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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SKG Enterprises, Inc
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Comply with release detection requirements, conduct and document weekly inspections of equipment, submit monthly release reports, submit proof that all operators have been trained, and pay a penalty if the terms of the order are not met
07/24/2019
Administrative Order - 7082
Contact: David Scott
Blue Hyll Dairy Farm, LLC
Clinton, IA - Clinton County

operate facility in accordance with rules and regulations; obtain an NPDES permit or install interim and permanent measures to prevent all discharges; and pay a $6,500 penalty
07/15/2019
Consent Order - 7039
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Fossum, Arlyn and Kevin
Waterville, IA - Allamakee County

Operate facility in compliance with rules and regulations, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for monitoring overland waterflow, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000
06/24/2019
Consent Order - 7076
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
LU-JEN Farms, Inc.
West Branch, IA - Cedar County

Submit MMP update and fee and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000
06/19/2019
Administrative Order - 7073
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Cat-Nip Ridge Manure Application, Inc
Conesville, IA - Louisa County

Ensure proper transportation and application of manure; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure for equipment inspection and maintenance; and submit discharge reports.
06/17/2019
Consent Order - 7079
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Neese, Inc.
Grand Junction, IA - Greene County

Operate in compliance with applicable DNR rules and regulations; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper applicator certification; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $500
06/17/2019
Consent Order - 7027
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Pearson, Michael
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Cease all illegal discharges, Obtain an NPDES permit, Install sediment and erosion controls, Obtain NPDES permits for all construction activities in the future, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000.
06/07/2019
Administrative Order - 7034
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Orient Area Betterment and Improvement Corporation
Orient, IA - Adair County

Dispose of all demolition waste as asbestos containing material at a designated landfill or if the testing indicates less than 1% asbestos, then the material can be disposed of as construction waste, submit testing and disposal receipts, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of 5,000.
06/04/2019
Administrative Order - 7074
Contact: David Scott
Anderson, Barry
Greenville, IA - Clay County

Operate facility in compliance with rules and regulations; Develop and Implement Standard Operating Procedure for proper land application of manure; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,500
06/03/2019
Administrative Order - 7058
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Max Waldo, Inc.
Winterset, IA - Madison County

Operate facility in compliance with the regulations; Develop and implement a standard operating procedure to ensure the plumbing systems will not fail; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000.
05/30/2019
Administrative Order - 7071
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Tukker Dairy, LLC
Rolfe, IA - Pocahontas County

Operate facility in compliance with regulations; Complete construction of basin; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $7,000
05/28/2019
Consent Order - 7070
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Reisinger, Patrick
Waterville, IA - Allamakee County

Operate facility in compliance with regulations; Develop and implement a standard operating procedure for addressing mechanical failures; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000)
05/28/2019
Consent Order - 7067
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Cease illegal discharges; Comply with wastewater and stormwater regulations; Submit a written plan to prevent future releases; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,500
05/28/2019
Administrative Order - 6997
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
De Joode, Carl
Pleasantville, IA - Marion County

Remove solid waste from property by July 1, 2019, Provide disposal receipts to field office. If disposal completed by July 1, 2019 - no administrative penalty. If disposal not completed by July 1, 2019, $10,000 administrative penalty assessed
05/22/2019
Administrative Order - 7052
Contact: David Scott
Lemer, Brant
Ames, IA - Story County

Cease illegal open burning; comply with the asbestos provisions; provide documents on what asbestos containing and non asbestos material has been removed and where the material of taken; remove and properly dispose of all non asbestos material and asbestos containing material from the property; pay for $1900 in past notification fees; remove the administrative penalty
05/09/2019
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6887
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Ram Development, LLC
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Cease illegal open burning; comply with terms of construction permit; modify Title V permit to include O&M plan; comply with opacity limits; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000
05/09/2019
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7012
Contact: David Scott
Lillibridge, Valerie
Rockwell, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Submit a construction permit application with control, submit a construction permit application with permit limits and stack testing, or cease operation of the incinerator; notify the field office when option is determined; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000
05/09/2019
Administrative Order - 7072
Contact: David Scott
Anderson, Renae & Randy
Lime Springs, IA - Howard County

Removed uncollectible penalty
05/01/2019
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6837
Contact: David Scott
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc
Sheldon, IA - O'Brien County

Respond to requests for information; cease all construction for unpermitted equipment; submit necessary construction permit applications; comply with with issued construction permits; submit compliance plan for achieving and maintaining compliance with all state and federal air quality rules; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $10,000.
05/01/2019
Consent Order - 7065
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Linn, Duane & Kaylene
Estherville, IA - Emmet County

extends the removal of solid waste deadline until August 1, 2019
04/25/2019
Amendment to Consent Order - 7038
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Iowa Fertilizer Company LLC
Wever, IA - Lee County

Amendment extends time frame on construction permit compliance
04/23/2019
Amendment to Consent Order - 7007
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Linwood Mining and Minerals Corp.
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Rescinds Administrative Order Nos 2002-AQ-10 and 2002-AQ-10-A1
04/19/2019
Recission - 4413
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Allison
Allison, IA - Butler County

Amends the compliance date for completing construction of Phase 1 improvements
04/19/2019
Amendment to Consent Order - 6835
Contact: John Crotty
Ullestad, Brian
Knoxville, IA - Worth County

