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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 2014 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.

For more information, please contact Ed Tormey at Ed.Tormey@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-281-8973.

City View Farms, LLC, O’Brien County
Institute improvements at facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past manure discharges.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Denison Municipal Utilities and Farmland Foods, Inc., Crawford County
Order requires Farmland Foods to pay $10,000 penalty for past wastewater violations.  Order also sets forth a schedule to achieve and maintain compliance with applicable requirements related to the operation of the Denison Municipal Utilities’ wastewater treatment plant and sanitary sewer collection system.  This includes pretreatment requirements for Farmland Foods.
 
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Elston III, Millard; and The Earthman, L.C.; Fairfield, Jefferson County
Pay $2,000 penalty to resolve air quality and solid waste violations that occurred during the demolition of trailers and the burning and disposal of associated solid waste from the trailer park.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine
Pay $1.5 million penalty from a recent Attorney General order to resolve air and water pollution violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Dave Sheridan, Iowa Attorney General's office

Loeffelholz, Abby J.; dba Industrial Fabrication & Machining, Inc., Waterloo, Black Hawk County
Pay $1,450 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory for 2012.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book


The Maschhoffs, Inc., Buckeye, Hardin County

Comply with wastewater and air quality construction permitting requirements and pay $10,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum 

McLanahan Corporation, Cedar Rapids, Linn County
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Order also requires submittal of MSEI and stipulated penalties if the MSEI is not submitted.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

City of Minburn, Dallas County
Amendment to extend the completion date for construction of wastewater collection facility.
Full administrative order
Contact: Tamara Mullen

Northern Filter Media, Inc., Muscatine, Muscatine County
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Order also requires submittal of MSEI and stipulated penalties if the MSEI is not submitted.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book


Quarry Services, Inc., Fort Dodge,
Webster County
Pay $5,000 penalty for failure to have a storm water permit for the discharge of pollutants from a gypsum mine into a water of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

ReimerDouglas; Clayton County
Pay $6,000 penalty to resolve violations resulting from a manure discharge from a confinement feeding operation that resulted in water quality violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Seng, Joe; Lost Nation, Clinton County
Pay $3,000 penalty for the purpose of resolving air quality violations which occurred during the renovation of a building in Lost Nation.

Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book



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