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 2015 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.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa DNR) uses this 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 thereunder.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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Gritton, Steve
Tipton, IA - Cedar County

Cease open burning of solid wastes and pay $3,000 penalty.
05/05/2016
Consent Order - 6747
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Ottumwa
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Amended compliance schedule to address combined sewer overflows.
05/05/2016
Amendment to Consent Order - 6246
Contact: John Crotty
Pieper, Craig
Wever, IA - Lee County

Ensure compliance with laws and rules governing land application of manure and pay $3,000 penalty.
05/02/2016
Consent Order - 6690
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Bertch, Gary Bertch Cabinet Mfg., Inc.
Waterloo, IA - Black Hawk County

Comply with air quality requirements, including construction permitting requirements, and pay $7,200 penalty.
05/02/2016
Consent Order - 6731
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Nora Springs
Nora Springs, IA - Floyd County

Schedule for necessary upgrades to city’s wastewater treatment facility and payment of $5,500 penalty
04/25/2016
Consent Order - 6663
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Krauskopf Pumping Service, LLC
Decorah, IA - Allamakee County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure to prevent future discharge to a water of the state and pay $2,000 penalty for past manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations.
04/13/2016
Consent Order - 6741
Contact: Kelli Book
Anderson Excavating Co., Inc.
Council Bluffs, IA - Pottawattamie County

Amend order to acknowledge compliance efforts and the fact that the company provided adequate financial assurance. Payment of penalty is waived and company ordered to comply with closure permit.
04/13/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6178
Contact: David Scott
Eisenhauer, Larry
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Amendment to administrative order amends penalty amount to $4,438, which has been paid.
04/07/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6414
Contact: Kelli Book
Sievers, Michael FMP I, LLP
Newell, IA - Buena Vista County

(AFO) Ensure compliance with manure application requirements and pay $4,175 penalty to resolve past manure application violations.
04/06/2016
Consent Order - 6740
Contact: Kelli Book
Cassens, Bret J & J Pit Stop
Sigourney, IA - Keokuk County

Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2010-UT-09 Payment of $1,200 penalty pursuant to an agreed upon payment schedule
03/22/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6068
Contact: David Scott
Van Loon, Lavern
Hartley, IA - O'Brien County

(AFO) Operate and maintain all facilities in compliance with animal feeding operation rules, pay $3,000 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $500 penalty for past manure discharge resulting in a fish kill.
03/21/2016
Consent Order - 6676
Contact: Kelli Book
Country Air MHP; Erickson Trucking, Inc.
Ogden, IA - Boone County

(WW) Compliance schedule for orderly closure of wastewater treatment lagoon.
03/18/2016
Consent Order - 6742
Contact: John Crotty
C & D Services, LLC
LeMars, IA - Plymouth County

(AFO) Submit and implement Plan of Action to prevent future manure discharges to waters of the state and pay a penalty of $1,000
03/14/2016
Consent Order - 6723
Contact: Kelli Book
Goldsmith, Michael
Corning, IA - Adams County

(WS) Agreement for permanent revocation of operator’s water treatment and water distribution certifications.
03/11/2016
Consent Order - 6697
Contact: John Crotty
Guthrie County Board of Supervisors; Country View Estates
Guthrie Center, IA - Guthrie County

(WW) Submit NPDES permit renewal application or cease discharge at facility. Order also requires payment of $1,000 penalty
03/09/2016
Administrative Order - 6708
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Oxford Junction, City of
Oxford Junction, IA - Jones County

(WW) Submit NPDES permit renewal application or cease discharge at facility. Order also requires payment of $1,000 penalty.
03/09/2016
Administrative Order - 6709
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Ledyard, City of
Ledyard, IA - Kossuth County

(WW) Establish schedule for necessary improvements for the treatment of wastewater.
03/07/2016
Consent Order - 6684
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Inc.
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Amendment to Administrative Order 2013-UT-02. Order satisfied because USTs have been removed and a "No Further Action" certificate has been issued.
03/01/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6404
Contact: David Scott
VanderVegt, Jeremy Boerderij DeVeldhoek LLC
Allison, IA - Butler County