Cease all improper solid waste disposal and open burning; remove all solid waste at the property and submit disposal receipts; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000.
04/16/2019
Consent Order - 7053
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Fink, Joe dba Fink Electric, Inc
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $4,725.00
04/12/2019
Consent Order - 6951
Contact: Kelli Book
North Iowa Custom Finishing, Inc
Bode, IA - Kossuth County

pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $4,500.00
04/12/2019
Consent Order - 6986
Contact: Kelli Book
Norm Bruty
Washington, IA - Washington County

dispose of all solid waste at property, cease all improper open burning and solid waste disposal, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500.00
04/12/2019
Consent Order - 7063
Contact: David Scott
Hansmann, Chad
George, IA - Lyon County

Operate and maintain all operation structures in compliance with applicable permits, rules, and regulations; Regrade open lot pens; Remove all blockages from discharge pipes to the SOFEB; Remove all solids from basins on annual basis; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $6,000
04/01/2019
Consent Order - 6989
Contact: Kelli Book
Farmers Union Industries, LLC d/b/a Central BiProducts and Redwood Farms Meat Processors
Estherville, IA - Emmet County

Cease illegal discharges; Obtain professional engineer to identify and eliminate the source of the discharge; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $7,000
04/01/2019
Consent Order - 7004
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, Riverdale, and Panorama Park
various cities, IA - Scott County

Extends the required date for construction permit application submittal.
03/27/2019
Amendment to Consent Order - 6175
Contact: John Crotty
Linwood Mining and Minerals Corp.
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Decommission certain equipment; maintain records; and pay an administrative penalty of $10,000
03/26/2019
Administrative Order - 7066
Contact: Anne Preziosi
TEDE Farms, L.L.C
Iowa Falls, IA - Butler County

Operate in compliance with the rules and regulations; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure for monitoring a depopulated facility; and pay an administrative penalty of $500
03/25/2019
Administrative Order - 7013
Contact: Kelli Book
DMC Property Rentals, LLC
Eagle Grove, IA - Wright County

Operate in compliance with rules and regulations; install a riser in the earthen basin; and pay an administrative penalty of $500
03/25/2019
Administrative Order - 7016
Contact: Kelli Book
Francis, Raymond
New London, IA - Henry County

Revocation of Mr. Francis' drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications; prohibited from holding any DNR certification for drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment; and pay an administrative penalty of $1,000
03/22/2019
Administrative Order - 7003
Contact: John Crotty
RJS Custom Enterprises, LLC
Carroll, IA - Pottawattamie County

Operate in compliance with rules and regulations; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure for employee certification; and pay an administrative penalty of $3,500
03/22/2019
Administrative Order - 7025
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
T&K Pumping, Inc
Sherrill, IA - Dubuque County

Operate in compliance with rules and regulations; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure for monitoring land application; and pay an administrative penalty of $3,000
03/21/2019
Administrative Order - 7043
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Reuvers, Jerry
Orange City, IA - Sioux County

One year probation for Mr. Reuvers' certifications and operator-by-affidavit in drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment; and no involvement in lead and copper sampling for one year
03/20/2019
Consent Order - 7014
Contact: John Crotty
Jochum Agri-Services, Inc
Salix, IA - Lyon County

Ensure proper manure application and develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for employee training
03/14/2019
Consent Order - 7020
Contact: Kelli Book
American Pop Corn Company
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Obtain air quality construction permits prior to construction; conduct an audit at the facility; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $10,000
03/14/2019
Consent Order - 7051
Contact: David Scott
Mangold Environmental Testing, Inc.
Storm Lake, IA - Buena Vista County

Expands the scope of the temporary suspension to include compliance sampling
03/06/2019
Amendment to Consent Order - 7024
Contact: John Crotty
Midnight, LLC
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

pay an administrative penalty of $4,000 due to an asbestos violation
02/28/2019
Consent Order - 6949
Contact: Kelli Book
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.
Hills, IA - Johnson County

Comply with asbestos regulations and pay an administrative penalty of $6,500
02/28/2019
Consent Order - 6998
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.
Hills, IA - Johnson County

Comply with open burning and solid waste disposal regulations; dispose of any solid waste on property and submit landfill receipts; and pay an administrative penalty of $10,000
02/28/2019
Consent Order - 7061
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
New Heaven Chemicals Iowa, LLC
Manly, IA - Worth County

Submit Title V application; Comply with 40 CFR 63 Subparts F, G, and H, and pay an administrative penalty of $10,000
02/21/2019
Administrative Order - 6990
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Seabee
Hampton, IA - Franklin County

Submit Title V emissions inventory; submit a corrective action plan to ensure with compliance with permit deadlines; comply with all requirements of the Title V permit; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,500
02/21/2019
Consent Order - 7044
Contact: David Scott
Wellman Feeder Pig, Inc
Wellman, IA - Washington County

operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with the rules and regulations; develop and implement a Standard Operation Procedure for ensuring proper freeboard levels; conduct an investigation on the construction and operation of the lagoon; and pay an administrative penalty of $5,000
02/20/2019
Administrative Order - 7001
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Avari Investments, LLC
Williamsburg, IA - Iowa County

establishes a schedule for wastewater treatment system improvements
02/14/2019
Consent Order - 6952
Contact: John Crotty
Kraft Heinz Foods Company
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

comply with Title V permit and regulations and pay an administrative penalty of $4,000
02/14/2019
Consent Order - 7022
Contact: David Scott
Heise, Scott dba Tricounty Tree Pros
Shell Rock, IA - Butler County

Amend previous administrative penalty; entity now pay penalty in the amount of $500
02/08/2019
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6679
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Stencil, Clint dba Stencil Construction, Inc
Sioux City, IA - Sioux County

pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $6,000
02/04/2019
Administrative Order - 6950
Contact: Kelli Book
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