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DNR Enforcement Actions
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Iowa DNR

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

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

Clinton County
Harold Irwin Sr. and Harold Irwin Jr., DeWitt
Properly dispose of all solid wastes from the facility, properly operate on-site furnace, and pay $5,000 penalty.

Guthrie County
Anthony Sheeder
Comply with manure applicator certification requirements and pay $2,500 penalty.

Ken Odom
Pay $5,000 penalty for failure to follow asbestos abatement and solid waste requirements during a demolition activity in Iowa County.

Keokuk County
Joe’d, Karen & Jesse Axmear
Pay $5,000 penalty for past manure management plan violations. The penalty has been paid.

Mitchell County
Steve and Paul Groth
Pay $3,000 penalty for failure to timely submit manure management plan.

Polk County
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Inc., Des Moines
Permanently close underground storage tank system, pay outstanding fees, and pay penalty of $8,890.

Wapello County
Stephan Palen, Ottumwa
Pay $2,500 penalty for asbestos violations that occurred during the renovation of a building.