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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Kingsley Sow, LLC
Kingsley, IA - Plymouth County

Develop and implement plan of action to ensure no further manure discharges at the facility. Order also requires payment of $3,000 penalty
11/16/2017
Consent Order - 6913
Contact: Kelli Book
Grevengoed, Travis
Hull, IA - Sioux County

Pay $1,500 penalty for late submittal of manure management plan with an Iowa Phosphorus Index
11/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6870
Contact: Kelli Book
Wernimont, Jason
Auburn, IA - Carroll County

DNR has deemed this facility to be a medium CAFO. Facility must submit appropriate permit applications or comply with alternate options provided by DNR. Must also pay $6,000 penalty
11/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6845
Contact: Kelli Book
Kline, Kenneth
Missouri Valley, IA - Harrison County

Establish payment plan for payment of $10,000 penalty
11/15/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6738
Contact: Kelli Book
Philips, Terry dba TK Enterprises
Riverside, IA - Washington County

Penalty payment of $4,158 satisfies penalty obligation due.
11/15/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6347
Contact: Kelli Book
Interstate Power and Light Company
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Remove requirements related to retired Sixth Street Generating Station and revise requirements for Prairie Creek Unit 4.
11/06/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6910
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Buffington, Nile Buffs Iris City Truck Plaza, Inc.
Mount Pleasant, IA - Henry County

Pay $3,000 in past due tank management fees and a civil penalty of $500. All UST system components at the facility have been properly removed.
11/02/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6830
Contact: David Scott
W.C. Gretter and Sons, Inc.
Harper, IA - Keokuk County

Pay $5,000 penalty to resolve open burning and asbestos violations which occurred as a result of the demolition, burning and disposal of four buildings
10/19/2017
Consent Order - 6883
Contact: Kelli Book
Cedar Ridge Vineyard, LLC
Swisher, IA - Johnson County

Cease unauthorized discharges of wastewater; submit plan for permanent proper disposal of non-domestic wastewater and, in the interim, haul wastewater to a permitted WWTP; and pay $4,700 penalty. Order also rescinds Administrative Order No. 2015-WW-09.
10/17/2017
Consent Order - 6903
Contact: John Crotty
Clark Farms Ltd
Fredricksburg, IA - Chickasaw County

Cease land application of solid waste at property and pay $10,000 penalty.
10/04/2017
Administrative Order - 6778
Contact: David Scott
Robert A. Nicholson, James D. Olchefski & dba Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Pay $5,000 penalty and submit Plan of Action detailing steps to be taken when demolishing trailers at mobile home park
09/17/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6673
Contact: Kelli Book
Knoblauch, Jim
Montezuma, IA - Poweshiek County

Cease open dumping of solid wastes and pay $2,000 penalty
09/17/2017
Consent Order - 6896
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Porter, Gary & Lori
Lineville, IA - Wayne County

Immediately cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remove all remaining solid waste, and pay $10,000 penalty
09/05/2017
Administrative Order - 6891
Contact: David Scott
Harvester Land Holdings, L.C.
Ames, IA - Story County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State, comply with storm water permit (NPDES General Permit No. 2), and pay $3,000 penalty
08/29/2017
Consent Order - 6832
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Holtz, Gary & Robin (Former Holtz Mini Mart)
Hornick, IA - Woodbury County

Payment of $500 penalty and outstanding tank fees of $1,060 in recognition of good faith efforts to remove UST system at facility
08/29/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6840
Contact: David Scott
McNeil, Joel
Algona, IA - Kossuth County

Penalty rescinded; remainder of order remains in effect.
08/29/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5276
Contact: Kelli Book
McNeil, Joel
Algona, IA - Kossuth County

Past penalty payment of $50 accepted; remainder of penalty rescinded. Rest of original order to remain in effect.
08/29/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6098
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Interstate Power and Light Co - Lansing Generating Station
Lansing, IA - Allamakee County

Amended compliance schedule to eliminate discharge of certain pollutants from wastewater treatment facility
08/25/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6749
Contact: John Crotty
Hilltop Road Association #1
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Amended penalty payment of $1,500
08/24/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6714
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Centrum Valley Farms, LLP
Alden, IA - Hardin County

(Provide proper disposal of ashes and other waste at facility and pay $8,000 penalty
08/22/2017
Consent Order - 6879
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lovett, Terry d/b/a The Kwiki Car Wash and Avenue Car Wash
Ida Grove, IA - Ida County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State and pay $5,000 penalty
08/22/2017
Consent Order - 6834
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Roemhildt, Gary
Rake, IA - Winnebago County

Comply with asbestos NESHAP requirements, properly manage all remaining asbestos containing material, and pay $10,000 penalty for asbestos removal violations at the old Rake School Building
08/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6888
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Clasen, Justin
Bellevue, IA - Jackson County

