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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 2017 are listed by the date of issuance, in reverse alphabetical order (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. 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. In certain situations, the DNR may choose to include Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in a consent order.

The DNR uses the Enforcement Management System (EMS) to outline the process by which the various regulatory programs in the Environmental Services Division (ESD) of the Iowa DNR pursue compliance with chapters 455B, 455D, 459, 459A, and 459B of the Iowa Code and the rules promulgated there under. The general objective of the EMS is to protect the public health and environment of the State of Iowa through enforcement of the environmental regulatory requirements in a timely, consistent and fair manner.

The Fish Kill Cost Recovery Guidance document assists in the investigation and assessment of fish kills by each division to ensure coordination between the divisions. The guidance also provides information regarding the right to enter a property. This guidance will also ensure the costs for fish restitutions, salaries, meals, lodging and miscellaneous expenses are collected uniformly between the divisions.

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CJ's Construction, Inc.
Liberty, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, which includes the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/16/2020
Consent Order - 7202
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Mehmen, Andrew
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

DNR agrees to move to dismiss a pending contested case involving Mr. Mehmen's Grade 1 drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications contingent upon Mr. Mehmen voluntarily surrendering these same certifications; and Mr. Mehmen agrees to not seek new certifications for a period of two years.
11/12/2020
Consent Order - 7236
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Mehmen, Galen
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Comply with terms of a one-year probation of his Grade 3 drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications
11/09/2020
Consent Order - 7171
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Dolezal, Larry
Tama, IA - Tama County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of all solid wastes as required by law; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/03/2020
Consent Order - 7225
Contact: David Scott
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Rescission of administrative order 2019-WW-06
10/30/2020
Recission - 6997
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Rescission of administrative order 2020-WW-06.
10/30/2020
Recission - 7118
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Garrelts Livestock Feeders, LLP
Ayshire, IA - Palo Alto County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7178
Contact: Kelli Book
Ag Partners, L.L.C.
Albert City, IA - Buena Vista County

Implement Best Management Practices required by Group 1 Grain Elevator Registration; submit to DNR for approval a compliance plan to resolve excess emissions; install specified equipment on Dump Pit No. 3 no later than December 1, 2020; implement new training on dust management and provide DNR with copies of training materials, training dates, and names and positions of trained employees; and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7136
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of McGregor
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of a pollutant into a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the notification requirements in the event a bypass occurs in the future; submit facility or system update plans to DNR for approval by August 1, 2021; begin construction project bidding to implement the approved update by January 2, 2022; begin construction by May 1, 2022; and complete construction by May 31, 2023
10/26/2020
Consent Order - 7125
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of McGregor
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of a pollutant into a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the notification requirements in the event a bypass occurs in the future; submit facility or system update plans to DNR for approval by August 1, 2021; begin construction project bidding to implement the approved update by January 2, 2022; begin construction by May 1, 2022; and complete construction by May 31, 2023
10/26/2020
Consent Order - 7125
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
William Kimberley Development Corporation
Saylorville, IA - Polk County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Elimination System Permit, to include the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and requirement to hire qualified personnel to inspect disturbed areas of the construction site; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7192
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Calderwood Farms, Inc.
Traer, IA - Tama County

Handle, transfer, and land apply manure in a manner that will not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state; develop a Standard Operating Procedure for proper land application of manure and submit to the DNR for approval; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7160
Contact: Kelli Book
Arconic Davenport LLC
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Comply with original Section V. ORDER, paragraph 2 by November 1, 2022
10/07/2020
Amendment to Consent Order - 7015
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
TCC Materials
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Submit for approval an Operation and Maintenance Plan for all permit-required equipment and control equipment and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
10/06/2020
Consent Order - 7186
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Budde, Troy
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Rescission of prior order.
10/05/2020
Recission - 6972
Contact: David Scott
Massmann, Kylee and Nick
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Operate in compliance with applicable law and obtain a separation distance waiver or in some other way enter into compliance with mandatory separation distances if the facility ever operates at an animal unit capacity over 500 animal units.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7098
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
GLR Real Estate, LLC
Allison, IA - Butler County

Develop and submit to DNR a nutrient management plan (NMP); maintain the NMP and update it as needed; submit to DNR a complete copy of the updated NMP every five years; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7204
Contact: Kelli Book
New Heaven Chemicals Iowa, LLC
Manly, IA - Worth County

Pay $17,914.25 in overdue construction permit application fees and Title V Emission Inventory fees in six monthly installments beginning in October 2020.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7216
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Cargill, Incorporated
Eddyville, IA - Monroe County

Replace existing control equipment with new control equipment upon issuance of an air quality construction permit; prior to permit issuance, comply with specified operating and record keeping conditions; and conduct periodic compliance testing.
09/15/2020
Consent Order - 7172
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Global Masters Investment LLC dba Johnson's Dry Cleaners
Iowa City, IA - Johnson County

Rescission of administrative order 2018-AQ-08.
08/25/2020
Recission - 6912
Contact: Kelli Book
Peterson, Scott
Ames, IA - Story County

Comply with a six-month suspension of Grade III certification in wastewater treatment; notify DNR prior to employment at a wastewater treatment or drinking water facility; participate in quarterly evaluations during a twelve-month probation following such employment; and refrain from being the directly responsible operator in charge at any wastewater or drinking water facility for the first six months of probation period.
08/25/2020
Consent Order - 7205
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Peterson, Scott
Ames, IA - Story County

