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 Kelli Book at Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-9572.

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Nor-Am Cold Storage, Inc
LeMars, IA - Plymouth County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State and waters of the United States and Pay an administrative penalty of $7,000.
11/05/2018
Consent Order - 6982
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Humpal, Darryl
Ridgeway, IA - Winneshiek County

Develop standard operating procedures for manure application; pay fish restitution in the amount of $13,444.74; and pay administrative penalty in the amount of $2,000
11/02/2018
Consent Order - 6651
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Der Weide, Joshua
George, IA - Lyon County

Remove penalty assessment
10/31/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5588
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Winterboer, Denny
Milford, IA - Dickinson County

Comply with the solid waste rules and pay an administrative penalty of $1,850.00
10/26/2018
Consent Order - 7008
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Wineland, Jerry
Humeston, IA - Decatur County

Dispose of all solid waste; submit proof of disposal; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,250.00
10/26/2018
Consent Order - 6994
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Jerry Voss, Denny Winterboer
Milford, IA - Dickinson County

Rescinds Administrative Order No. 2018-AQ-12/2018-SW-05
10/26/2018
Recission - 6944
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Grover, Travis & James Grover Farms, Inc
Cresco, IA - Howard County

Pay an administrative penalty of $2,500
10/25/2018
Consent Order - 6978
Contact: Kelli Book
Patel, Mukesh Wayne Hotels, Inc d/b/a Knights Inn
Williamsburg, IA - Iowa County

Comply with water supply system permit and pay $6,715.00 penalty.
10/22/2018
Consent Order - 6970
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Iowa Fertilizer Company LLC
Wever, IA - Lee County

Created an enforceable compliance plan for the submittal of construction permit application, installation of control equipment, and compliance with construction permit applications.
10/22/2018
Consent Order - 7007
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Kock, Scott Scott and Pam Kock Revocable Trust
Inwood, IA - Lyon County

Maintain and update NMP, maintain NMP records, and pay $3,000 penalty
10/17/2018
Consent Order - 6979
Contact: Kelli Book
Minsa Corporation
Red Oak, IA - Montgomery County

Submit a written compliance plan for air quality requirements, install control equipment, and pay $8,000 penalty
10/11/2018
Consent Order - 6963
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Krueger, Clifford
Letts, IA - Muscatine County

Pay $3,100 penalty and comply with the laws and rules governing open burning and disposal of solid waste
10/08/2018
Consent Order - 6968
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Sunrise Farms Rentals, LLC
Harris, IA - Osceola County

Pay $10,000 penalty and $3,168 compliance fees for failing to submit Manure Management Plans
10/05/2018
Consent Order - 6976
Contact: Kelli Book
Wollesen, William & Kristi
Lake View, IA - Sac County

Cease all open burning, remove all solid waste and properly dispose of it, and pay a $5,000 penalty for the open burning of solid waste
10/03/2018
Consent Order - 6975
Contact: David Scott
Sherron, Brian D.W. Zinser, Co.
Walford, IA - Linn County

Comply with UST regulations and pay $6,500 penalty
09/25/2018
Administrative Order - 6993
Contact: David Scott
Medquarter, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Comply with UST regulations and pay $3,000 penalty
09/25/2018
Administrative Order - 6992
Contact: David Scott
Illnitsky, Slavic
Indianola, IA - Warren County

Comply with air quality and solid waste requirements and pay $1,000 penalty for open burning and open dumping of solid wastes.
09/20/2018
Consent Order - 6957
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Britt, David & Thomas
Le Mars, IA - Plymouth County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes, properly remove all remaining solid waste, and pay $2,000 penalty
09/19/2018
Consent Order - 6987
Contact: David Scott
City of Clarence
Clarence, IA - Cedar County

Amended compliance schedule for wastewater treatment improvements
09/18/2018
Amendment to Consent Order - 6538
Contact: John Crotty
Whitecap LLC
Arnolds Park, IA - Dickinson County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State, comply with NPDES permit, and pay $7,000 penalty.
09/14/2018
Consent Order - 6974
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Zenk, Fred
Akron, IA - Plymouth County

Comply with AFO construction requirements and pay $4,500 penalty
08/23/2018
Consent Order - 6934
Contact: Kelli Book
Clark Farms Ltd
Fredericksburg, IA - Chickasaw County

Rescission of earlier order - Order No. 2017-SW-17/2017-WW-14
08/23/2018
Administrative Order - 6988
Contact: David Scott
Walz Energy LLC
Monona, IA - Clayton County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with NPDES storm water permit, and pay $10,000 penalty
08/22/2018
Consent Order - 6920
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Heller, Douglas and Rebecca Heller Enterprises, LLC a/k/a Northwest Iowa Sprinkler
Milford, IA - Dickinson County

Cease open burning of solid wastes, properly remove and dispose of any remaining waste, and pay $3,000 penalty
08/22/2018
Consent Order - 6980
Contact: David Scott
City of Storm Lake
Storm Lake, IA - Buena Vista County

Comply with NPDES permit and pay $8,000 penalty for illegal bypass of untreated wastewater.
08/20/2018
Consent Order - 6946
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Whiskey Creek Feedlot, Inc.
Lawton, IA - Woodbury County

Pay $7,000 penalty for past water supply permitting violations
08/16/2018
Consent Order - 6940
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
J & S Kramer, L.L.C.
Allison, IA - Butler County

Maintain repairs at facility and pay $2,250 penalty and $1,224 in fish restitution and investigative costs to resolve water quality violations and a fish kill resulting from a manure release.
08/14/2018
Consent Order - 6936
Contact: Kelli Book
Bhupinder Gangahar; Saroj Gangahar; International Business
Council Bluffs, IA - Pottawattamie County

Rescind penalty of $7,934.32 after deemed uncollectible
08/10/2018
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6289
Contact: David Scott
Reser, Richard
Bristow, IA - Butler County

Comply with all laws regarding open burning and disposal of solid wastes, properly dispose of all remaining solid wastes on property, and pay $1,600 penalty.
08/07/2018
Consent Order - 6971
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Guttenfelder, Carolyn
Guthrie Center, IA - Guthrie County

Revocation of drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications
07/30/2018
Consent Order - 6967
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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 $7,500 penalty. Rescinds and replaces order 18-WW-05.
07/23/2018
Consent Order - 6977
Contact: John Crotty
Budde, Troy
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Complete annual site monitoring and submit report to DNR and pay $7,000 penalty for violations of the state's underground storage tank requirements.
07/11/2018
Administrative Order - 6972
Contact: David Scott
Van Diest Supply Company
Webster City, IA - Hamilton County

Establishment of enforceable compliance plan to meet state air quality requirements. Order also includes $10,000 penalty
07/11/2018
Consent Order - 6961
Contact: Kelli Book
AG Partners, L.L.C.
Ellsworth, IA - Hamilton County

Pay $10,000 penalty for air quality violations at the facility
06/27/2018
Consent Order - 6892
Contact: Anne Preziosi
HP Properties, LLC
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Conduct site assessment at former landfill and conduct corrective measures at the site. Order also includes $10,000 penalty
06/27/2018
Administrative Order - 6969
Contact: David Scott
Rolling View Farms, Inc.
Orange City, IA - Sioux County

Pay $2,000 penalty to resolve violations of construction permit conditions
06/20/2018
Consent Order - 6945
Contact: Kelli Book
Jerry Voss, Denny Winterboer
Everly, IA - Dickinson County

Comply with open burning and solid waste disposal laws and regulations, properly remove all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $7,850 penalty.
06/20/2018
Administrative Order - 6944
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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
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