Either submit NPDES permit application or eliminate man-made conveyance, properly stockpile manure, pay $4,953 in fish restitution and investigative costs and pay $5,000 penalty
08/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6811
Contact: Kelli Book
Grettenberg, Steve
Dayton, IA - Webster County

Pay $4,500 penalty for manure management plan violations
08/16/2017
Consent Order - 6865
Contact: Kelli Book
Marten, Dean
Long Grove, IA - Scott County

Cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remover all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $10,000 penalty
08/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6842
Contact: Anne Preziosi
DeVries, John
Prairie City, IA - Jasper County

Cease open burning of solid wastes and pay $2,000 penalty. $1,000 of penalty payment to be made to Jasper County Conservation Board, to be utilized pursuant to the terms of its Supplemental Environmental Project agreement with DNR
08/09/2017
Consent Order - 6851
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lemer, Brant
Ames, IA - Story County

Cease open burning activities, comply with all asbestos-related regulations, provide proper disposal of remaining solid waste and pay $10,000 penalty.
08/07/2017
Administrative Order - 6887
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Allison
Allison, IA - Butler County

Compliance schedule to upgrade wastewater treatment facility
08/02/2017
Consent Order - 6835
Contact: John Crotty
Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency
Clinton, IA - Clinton County

Comply with solid waste rules governing operation at the facility and pay $10,000 penalty
08/01/2017
Administrative Order - 6882
Contact: David Scott
City of St. Donatus
St Donatus, IA - Jackson County

Amended compliance schedule for wastewater treatment facility improvements
07/31/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6786
Contact: John Crotty
Macumber, Michael
Sac City, IA - Sac County

Submit complete manure management plan and overdue fees and pay $10,000 penalty for history of noncompliance with Iowa's manure management plan requirements
07/31/2017
Administrative Order - 6886
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Recycling Services, LLC
Atlantic, IA - Cass County

Conduct site assessment and remediation as necessary, properly dispose of all remaining solid waste and contaminated soil and pay $7,000 penalty
07/24/2017
Administrative Order - 6875
Contact: David Scott
Jochum Agri-Services, Inc
Salix, IA - Sioux 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 $1,500 penalty
07/24/2017
Consent Order - 6863
Contact: Kelli Book
CHS, Inc.
Creston, IA - Union County

Pay $10,000 penalty for violations of facility's air quality construction and Title V operating permits
07/21/2017
Consent Order - 6874
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Cityof Hamburg
Hamburg, IA - Fremont County

Amended compliance schedule for wastewater improvements
07/20/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 5064
Contact: John Crotty
Ranscahu, Keith Ranschau Enterprises,LLC
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Order 2017-AFO-16 Submit complete MMP and fees and pay $3,000 penalty
07/06/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6713
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Greenway Farms, Inc
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes, properly dispose of remaining solid waste, and pay $5,000 penalty
07/05/2017
Consent Order - 6722
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Seaboard Foods of Iowa, LLC
Iowa Falls, IA - Hardin County

Comply with air quality requirements, including excess emissions requirements, and pay $5,000 penalty
07/03/2017
Consent Order - 6803
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Sandven, Douglas
Humboldt, IA - Humboldt County

Addresses non-compliance with 2011 construction permit requirements and includes $6,000 penalty
06/22/2017
Administrative Order - 6859
Contact: Kelli Book
McCollum, Matt
Tabor, IA - Fremont County

Remove and properly dispose of solid waste and pay $1,845 penalty
06/22/2017
Administrative Order - 6872
Contact: David Scott
Waste Management Agriculture Services LLC
Charlotte, IA - Clinton County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper land application of manure and pay $3,000 penalty
06/19/2017
Consent Order - 6833
Contact: Kelli Book
Cory Hall & Brian Crees
Norwalk, IA - Madison County

Order requires each party to pay $1,500 penalty. Note: Mr. Hall has paid his penalty
06/07/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6704
Contact: Kelli Book
Lalumendre, Mike
Sergeant Bluff, IA - Woodbury County

Cease illegal disposal and burning of solid waste, properly remove all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $1,000 penalty
06/06/2017
Consent Order - 6867
Contact: David Scott
Nielsen, Sharon (Executor of the Estate of Jacob Nielsen)
Pomeroy, IA - Buena Vista County

Cease illegal disposal and burning of solid waste, properly remove all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $6,000 penalty
06/05/2017
Consent Order - 6871
Contact: David Scott
Sinclair Elevator Inc
Parkersburg, IA - Butler County

Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remove remaining sold wastes, and pay $6,650 penalty
05/30/2017
Administrative Order - 6864
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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
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