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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 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.

For more information, please contact Ed Tormey at Ed.Tormey@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8373.

Agriland FS, Inc., Guthrie County
Pay $4,000 penalty and $5,463 in fish restitution and investigative costs for ammonia discharge into waters of the state.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Ainsworth Four Corners, L.L.C., Washington County
Complete improvements to wastewater treatment facility and pay $10,000 penalty for past noncompliance.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Grage, Lee; Plymouth County
Timely submit all monitoring reports required by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and pay $3,000 penalty.Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

Jerome W. Vittetoe Pork, Ltd, Washington County
Comply with manure applicator certification requirements and pay $5,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Kooima, Terrance; Sioux County
Timely submit all monitoring reports required by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and pay $3,000 penalty.Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

Kyle Pattison Tire Company LLC, Clayton County  
Amends a 2010 consent order to modify the date by which the company will begin a project to seal the historic accumulation of waste tires in an inactive underground mine.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Leda Properties, LTD, Dubuque, Dubuque County
Pay $5,000 penalty for violations of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. 2 during construction activities at Cedar Crest subdivision.
Full administrative order
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum

MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc., Atlantic, Cass County
Compliance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and other water quality requirements contained within the order and payment of a $10,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Diana Hansen

Minsa Corporation, Red Oak, Montgomery County
Comply with land application requirements for the disposal of wastewater and pay $10,000 penalty for past violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Muscatine County Solid Waste Management Agency, Muscatine County
Make necessary improvements to solid waste landfill and pay $6,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Jon Tack

Peterson, Brian; Woodbury County
Cease discharge of runoff from production areas to water sources and pay $10,000 penalty for water quality and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Pottebaum, Jeff; Sioux County
Operate facility to ensure new controls prevent effluent from reaching a water of the state and pay $4,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

S.L. Baumeier Company, LLC, Marshall County
Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and open burning of solid wastes and pay $5,000 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi

City of Storm Lake, Buena Vista County
Cease all discharges of sediment to receiving water bodies, comply with all applicable conditions of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. 2, and pay an administrative penalty of $7,000.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees

Thys, Joel and Thys Chevrolet, Inc., Benton County
Pay $10,000 penalty for illegal dumping and burning of solid wastes.
Full administrative order
Contact: Kelli Book

Van Diest Supply Company, Webster County
Amends compliance schedule in a 2014 consent order dealing with air quality issues.
Full administrative order

Contact: Kelli Book

Vugteveen Lawn Service, Inc., Spirit Lake, Dickinson County
Cease all illegal open burning of solid waste, appropriately manage all remaining waste on –site, and pay $5,000 penalty.Full administrative order
Contact: Anne Preziosi  

Wagner, Galen; Mitchell County
Modify the animal feeding operation facility, implement improvements to facility operations (including animal mortality disposal) and pay $6,500 penalty.
Full administrative order
Contact: Ed Tormey

Waigand, Benjamin; Union County
Comply with manure application and construction permit requirements and pay $5,000 penalty for manure application violations.
Full administrative order
Contact: Ed Tormey

West Central Cooperative, Halbur, Carroll County
Pay $4,000 penalty and $7,064 in fish restitution and investigative costs due to discharge of pollutants to waters of the state.  In lieu of paying $4,000 penalty amount, payment may be made to Carroll County Conservation Board.
Full administrative order
Contact: Aaron Brees



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