(AFO) Operate facility in accordance with Iowa law and pay $10,000 penalty.
02/29/2016
Administrative Order - 6696
Contact: Kelli Book
Phillips, Dennis R.
Riverton, IA - Fremont County

(UT) Properly close and remove all underground storage tanks at the site and pay $10,000 penalty.
02/29/2016
Administrative Order - 6666
Contact: David Scott
Banowetz, Darryl
Charlotte, IA - Clinton County

(AFO) Develop and implement corrective action plan to prevent future discharges from the facility and pay $4,000 penalty.
02/29/2016
Consent Order - 6720
Contact: Kelli Book
Swartz, Logan S & K Custom
Hampton, IA - Hardin County

(AFO) Ensure future manure application activities are done in a manner that does not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state and payment of $1,000 penalty.
02/29/2016
Consent Order - 6719
Contact: Kelli Book
Travis, Mark
Sidney, IA - Fremont County

(WS) Operator agrees to permanent revocation of Grade II Water Treatment Certification and Grade II Water Distribution Certification.
02/18/2016
Consent Order - 6730
Contact: David Scott
NMC Holdings, LLC
Holstein, IA - Ida County

(AFO) Order sets out requirements to prevent further discharges of manure to waters of the state and includes $2,750 penalty.
02/15/2016
Consent Order - 6726
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Wyoming
Wyoming, IA - Jones County

Amendment to Administrative Consent Order No. 2014-WW-08. Modify the schedule for construction of improvements to City’s wastewater collection and treatment facility.
02/15/2016
Amendment to Consent Order - 6459
Contact: John Crotty
Chariton Municipal Water Works
Chariton, IA - Lucas County

(WS) Compliance schedule for improvements to city’s public water supply system and $10,000 penalty.
02/10/2016
Administrative Order - 6641
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Lawler, William Jeff Lawler
Peosta, IA - Dubuque County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2015-AFO-27 Amended compliance schedule, payment of fish restitution and investigative costs of $1,118 and payment of $6,000 penalty. Order also resolves earlier appeal.
02/09/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6611
Contact: Kelli Book
Sedore Inc.; Sedore Sanitation and Recycling
Stockport, IA - Van Buren County

Administrative Consent Order (SW/AQ/WW) Order authorizes revocation of transfer station permit and closure of the facility and payment of $10,000 penalty. Order also resolves earlier appeal.
02/09/2016
Consent Order - 6729
Contact: David Scott
Ulses, Roger
Fenton, IA - Kossuth County

Administrative Order (UT) Compliance schedule to address petroleum contamination and payment of $7,000 penalty.
02/08/2016
Administrative Order - 6664
Contact: David Scott
Banwart, Trent Kenneth & Marlene Banwart Revocable Trust
West Bend, IA - Kossuth County

Administrative Consent Order (AFO) Submit manure management plan update and fees and pay $3,000 penalty.
02/04/2016
Consent Order - 6687
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sealine, Paul
Stratford, IA - Hamilton County

(AFO) Install improvements at the facility to prevent future manure discharges to waters of the state and pay $500 penalty. Stipulated penalties also included for noncompliance with order.
01/25/2016
Consent Order - 6705
Contact: Kelli Book
Mahaska Co. SW Management Commission
Oskaloosa, IA - Mahaska County

(SW)Compliance schedule to return landfills to compliance with applicable requirements of Iowa law related to operation and maintenance of sanitary landfills. Stipulated penalties included for noncompliance with order.
01/15/2016
Consent Order - 6626
Contact: David Scott
The Good Eggs, LLC
Iowa Falls, IA - Franklin County

Administrative Consent Order (WW) Cease all discharges to waters of the state, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $4,579 and a penalty of $5,000 for a previous discharge causing a fish kill.
01/13/2016
Consent Order - 6689
Contact: John Crotty
Einck Dairy, Inc.
Fort Atkinson, IA - Winneshiek County

