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 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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Mobren Transport Inc; MX2 Trucking LLC
Lawton, IA - Woodbury County

Develop protocols to avoid future discharges to waters of the state and pay $6,000 penalty for past discharge
01/10/2017
Consent Order - 6819
Contact: David Scott
Brian Crees, Cory Hall
Winterset, IA - Madison County

Ensure structural soundness of facility before livestock is placed in confinement building and pay $3,000 penalty for prior discharge of manure to a water of the state.
01/09/2017
Consent Order - 6704
Contact: Kelli Book
Kline, Kenneth
Missouri Valley, IA - Harrison County

Pick one of three options to prevent future manure discharges to a water of the state and pay $10,000 penalty
01/06/2017
Administrative Order - 6738
Contact: Kelli Book
Winter, Chris and Courtney
Boyden, IA - Osceola County

Pay $5,000 penalty for AFO construction permit violations
01/06/2017
Consent Order - 6802
Contact: Kelli Book
Dennis A Ladwig Revocable Trust
Spencer, IA - Cherokee County

Pay $3,000 penalty for NPDES permit reporting violations
12/28/2016
Consent Order - 6815
Contact: Kelli Book
City of New Albin
New Albin, IA - Allamakee County

Schedule to achieve compliance with NPDES permit effluent limits
12/28/2016
Consent Order - 6776
Contact: John Crotty
Precision Applicators LLC
Creston, IA - Union County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper handling of manure and pay $2,000 penalty for past discharge to a water of the state
12/28/2016
Consent Order - 6739
Contact: Kelli Book
Hutcheson, Tim
Marshalltown, IA - Marshall County

Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid waste, properly dispose of all remaining waste, and pay $1,000 penalty
12/20/2016
Consent Order - 6715
Contact: Anne Preziosi
New Co-operative Inc
Pomeroy, IA - Calhoun County

Pay $6,000 penalty to resolve air quality permit violations
12/20/2016
Consent Order - 6750
Contact: Anne Preziosi
United Farmers Mercantile Cooperative
Villisca, IA - Montgomery County

Pay $4,000 penalty for past discharge of a hazardous substance to a water of the state
12/19/2016
Consent Order - 6620
Contact: David Scott
Murphy Oil USA, Inc
Altoona, IA - Polk County

Comply with underground storage tank requirements and pay $10,000 penalty for violations at 5 Iowa locations - Altoona, Knoxville, Newton, Indianola, Oskaloosa.
12/15/2016
Administrative Order - 6821
Contact: David Scott
Valley Machining Co., dba Valley Machining Company and VMC
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Amended compliance schedule
12/15/2016
Amendment to Consent Order - 6808
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Clarinda Coop
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Cease discharging pollutants to waters of the state and pay $6,100 penalty
12/14/2016
Consent Order - 6801
Contact: John Crotty
CIty of St. Donatus
St Donatus, IA - Jackson County

Compliance schedule for wastewater facility improvements
12/13/2016
Consent Order - 6786
Contact: John Crotty
Pro Cooperative
Pocahontas, IA - Pocahontas County

Pay $7,500 penalty to resolve open burning and asbestos violations
12/13/2016
Administrative Order - 6808
Contact: Kelli Book
Leick, Cory
Glenwood, IA - Mills County

Payment of $6,000 penalty for storm water violations
12/12/2016
Consent Order - 6760
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Bondurant
Bondurant, IA - Polk County

Consent Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2010-WW-02. Agreed upon penalty payment of $1,500. Earlier appeal dismissed.
12/12/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5512
Contact: David Scott
Sleister Brothers Dairy LLC
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Submit and implement Plan of Action to prevent future discharges of manure to waters of the state and pay $6,000 penalty.
12/05/2016
Consent Order - 6746
Contact: Kelli Book
Dewall, Nolan
Cedar Falls, IA - Black Hawk County

Submit manure management plan and fees and pay $3,000 penalty
11/29/2016
Consent Order - 6789
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
NFP of Iowa, LLP
Nodaway, IA - Adams County

Continue to implement procedures at facility (monitoring of manure transfer and routine service of discharge lines) and pay $500 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state
11/29/2016
Consent Order - 6785
Contact: Kelli Book
Quad County Corn Processors Cooperative
Galva, IA - Ida County

Establish binding schedule to submit toxicity reduction evaluation to DNR. Order also includes payment of $4,000 penalty to address permit effluent limit violations.
11/29/2016
Consent Order - 6734
Contact: John Crotty
Weiler, Inc.
Knoxville, IA - Marion County

Comply with air quality construction permit conditions at all times, comply with facility recordkeeping plan, and pay $2,500 penalty.
11/28/2016
Consent Order - 6657
Contact: Anne Preziosi
2. B Windy Enterprises, L.L.C., Charlotte Behmer, and Mark Behmer, dba Behmer Solar Design Homes
Cambridge, IA - Story County

Cease all illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, remove all remaining solid waste to a permitted disposal site, and pay $1,150 penalty.
11/28/2016
Consent Order - 6587
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Swine Graphics Enterprises, LLLP
Doyle Township, IA - Clarke County

Operate and maintain facility in compliance with Iowa law, implement Standard Operating Procedure and regular inspections at the facility, maintain secondary containment system and pay $8,500 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/23/2016
Consent Order - 6771
Contact: Kelli Book
Swine Graphics Enterprises, LLLP
Sand Creek Township, IA - Union County

Operate and maintain facility in compliance with Iowa law, install and maintain controls on facility’s sprinkler systems, and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/23/2016
Consent Order - 6748
Contact: Kelli Book
Robert Nicholson , James Olchefski Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Cease all demolition activities at mobile home park until thorough asbestos inspections are conducted, comply with asbestos NESHAP regulations and pay $10,000 penalty
11/22/2016
Administrative Order - 6673
Contact: Kelli Book
Vorthmann, Aaron Vorthmann Legacy Farms, LLC
Henderson, IA - Pottawattamie County

