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DNR Enforcement Actions
Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Iowa DNR

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.

Black Hawk County
Quality Mat Co., Inc., Waterloo
Pay $3,000 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.

Kossuth County
Simon Simonson
Cease illegal disposal of solid waste and pay $5,000 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.

Dubuque County
Royal Oaks Development Corporation and AJ Spiegel, Peosta
Cease illegal solid waste disposal activities and pay $8,000 penalty.

Ida County
Kyle Schimmer
Cease illegal open burning of solid waste and pay $750 penalty.

Johnson County
Dennis Huedepohl, dba Breckenridge Estates Mobile Home Park, Iowa City
Cease illegal open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly dispose of remaining solid waste, and pay $5,000 penalty.

Linn County
Dairy Venture LLC
Pay $3,000 penalty and $873 in investigative costs to resolve violations resulting from a manure discharge that resulted in water quality violations and a fish kill.  Note: $421 in fish restitution and investigative costs has already been paid. The penalty has been paid.

Plymouth County
Corey DeRocher, dba DeRocher Brothers Farms
Pay $2,000 penalty and agree to land apply manure in a manner that complies with Iowa law.

Van Buren County
Barker Specialty Products, LLC, Keosauqua 
Comply with all conditions of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit No. 1 and pay $3,000 penalty for past violations of storm water permit.

Woodbury County
Prairie Valley Farm Service, LLC
Cease illegal open dumping and open burning of solid wastes, properly remove remaining solid waste from the site, and pay $4,000 penalty.

Western Iowa Telephone Association (A Cooperative)
Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with all conditions of storm water permit, and pay $4,000 penalty.

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.

Des Moines County
Joseph Skelley and Ssippi Valley Saloon, LLC, Burlington
Pay $2,000 penalty to settle appeal of original 2013 order regarding air quality violations. The penalty has been paid.

Warren County
City of Indianola
Terminates 2009 order to acknowledge compliance to date with provisions of order and to terminate the one continuing requirement which would otherwise remain in effect.

For more information, contact Jessie Brown at 515-281-5131 or Jessie.Brown@dnr.iowa.gov.

 



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