Comply with a six-month suspension of Grade III certification in wastewater treatment; notify DNR prior to employment at a wastewater treatment or drinking water facility; participate in quarterly evaluations during a twelve-month probation following such employment; and refrain from being the directly responsible operator in charge at any wastewater or drinking water facility for the first six months of probation period.
08/25/2020
Consent Order - 7205
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lund-Ross Constructors, Inc.
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
08/14/2020
Consent Order - 7137
Contact: Kelli Book
Bank Iowa Corporation
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
08/14/2020
Consent Order - 7138
Contact: Kelli Book
JR, Land LLC
Spirit Lake, IA - Dickinson County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; apply for national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits for all qualifying construction sites and comply with the terms; timely renew said NPDES permit(s); stabilize disturbed ground consistent with NPDES General Permit No. 2; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
08/04/2020
Consent Order - 7153
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Seabee Corporation
Hampton, IA - Franklin County

Submit Title V fees for 2019; timely submit 2020 Title V Emissions Inventory and prorated fees for 2020; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
08/03/2020
Consent Order - 7150
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Kempf, Johnny Mac
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity and all illegal opening burning; remove all remaining solid waste on-site and properly dispose of it, providing DNR with proof of such disposal; and pay stipulated penalties for noncompliance with said terms.
07/21/2020
Consent Order - 7182
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Doc's Stop, Inc.
Ames, IA - Story County

Respond to future UST compliance inspection deficiencies within 60 days or as otherwise agreed to; submit to DNR the emergency response/spill instruction guidance for facility operators; ensure at least one certified operator will be on-site whenever the store is operating; and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.
07/21/2020
Consent Order - 7190
Contact: David Scott
SLG, Inc.
Denver, IA - Bremer County

Apply for a NPDES permit as required by law; comply with all terms of any issued NPDES permit, including those specific to filing a SWPPP prior to a NOI; do not make false statements to the DNR; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/21/2020
Consent Order - 7170
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Kilburg, Roger
Miles, IA - Jackson County

Operate all animal feeding operation structures in conformance with applicable law; plant and maintain trees and shrubs as required by the facility's permit; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
07/17/2020
Administrative Order - 7133
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Krogman, Shirley and Larry
Ashton, IA - Osceola County

Amendment to administrative consent order, pay a $1,500 administrative penalty, and other provisions remain in effect
07/15/2020
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7177
Contact: Kelli Book
Wigg, Brandon Schweinestall, L.L.C.
Schleswig, IA - Crawford County

Pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
07/14/2020
Consent Order - 7197
Contact: Kelli Book
Hemmingstad, Steven and Jane
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Remove identified earthfill and properly dispose out of the floodplain; submit a certificate of completion to the DNR by a license engineer or surveyor; obtain and comply with a Woodbury County Floodplain Development Permit prior to working in the regulated floodplain; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
07/14/2020
Administrative Order - 7194
Contact: David Scott
Krogman, Shirley and Larry
Ashton, IA - Osceola County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
07/01/2020
Administrative Order - 7177
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Essen Farms, Inc.
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Operate in compliance with laws governing animal feeding operations and water quality, implement a plan of action to prevent all unpermitted discharges from the feedlot in the future and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
06/24/2020
Consent Order - 7149
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Dolecheck, Roger
Ellston, IA - Ringgold County

Operate in compliance with applicable law, obtain proper certification prior to land applying manure, and pay a $2,100 administrative penalty.
06/11/2020
Consent Order - 7148
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Giammetta, Mike
Walcott, IA - Scott County

Remove berm in the floodway and reestablish original grade and submit a certification statement upon completion from an Iowa licensed engineer or surveyor; comply with all Iowa floodway and floodplain regulations in the future; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
06/02/2020
Administrative Order - 7184
Contact: David Scott
Tres M, L.L.C.
Greene, IA - Floyd County

Operate in compliance with relevant laws and develop a standard operating procedure for the land application of manure and submit it for approval to DNR.
05/28/2020
Consent Order - 7163
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hoefling, Pat
Odebolt, IA - Sac County

File an application for the stream alteration work already completed; if application is denied, restore altered stream to pre-construction state; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
05/28/2020
Consent Order - 7151
Contact: David Scott
Kingsley Sow, L.L.Cl.
Kingsley, IA - Plymouth County

Operate and maintain all structures in compliance with law; hire an engineer to evaluate the pump station and all other pumping at the facility and develop a plan for repairs and improvements; submit plan for approval; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
05/26/2020
Consent Order - 7185
Contact: Kelli Book
Adrian, Gary
Walcott, IA - Scott County

Comply with all floodway and floodplain requirements.
05/15/2020
Consent Order - 7189
Contact: David Scott
Siegwerk USA Inc
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.
05/14/2020
Consent Order - 7147
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Hulstein, Josh
Hull, IA - Sioux County

Submit manure management plan update and 2019 fee and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty
05/07/2020
Consent Order - 7173
Contact: Kelli Book
Peitzmeier Demolition & Concrete Cutting, Inc
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Send an employee to an EPA-certified asbestos inspector course and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
05/01/2020
Consent Order - 7140
Contact: Kelli Book
Remmerde, Lyle
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Repair and maintain dewatering equipment, comply with NPDES permit, and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
04/24/2020
Consent Order - 7168
Contact: Kelli Book
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