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.

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

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Kintzle, Jeff
Epworth, IA - Dubuque County

Comply with Plan of Action to prevent future manure releases during manure application and pay $3,500 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state
05/19/2017
Consent Order - 6853
Contact: Kelli Book
Hoppe Airspray LLC
Conrad, IA - Grundy County

Comply with pesticide application laws, pay $1,120 in fish restitution and investigative costs, and pay $7,500 penalty for past aerial discharge to a water of the state
05/15/2017
Consent Order - 6807
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
CertainTeed Gypsum and Ceiling Manufacturing, Inc
Fort Dodge , IA - Webster County

Comply with air quality requirements, including compliance with emissions reduction plan, and pay $10,000 penalty.
05/11/2017
Consent Order - 6826
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Toomey, Floyd
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes and pay $5,000 penalty.
05/11/2017
Consent Order - 6655
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Linkenmeyer, Trent
Riceville, IA - Howard County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for the land application of manure and pay $4,000 penalty and $356 in fish restitution and investigative costs for the purpose of resolving violations resulting from past manure discharge.
05/10/2017
Consent Order - 6814
Contact: Kelli Book
A-Line Iron & Metals Kellogg, LLC
Kellogg, IA - Jasper County

Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remove remaining solid waste from property, and pay $4,150 penalty.
05/10/2017
Consent Order - 6850
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc
Storm Lake, IA - Buena Vista County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of NPDES permit and pay $8,500 penalty
05/01/2017
Consent Order - 6817
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Gary Den Herder
Sioux Center, IA - Sioux County

Comply with manure application requirements and pay $2,500 penalty
04/25/2017
Consent Order - 6827
Contact: Kelli Book
Schroeder, Mark Mark Schroeder Pumping, LLC
Carroll, IA - Carroll County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper transfer and application of manure and pay $4,100 penalty for past manure discharge
04/25/2017
Consent Order - 6843
Contact: Kelli Book
Kalb, Steve
Peosta, IA - Dubuque County

Submit and implement Plan of Action to ensure proper operation of facility and pay $2,000 penalty for past discharge to a water of the state
04/25/2017
Consent Order - 6822
Contact: Kelli Book
McKinnon, Frank
Rockwell, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Rescission of requirements in Order No. 2017-UT-03 because individual passed away
04/20/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6841
Contact: David Scott
Ulses, Roger
Fenton, IA - Kossuth County

Rescission of requirements in Order No. 2016-UT-01 because individual passed away
04/20/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6664
Contact: David Scott
Ranschau, Keith dba Ranschau Pork LLC
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Submit complete MMP and fees and pay $5,000 penalty
04/20/2017
Administrative Order - 6713
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Harms, David
Frederika, IA - Bremer County

Permanent revocation of Grade I wastewater treatment certification and prohibition against holding any further DNR wastewater treatment, water treatment or water distribution certifications
04/18/2017
Consent Order - 6855
Contact: John Crotty
Milford Municipal Utilitied
Milford, IA - Dickinson County

Obtain proper permits prior to construction of water supply projects and pay $3,000 penalty
04/18/2017
Consent Order - 6798
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Spring Valley Resource Management, LLC
Otley, IA - Marion County

(AFO) Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure on employee training on manure transfer and pay $2,433 penalty
04/06/2017
Consent Order - 6836
Contact: Kelli Book
Kerns, Steven
Lenox, IA - Taylor County

(AFO) Construct earthen waste holding pond / dike, submit manure management plan and monthly documentation to DNR on freeboard, gallons of manure land applied and number of animals confined, and pay $6,000 penalty. Stipulated penalties also included if construction is delayed
04/06/2017
Consent Order - 6735
Contact: Kelli Book
Kerns, Steven
Lenox, IA - Taylor County

(AFO) Construct earthen waste holding pond / dike, submit manure management plan and monthly documentation to DNR on freeboard, gallons of manure land applied and number of animals confined, and pay $6,000 penalty. Stipulated penalties also included if construction is delayed. Note: this is the second order issued to this facility with identical order requirements.
04/06/2017
Consent Order - 6800
Contact: Kelli Book
Muscatine County Solid Waste Management Agency
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Amended compliance schedule
04/06/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6569
Contact: David Scott
Honts, Cheryl & Terry
Atalissa, IA - Muscatine County

(UT) Complete permanent closure of UST system, pay delinquent fees, and pay $10,000 penalty
04/03/2017
Administrative Order - 6856
Contact: David Scott
& Amanda Petersen, Brandon Petersen dba Petersen Tire
Prescott, IA - Adams County

Comply with laws and rules regarding disposal of tires, oil filters, and other solid waste and pay $2,500 penalty
03/24/2017
Consent Order - 6849
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Elsbernd, Keith
Calmar, IA - Winneshiek County

If facility is populated in the future, comply with all relevant AFO laws and rules (and submit a plan for manure control). Order also requires payment of $3,500 penalty
03/24/2017
Consent Order - 6824
Contact: Kelli Book
Oetken, Josh
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

outstanding penalty deemed uncollectible by Department of Revenue
03/24/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6319
Contact: David Scott
Unicover, Inc
Britt, IA - Ringgold County

Comply with product tracking and recordkeeping obligations of air quality permit. If permit amendments not approved by DNR, facility must immediately cease use of products that are noncompliant with permits. Order also dismisses earlier appeal and penalty
03/23/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6809
Contact: David Scott
Turkle, Jeffrey
Stockton, IA - Muscatine County

