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DNR Enforcement Actions
Posted: 04/24/2014
DES MOINES — The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions. The following are only briefs; copies of enforcement actions, including the full, original orders and contact information, are available on the DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/AboutDNR/EnforcementActions.aspx.

Administrative Orders
Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Linn County
P.M. Lattner Manufacturing Company, Cedar Rapids
Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.

Woodbury County
Larry Eisenhauer
Cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, remove all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $4,675 penalty.

Consent Orders
A consent order is issued 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.

Benton County
Darwin Rieck
Pay $2,956 in fish restitution, $1,762 in investigative costs, and a $4,750 penalty for violations resulting from a manure discharge from an open feedlot that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill.

Benton County
Poweshiek Water Association
Comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay $3,500 penalty for past wastewater violations.

Lyon County
Marvin Van Maanen
Pay $1,775 in fish restitution and investigative costs and a $5,000 penalty for the purpose of resolving violations resulting from a manure discharge from open feedlot. The penalty has been paid.

Osceola County
High Plains Dairy LLP
Institute remedial measures at facility and pay $5,000 penalty for manure discharge. The penalty has been paid.
Plymouth County
Greg Lammers, dba G&J Hauling
Comply with manure application requirements and pay $2,000 penalty for past violations.

Sioux County
Dry Creek Farms
Pay $5,000 penalty and submit a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit application for the purpose of resolving violations resulting from a manure discharge from an animal feeding operation. The penalty has been paid.

Van Buren County
Audra Early, dba Mid-States Manufacturing and Engineering, Inc.
Pay $2,500 penalty for failure to timely submit Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for 2012.  Stipulated penalties also included if MSEI is not submitted per the order.

Consent Amendments
A consent amendment is issued in settlement of a previous administrative order or to amend a pre‐existing consent order. A consent amendment indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Clarke County
City of Osceola
Amends 2009 consent order to revise compliance schedule for the completion of sanitary sewer collection system improvements.

Iowa County
J&J Pork, L.L.C.
Pay $4,000 penalty for animal feeding operation violations.  This amendment settles appeal of original order. The penalty has been paid.

Scott County
River Highlands Homeowners Association, LeClaire
Amends 2008 administrative order penalty to a $750 payment and another $750 payment as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to resolve past water supply operation violations and to resolve an existing appeal of a 2008 order.  The SEP consists of payment to either the Scott County Conservation Board or to the Nahant Marsh Education Center. Both the penalty and the SEP have been paid, and the facility has returned to compliance.

Wapello County
Stephan Palen, Ottumwa
Payment plan for a $2,500 penalty from a 2013 administrative order addressing air quality issues.

Wayne County
City of Corydon
Amends 2008 consent order to revise construction schedule for upgrade of city’s sanitation collection system and wastewater treatment facilities.


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