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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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
& 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
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
B Windy Enterprises LLC dba Solar Design Homes
Sheldahl, IA - Story County

Penalty amount withdrawn
02/03/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6587
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Smith, Ethon Smith Waste Solutions LLC
Thurman, IA - Fremont County

Ensure staff are properly certified to handle, transport or apply manure and pay $3,200 penalty
01/31/2017
Consent Order - 6792
Contact: Kelli Book
AKD Investments LLC
Blue Grass , IA - Scott County

Close underground storage tank system, pay delinquent fees and pay $8,950 penalty
01/26/2017
Administrative Order - 6831
Contact: David Scott
City of Deloit
Deloit, IA - Crawford County

amended compliance schedule for wastewater facility improvements
01/26/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6570
Contact: John Crotty
Tetzner, Ted & Tammy T & T Corner Bar
McIntire, IA - Mitchell County

determine that remainder of penalty amount is uncollectable
01/26/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5013
Contact: Kelli Book
Convenience Stores Leasing & Management LLC
Malcom, IA - Poweshiek County

Close underground storage tank system, pay delinquent fees and $10,000 penalty
01/24/2017
Administrative Order - 6839
Contact: David Scott
Woodland Park LLC
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Compliance schedule for upgrade of wastewater treatment facility and payment of $1,500 penalty
01/24/2017
Consent Order - 6818
Contact: John Crotty
Dorland, Kevin
Osceola, IA - Clarke County

Prevent future open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, remove residual solid waste to a permitted facility, and pay $1,650 penalty
01/23/2017
Consent Order - 6788
Contact: David Scott
Streit, Doug
Sutherland, IA - O'Brien County

Develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure for proper manure handling, pay $2,500 penalty and pay $1,633 fish restitution and investigative costs for past manure discharge to a water of the state
01/19/2017
Consent Order - 6783
Contact: Kelli Book
Shumski, Derek
Armstrong, IA - Emmet County

Pay $1,500 penalty for failure to timely submit a complete manure management plan and fees
01/19/2017
Consent Order - 6781
Contact: Kelli Book
Buffington, NIle Buff's Iris City Truck Plaza Inc
Mount Pleasant, IA - Henry County

Comply with underground storage tank (UST) requirements, including closure of the UST system, and pay $10,000 penalty
01/17/2017
Administrative Order - 6830
Contact: David Scott
City of Coggon
Coggon, IA - Linn County

Amended compliance schedule for wastewater treatment facility improvements
01/17/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6647
Contact: John Crotty
McKinnon, Frank
Rockwell, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Comply with underground storage tank (UST) requirements, including closure of the UST system, and pay $10,000 penalty
01/17/2017
Administrative Order - 6841
Contact: David Scott
Holtz, Gary & Robin
Whiting, IA - Woodbury County

Comply with underground storage tank (UST) requirements, including closure of the UST system, and pay $10,000 penalty
01/17/2017
Administrative Order - 6840
Contact: David Scott
Anderson, Renae & Randy
Lime Springs, IA - Howard County

Comply with underground storage tank (UST) requirements, including closure of the UST system, and pay $10,000 penalty
01/17/2017
Administrative Order - 6837
Contact: David Scott
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
Kruse, Jeff
Inwood, IA - Lyon County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper handling of manure and pay $1,208 in fish restitution and investigative costs and $4,500 penalty for manure discharge to a water of the state
01/09/2017
Administrative Order - 6806
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
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