penalty for manure discharge at facility. Order also requires the submittal and implementation of a plan to ensure future discharges do not occur at facility.
04/26/2018
Consent Order - 6924
Contact: Kelli Book
Fetters, Jerry
Seymour, IA - Appanoose County

Cease open burning and open dumping of solid waste tires, properly remove all remaining tires, and pay $1,500 penalty
04/24/2018
Consent Order - 6935
Contact: Kelli Book
Waspy's Truck Stop, LLC
Audubon, IA - Audubon County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State, comply with all conditions of NPDES General Permit No. 2 and pay $5,000 penalty
04/24/2018
Consent Order - 6916
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
MK Mini Mart Inc
West Burlington, IA - Des Moines County

Comply with UST certified operator and recordkeeping requirements, and pay $3,300 penalty
04/11/2018
Consent Order - 6947
Contact: David Scott
Albrecht, Donald & David
Shell Rock, IA - Butler County

Develop and implement plan of action to ensure no future manure discharges occur at facility and pay $4,000 penalty for past discharge
04/09/2018
Consent Order - 6918
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Develop standard operating procedure to prevent treated water discharges during construction activities, pay $2,000 penalty and $20,805 in fish restitution and investigative costs for past discharge. In lieu of payment of the $2,000 penalty to DNR, payment is to be made to Linn County Conservation Board for use as a Supplemental Environmental Project
04/09/2018
Consent Order - 6899
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Schieltz, James and Joseph
Guttenberg, IA - Dubuque County

Cease operations of open feedlot, remove all manure from the feedlot, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,047 and an administrative penalty of $2,000.
03/29/2018
Consent Order - 6931
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Middendorp, Todd
Hull, IA - Sioux County

Comply with manure application and manure management plan requirements and pay $5,000 penalty
03/28/2018
Administrative Order - 6861
Contact: Kelli Book
Global Masters dba Johnson's Dry Cleaners
Coralville, IA - Johnson County

Comply with air quality requirements for dry cleaners and pay $10,000 penalty
03/28/2018
Administrative Order - 6912
Contact: Kelli Book
LCNJ Farms, LLC
Remsen, IA - Plymouth County

Submit and implement Plan of Action to prevent future discharges from facility and pay $7,000 penalty
03/27/2018
Consent Order - 6873
Contact: Kelli Book
Samson, Mark
Prairie City, IA - Jasper County

Permanent revocation of all water treatement, wastewater treatment and drinking water distribution certifications and prohibition against holding any further DNR wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment or water distribution certifications.
03/21/2018
Consent Order - 6938
Contact: John Crotty
Central States Coatings, Inc
Iowa City, IA - Johnson County

Cease unauthorized discharges of pollutants to municipal storm sewers or waters of the state and pay $10,000 penalty)
03/20/2018
Administrative Order - 6885
Contact: John Crotty
Greenway Farms, Inc
RockValley, IA - Sioux County

Payment of $1,000 for air quality violations
03/12/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6722
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Allison
Allison, IA - Butler County

submit NPDES permit application, associated fees and pay $1,000 penalty
03/12/2018
Consent Order - 6926
Contact: John Crotty
Singh, Bachan Convenience Stores Leasing and Management, LLC
Malcolm, IA - Poweshiek County

identify sole proprietor personally liable for order obligations and associated fees totalling $1,890; administrative penalty still $8,000
03/12/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6839
Contact: David Scott
Matthews, Michael
Estherville, IA - Dickinson County

Operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with DNR rules and pay $6000 penalty
03/12/2018
Consent Order - 6901
Contact: Kelli Book
Sickles, Jason
Red Oak, IA - Page County

Ensure manure handling done in a manner to prevent release to a water of the state, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for proper manure handling and pay $2100 penalty
03/12/2018
Consent Order - 6919
Contact: Kelli Book
Kalvig, Steven
Grafton, IA - Worth County

Comply with all laws related to burning and disposal of solid wastes and pay $5,000 penalty
02/08/2018
Consent Order - 6925
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Custom Cabinets of Iowa, Inc
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Submit 2016 Minor Source Emission Inventory to DNR and pay $2,500 penalty
02/06/2018
Administrative Order - 6909
Contact: Kelli Book
GATR of Des Moines Inc
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Pay $1,500 penalty for late submittal of 2016 Minor Source Emission Inventory
02/06/2018
Administrative Order - 6908
Contact: Kelli Book
Kent, Ryan
Auburn, IA - Calhoun County

Operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with DNR rules and pay $3,000 penalty
02/01/2018
Consent Order - 6889
Contact: Kelli Book
Vohs, Nathan
Aurelia, IA - Cherokee County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding the burning of solid wastes and pay $500 penalty
01/24/2018
Consent Order - 6921
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Klingborg, Jim & Sheila
Aurelia, IA - Cherokee County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding open burning of solid wastes and pay $1,000 penalty
01/23/2018
Consent Order - 6917
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Advanced Electroforming, Inc.
West Branch, IA - Cedar County

Amended order due to penalty deemed uncollectible
01/22/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6511
Contact: Kelli Book
LJ Unlimited, L.L.C
Iowa Falls, IA - Franklin County

penalty deemed uncollectible
01/22/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5935
Contact: Kelli Book
Daybreak Foods, Inc.
Eagle Grove, IA - Wright County

Cease unlawful discharges of pollutants to a water of the state and pay $5,500 penalty
01/19/2018
Consent Order - 6904
Contact: John Crotty
BNW, Inc
West Chester, IA - Washington County

Submit necessary engineering information, pay outstanding fees, and pay $3,000 penalty for violations associated with construction of nursery building
01/18/2018
Consent Order - 6915
Contact: Kelli Book
Roemhildt, Gary
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Payment of $3,500 for asbestos violations
01/17/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6888
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Grant Walker, Harry Walker Walker Brothers Livestock, Corp
Washington, IA - Washington County

Prohibit future unlawful discharges of effluent and pay $10,000 penalty. Should the facility be operated in the future, responsible parties shall immediately comply with all laws and rules pertaining to animal confinement truck wash facilities
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6898
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Reilly Construction Co., Inc.
Ossian, IA - Winneshiek County

Submit Minor Source Emission Inventory to DNR and pay $2,500 penalty
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6907
Contact: Kelli Book
Wells Enterprises, Inc
Le Mars, IA - Plymouth County

Prohibition against unlawfully discharging a pollutant to any water of the state, pay $4,500 penalty and fish restitution and investigative costs of $980.
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6900
Contact: John Crotty
Clasing, Jay
Ruthven, IA - Palo Alto County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding the burning and disposal of solid wastes and pay a penalty of $2,000 for past violations
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6914
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Ag Air, LLC
Riverside, IA - Des Moines County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding the application of pesticides and pay $3,500 (fish restitution and investigative costs)
12/30/2017
Consent Order - 6813
Contact: John Crotty
Lincolnway Energy, LLC
Nevada, IA - Story County

Comply with Miscellaneous Organic National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (MON NESHAP) and pay $10,000 penalty
12/18/2017
Consent Order - 6880
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Knoblauch, Jim Jumpin' Jimmy's Bar & Grill
Montezuma, IA - Poweshiek County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding air quality and solid waste on properties owned or operated by Mr. Knoblauch and pay $10,000 penalty
12/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6922
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hull Cooperative Association
Hull, IA - Sioux County

Cease unlawful discharges to waters of the state, provide proper training to employees, pay penalty of $4,000 and fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,324
12/14/2017
Consent Order - 6894
Contact: John Crotty
City of Linden
Linden, IA - Dallas County

Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely file for renewal of NPDES permit
12/13/2017
Consent Order - 6866
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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