Comply with asbestos NESHAPs in the future and pay $5,800 penalty
03/23/2017
Consent Order - 6858
Contact: Kelli Book
Geer, Denny
New Market, IA - Taylor County

penalty amount deemed uncollectible by Department of Revenue.
03/23/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5961
Contact: David Scott
Brewer, Cash
Cherokee, IA - Cherokee County

penalty amount deemed uncollectible by Department of Revenue.
03/23/2017
Recission - 4955
Contact: Kelli Book
Farmer's Co-operative Society
Boyden, IA - Sioux County

Obtain necessary air quality construction permits and pay $10,000 penalty
03/20/2017
Consent Order - 6852
Contact: David Scott
Yak Mat, LLC
Newell, IA - Buena Vista County

Cease illegal disposal of solid waste, properly remove remaining solid waste from property, and pay $9,000 penalty
03/15/2017
Consent Order - 6844
Contact: David Scott
Jajesska, L.C.
Coralville, IA - Johnson County

cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of NPDES general permit No. 2, pay penalty of $9,000
03/15/2017
Consent Order - 6857
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sigourney Community Fire Department
Sigourney, IA - Keokuk County

Ensure one member is a trained asbestos inspector and pay $2,500 penalty
03/14/2017
Consent Order - 6773
Contact: Kelli Book
Phoenix C & D Recycling Inc. aka Phoenix Renewable Resources
Urbandale, IA - Polk County

Requirement to immediately obtain an Iowa solid waste transfer station permit
03/09/2017
Administrative Order - 6854
Contact: David Scott
Nilles, Dan Nilles Pit and Pumping
Remsen, IA - Plymouth County

Ensure manure management laws are complied with, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures for manure transportation, and pay $1,000 penalty
03/08/2017
Consent Order - 6829
Contact: Kelli Book
Hutcheson, Tim
Marshalltown, IA - Marshall County

Revised penalty due to $700.00
03/08/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6715
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Sport Wade, Inc
Weldon, IA - Decatur County

Conduct site monitoring, perform necessary corrective action, and pay $10,000 penalty
03/07/2017
Administrative Order - 6413
Contact: Aaron Brees
T &T Cattle Co, LLC
Lake Park, IA - Dickinson County

Pay $1,250 penalty for late submittal of MMP update
03/06/2017
Administrative Order - 6825
Contact: Kelli Book
Harter, James
Jefferson, IA - Greene County

Because of inability to pay determination, DNR accepts past payment of $463.68 as sufficient to satisfy penalty obligation
03/06/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 3765
Contact: Kelli Book
Knoblauch, Jim
Montezuma, IA - Poweshiek County

Rescission of Administrative Order Nos. 2016-SW-08 / 2016-AQ-10.
02/28/2017
Recission - 6804
Contact: David Scott
City of Blairsburg
Blairsburg, IA - Hamilton County

Amended compliance schedule for wastewater improvements
02/28/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 5528
Contact: John Crotty
Tiger Land LLLP
Mt Union, IA - Des Moines County

Cease unlawful discharges to waters of the state, comply with all laws regarding the application of pesticides, and pay $4,250 penalty
02/28/2017
Consent Order - 6812
Contact: John Crotty
Denison Municipal Utilities
Denison, IA - Crawford County

Schedule for improvements to wastewater treatment facility
02/21/2017
Consent Order - 6846
Contact: John Crotty
Beverly R Klein, Mark A Klein
Ruthven, IA - Clay County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes, properly dispose of all remaining material and pay $1,500 penalty
02/21/2017
Consent Order - 6847
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Lisa R Miller, Mark J Miller
Ruthven, IA - Clay County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes, properly dispose of all remaining material and pay $1,500 penalty
02/21/2017
Consent Order - 6848
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Burlington
Burlington, IA - Des Moines County

amended compliance schedule to separate combined sewer systems
02/16/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 5564
Contact: John Crotty
Rohlfsen, Clarence
Granville, IA - O'Brien County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for manure handling and storage, properly remove and land apply manure from a water of the state, and pay $6,400 penalty.
02/14/2017
Consent Order - 6816
Contact: Kelli Book
DuBois Chemicals, Inc., dba American Finishing Resources, LLC
Eldridge, IA - Scott County

Comply with air quality control requirements at facility and pay $6,000 penalty
02/09/2017
Consent Order - 6796
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Gray, Jeff dba Grayz Metal Recycling
Story City, IA - Story County

Comply with air quality construction permit requirements, properly remove remaining solid waste from property and pay $4,500 penalty
02/09/2017
Consent Order - 6667
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Tentinger, Nathan Tentinger
Cleghorn, IA - Cherokee County

Operate and maintain animal feeding operation in compliance with applicable law, comply with NPDES permit, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for land application of manure, and pay $5,000 penalty
02/09/2017
Consent Order - 6820
Contact: Kelli Book
Kroeze, Floyd
Clarksville, IA - Butler County

Amendment to rescind penalty - uncollectible by Revenue
02/08/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 3838
Contact: Kelli Book
Randalyn Yeggy, Mark Yeggy
Riverside, IA - Washington County

Payment of $1,500 penalty for manure management plan violations
02/07/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6457
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
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