Conduct animal feeding operations and manure application practices in accordance with state law and pay $2,500 penalty for past discharge to a water of the state. Portion of the penalty amount may be paid as a supplemental environmental project to the Pottawattamie CCB.
11/17/2016
Consent Order - 6763
Contact: Kelli Book
Cooperative Credit Company
Sioux Center, IA - Osceola County

Complete construction improvements at facility and pay $3,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state.
11/16/2016
Administrative Order - 6787
Contact: Kelli Book
Miller, Albert
Kalona, IA - Iowa County

Amendment to Administrative Penalty.
11/16/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 4659
Contact: Kelli Book
Boerderij De Veldhoek LLC
Allison, IA - Iowa County

Amendment to administrative penalty.
11/16/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6392
Contact: Kelli Book
Odom, Ken
Walcott, IA - Iowa County

Amendment to administrative penalty.
11/16/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6421
Contact: Kelli Book
Stump, Travis
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Submit complete manure management plan and pay $3,000 penalty.
11/16/2016
Consent Order - 6780
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Chamness Technology, Inc
Blairsburg, IA - Hamilton County

Cease discharges to waters of the state, prepare contingency plan for jobs involving land application of liquids originating from a wastewater disposal system and pay $5,000 penalty for past prohibited discharge
11/16/2016
Consent Order - 6759
Contact: John Crotty
Steffes, Joe
Nevada, IA - Story County

Cease illegal burning and disposal of solid waste, ensure that solid waste is managed properly in the future, and pay $2,442 penalty.
11/14/2016
Administrative Order - 6795
Contact: David Scott
Portzen Construction, Inc.
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Pay $2,000 penalty for asbestos violations which occurred as a result of a demolition of a warehouse.
11/08/2016
Administrative Order - 6768
Contact: Kelli Book
AKD Investments, LLC and H.M. Mart, Inc.
Blue Grass, IA - Scott County

Rescission of Administrative Order No. 2010-UT-10
11/04/2016
Recission - 6070
Contact: David Scott
Even, Chad
Cedar Falls, IA - Black Hawk County

Pay $3,000 penalty for late submittal of manure management plan and fees
11/02/2016
Consent Order - 6797
Contact: Kelli Book
Mahle Engine Components USA, Inc.
Atlantic, IA - Cass County

Company has connected its wastewater discharge to the City of Atlantic’s wastewater treatment facility pursuant to a treatment agreement with City and is no longer required to have an NPDES permit. $10,000 penalty to be paid as follows: $5,000 penalty payment to state of Iowa and $5,000 paid to Cass County Conservation Board as a supplemental environmental project. Company also agrees to dismiss appeal of earlier order.
11/01/2016
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6560
Contact: David Scott
Van Maanen, Terry Winding Meadows Dairy, Inc
Rock Valley, IA - Lyon County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste, properly dispose of remaining solid waste, and pay $1.000 penalty.
11/01/2016
Administrative Order - 6693
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Kruse, Brian
Sibley, IA - Osceola County

Operate and maintain animal feeding operation in compliance with applicable law and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge
10/26/2016
Consent Order - 6716
Contact: Kelli Book
Kruse, Brian
Sibley, IA - Osceola County

Operate and maintain animal feeding operation in compliance with applicable law and pay $1,000 penalty for past manure discharge
10/26/2016
Consent Order - 6716
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Ryswyk, Dean
Monroe, IA - Jasper County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid wastes and pay $4,800 penalty
10/24/2016
Consent Order - 6643
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Unicover, Inc.
Britt, IA - Hancock County

Obtain necessary air quality construction permit amendments, cease use of non-compliant products, comply with record-keeping obligations, and pay $5,000 penalty
10/20/2016
Administrative Order - 6809
Contact: David Scott
Nilges, Larry
Sumner, IA - Bremer County

Pay $1,500 penalty to resolve violations associated with the expansion of an animal feeding operation without a construction permit
10/19/2016
Consent Order - 6764
Contact: Kelli Book
Osceola Foods, Inc.
Osceola, IA - Clarke County

Pay $1,500 penalty and $529 in investigative costs as a result of a discharge and fish kill
10/17/2016
Consent Order - 6762
Contact: John Crotty
Water Board, Corning Municipal Utilities
Corning, IA - Adams County

Schedule to achieve compliance with state’s drinking water requirements. Order also includes payment of $10,000 penalty.
10/17/2016
Consent Order - 6698
Contact: Diana L. Hansen
Keast, Russ Cyclone Cattle, LLC
Henderson, IA - Pottawattamie County

Complete construction and management improvements at facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past manure discharge to a water of the state
10/14/2016
Consent Order - 6765
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Gillette Grove
Gillette Grove, IA - Clay County

Establish binding schedule to establish a strategy to cease unlawful sewage discharges from this disadvantaged unsewered community.
10/14/2016
Consent Order - 6770
Contact: John Crotty
Grandstaff, Kenneth
Dickens, IA - Clay County

Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste, properly dispose of all remaining solid waste, and pay $3,000 penalty
10/13/2016
Administrative Order - 6613
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Turkle, Jeffrey Turkle's Tree Service, Inc.
Stockton, IA - Muscatine County

Operate tree service in compliance with open burning and solid waste disposal requirements, comply with asbestos regulations for any future renovation or demolition project, and pay $10,000 penalty
10/13/2016
Administrative Order - 6779
Contact: Kelli Book
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