Develop Standard Operating Procedure for the handling of manure and equipment at the facility, and pay $4,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/23/2015
Consent Order - 6701
Contact: Kelli Book
Hickenbottom Construction Co., Ltd.
Sigourney, IA - Keokuk County

(SW) Permanently cease illegal disposal of solid waste, ensure proper disposal of solid waste disposed of on property, and pay $2,500 penalty.
11/23/2015
Consent Order - 6707
Contact: David Scott
Frank, Curtis C & K Farms, LLC
Oakville, IA - Des Moines County

(AFO) Submit manure management plan update and fees and pay $3,000 penalty.
11/11/2015
Consent Order - 6702
Contact: Kelli Book
McMurray, Terry and Virginial
Bussey, IA - Marion County

(AQ/SW) Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and open burning activities and pay $3,360 penalty.
11/11/2015
Consent Order - 6630
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Dougherty
Dougherty, IA - Cerro Gordo County

(WW) Establish schedule for strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges to waters of the state.
11/04/2015
Consent Order - 6683
Contact: John Crotty
Feuerhelm, Alan Plymouth Dairy Farms; Feuerhelm Properties
LeMars, IA - Plymouth County

(AFO) Institute facility improvements and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/03/2015
Consent Order - 6688
Contact: Kelli Book
Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co.
Allison, IA - Butler County

(WW) Submit Plan of Action regarding spill reporting and mitigation and pay $10,000 penalty for prior spill.
11/03/2015
Consent Order - 6652
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Iowa Select Farms, LC
Weldon, IA - Clarke County

(AFO) Pay $3,000 penalty for failure to timely submit manure management plan updates and fees.
10/29/2015
Consent Order - 6692
Contact: Kelli Book
Shumaker, Richard
Tipton, IA - Cedar County

(AFO) Develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the handling of manure and preventative equipment maintenance. The SOP shall set out procedures to prevent future manure releases to waters of the state. Order also requires payment of $9,563 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a penalty of $4,000 for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
10/21/2015
Consent Order - 6691
Contact: Kelli Book
Nagel, Anthony
Allerton, IA - Wayne County

Institute construction and operation measures at facility and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
10/14/2015
Consent Order - 6648
Contact: Kelli Book
Muhlbauer, Daniel
Manilla, IA - Crawford County

(AFO) Prevent further discharges of manure to waters of the United States by either obtaining an NPDES permit or permanently remedying the cause of the discharge. In addition, the order requires the payment of a penalty of $7,000 for past violations.
09/29/2015
Administrative Order - 6629
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Monona
Monona, IA - Clayton County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Consent Order 15-WW-04 updates the compliance schedule.
09/29/2015
Amendment to Consent Order - 6567
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sedore Inc. dba Sedore Sanitation and Recycling
Stockport, IA - Van Buren County

Administrative Order (AQ/SW/WW) Order addresses illegal solid waste disposal and open burning of solid waste at a permitted solid waste transfer station. Order includes revocation of the permit (subject to the right of a hearing on this matter) and payment of a $10,000 penalty.
09/29/2015
Administrative Order - 6661
Contact: David Scott
Timmerman, Adam AT Livestock Ent. South
Cherokee, IA - Cherokee County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Order No. 14-AFO-21 Pay $2,125 penalty for past manure management plan violations. Order resolves earlier appeal.
09/23/2015
Amendment to Consent Order - 6576
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Meter Feedyard, LLC
Guthrie Center, IA - Guthrie County

Operate facility in compliance with state law and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
09/22/2015
Consent Order - 6635
Contact: Kelli Book
D & L Swine, L.L.C.
Melvin, IA - Osceola County

(AFO) Maintain and operate all animal feeding operation structures in accordance with Iowa law and pay $500 penalty for past manure discharge.
09/16/2015
Consent Order - 6674
Contact: Kelli Book
Orange City, City of
Orange City, IA - Sioux County

(WW) Schedule for necessary upgrades to city’s wastewater treatment facility.
09/16/2015
Consent Order - 6619
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
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