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.

For more information, please contact Ed Tormey at Ed.Tormey@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-8373.

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Clasing, Jay
Ruthven, IA - Palo Alto County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding the burning and disposal of solid wastes and pay a penalty of $2,000 for past violations
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6914
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Grant Walker, Harry Walker Walker Brothers Livestock, Corp
Washington, IA - Washington County

Prohibit future unlawful discharges of effluent and pay $10,000 penalty. Should the facility be operated in the future, responsible parties shall immediately comply with all laws and rules pertaining to animal confinement truck wash facilities
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6898
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Reilly Construction Co., Inc.
Ossian, IA - Winneshiek County

Submit Minor Source Emission Inventory to DNR and pay $2,500 penalty
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6907
Contact: Kelli Book
Wells Enterprises, Inc
Le Mars, IA - Plymouth County

Prohibition against unlawfully discharging a pollutant to any water of the state, pay $4,500 penalty and fish restitution and investigative costs of $980.
01/08/2018
Consent Order - 6900
Contact: John Crotty
Ag Air, LLC
Riverside, IA - Des Moines County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding the application of pesticides and pay $3,500 (fish restitution and investigative costs)
12/30/2017
Consent Order - 6813
Contact: John Crotty
Lincolnway Energy, LLC
Nevada, IA - Story County

Comply with Miscellaneous Organic National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (MON NESHAP) and pay $10,000 penalty
12/18/2017
Consent Order - 6880
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Knoblauch, Jim Jumpin' Jimmy's Bar & Grill
Montezuma, IA - Poweshiek County

Comply with all laws and rules regarding air quality and solid waste on properties owned or operated by Mr. Knoblauch and pay $10,000 penalty
12/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6922
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hull Cooperative Association
Hull, IA - Sioux County

Cease unlawful discharges to waters of the state, provide proper training to employees, pay penalty of $4,000 and fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,324
12/14/2017
Consent Order - 6894
Contact: John Crotty
City of Linden
Linden, IA - Dallas County

Pay $1,000 penalty for failure to timely file for renewal of NPDES permit
12/13/2017
Consent Order - 6866
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Honts, Cheryl & Terry
Nichols, IA - Muscatine County

Inability to pay determination
12/11/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6856
Contact: David Scott
JMD Oil Inc
West Liberty, IA - Cedar County

Comply with public water supply permit, immediately provide public notice for all past violations and pay $10,000 penalty
12/11/2017
Administrative Order - 6895
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Kirchoff, Jeff
Manson, IA - Calhoun County

Revocation of drinking water and wastewater certifications
12/07/2017
Consent Order - 6911
Contact: John Crotty
Anderson, Renae & Randy
Lime Springs, IA - Howard County

Order recognizes removal of underground storage tank system. Order requires payment of outstanding tank management fees of $2,420 and penalty payment of $500
12/05/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6837
Contact: David Scott
Hahn Investment Company
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Submit 2016 Minor Source Emission Inventory to DNR and pay $2,500 penalty
11/20/2017
Consent Order - 6906
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Pella
Pella, IA - Marion County

Amended compliance schedule for the completion of improvements to city's sanitary sewer collection system
11/20/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6048
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Kingsley Sow, LLC
Kingsley, IA - Plymouth County

Develop and implement plan of action to ensure no further manure discharges at the facility. Order also requires payment of $3,000 penalty
11/16/2017
Consent Order - 6913
Contact: Kelli Book
Grevengoed, Travis
Hull, IA - Sioux County

Pay $1,500 penalty for late submittal of manure management plan with an Iowa Phosphorus Index
11/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6870
Contact: Kelli Book
Wernimont, Jason
Auburn, IA - Carroll County

DNR has deemed this facility to be a medium CAFO. Facility must submit appropriate permit applications or comply with alternate options provided by DNR. Must also pay $6,000 penalty
11/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6845
Contact: Kelli Book
Kline, Kenneth
Missouri Valley, IA - Harrison County

Establish payment plan for payment of $10,000 penalty
11/15/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6738
Contact: Kelli Book
Philips, Terry dba TK Enterprises
Riverside, IA - Washington County

Penalty payment of $4,158 satisfies penalty obligation due.
11/15/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6347
Contact: Kelli Book
Heise, Scott dba TriCounty Tree Pros
Shell Rock, IA - Butler County

Cease open burning of solid wastes and pay $5,500 penalty
11/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6679
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Faber, Keaven
Alton, IA - Sioux County

Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for proper manure control at facility, and pay $5,500 penalty for animal feeding and air quality (failure to conduct asbestos inspection prior to demolition of confinement building
11/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6860
Contact: Kelli Book
Interstate Power and Light Company
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Remove requirements related to retired Sixth Street Generating Station and revise requirements for Prairie Creek Unit 4.
11/06/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6910
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Buffington, Nile Buffs Iris City Truck Plaza, Inc.
Mount Pleasant, IA - Henry County

Pay $3,000 in past due tank management fees and a civil penalty of $500. All UST system components at the facility have been properly removed.
11/02/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6830
Contact: David Scott
W.C. Gretter and Sons, Inc.
Harper, IA - Keokuk County

Pay $5,000 penalty to resolve open burning and asbestos violations which occurred as a result of the demolition, burning and disposal of four buildings
10/19/2017
Consent Order - 6883
Contact: Kelli Book
Shipley, Donald and James
Clemons, IA - Marshall County

Properly dispose of all remaining solid waste, conduct necessary cleanup at property, and pay $8,000 penalty
10/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6890
Contact: David Scott
Cedar Ridge Vineyard, LLC
Swisher, IA - Johnson County

Cease unauthorized discharges of wastewater; submit plan for permanent proper disposal of non-domestic wastewater and, in the interim, haul wastewater to a permitted WWTP; and pay $4,700 penalty. Order also rescinds Administrative Order No. 2015-WW-09.
10/17/2017
Consent Order - 6903
Contact: John Crotty
Clark Farms Ltd
Fredricksburg, IA - Chickasaw County

Cease land application of solid waste at property and pay $10,000 penalty.
10/04/2017
Administrative Order - 6778
Contact: David Scott
Robert A. Nicholson, James D. Olchefski & dba Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Pay $5,000 penalty and submit Plan of Action detailing steps to be taken when demolishing trailers at mobile home park
09/17/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6673
Contact: Kelli Book
Knoblauch, Jim
Montezuma, IA - Poweshiek County

Cease open dumping of solid wastes and pay $2,000 penalty
09/17/2017
Consent Order - 6896
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Porter, Gary & Lori
Lineville, IA - Wayne County

Immediately cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remove all remaining solid waste, and pay $10,000 penalty
09/05/2017
Administrative Order - 6891
Contact: David Scott
Harvester Land Holdings, L.C.
Ames, IA - Story County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State, comply with storm water permit (NPDES General Permit No. 2), and pay $3,000 penalty
08/29/2017
Consent Order - 6832
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Holtz, Gary & Robin (Former Holtz Mini Mart)
Hornick, IA - Woodbury County

Payment of $500 penalty and outstanding tank fees of $1,060 in recognition of good faith efforts to remove UST system at facility
08/29/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6840
Contact: David Scott
McNeil, Joel
Algona, IA - Kossuth County

Penalty rescinded; remainder of order remains in effect.
08/29/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5276
Contact: Kelli Book
McNeil, Joel
Algona, IA - Kossuth County

Past penalty payment of $50 accepted; remainder of penalty rescinded. Rest of original order to remain in effect.
08/29/2017
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6098
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Interstate Power and Light Co - Lansing Generating Station
Lansing, IA - Allamakee County

Amended compliance schedule to eliminate discharge of certain pollutants from wastewater treatment facility
08/25/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6749
Contact: John Crotty
Hilltop Road Association #1
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Amended penalty payment of $1,500
08/24/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6714
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Centrum Valley Farms, LLP
Alden, IA - Hardin County

(Provide proper disposal of ashes and other waste at facility and pay $8,000 penalty
08/22/2017
Consent Order - 6879
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lovett, Terry d/b/a The Kwiki Car Wash and Avenue Car Wash
Ida Grove, IA - Ida County

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State and pay $5,000 penalty
08/22/2017
Consent Order - 6834
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Roemhildt, Gary
Rake, IA - Winnebago County

Comply with asbestos NESHAP requirements, properly manage all remaining asbestos containing material, and pay $10,000 penalty for asbestos removal violations at the old Rake School Building
08/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6888
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Clasen, Justin
Bellevue, IA - Jackson County

Either submit NPDES permit application or eliminate man-made conveyance, properly stockpile manure, pay $4,953 in fish restitution and investigative costs and pay $5,000 penalty
08/18/2017
Administrative Order - 6811
Contact: Kelli Book
Grettenberg, Steve
Dayton, IA - Webster County

Pay $4,500 penalty for manure management plan violations
08/16/2017
Consent Order - 6865
Contact: Kelli Book
Marten, Dean
Long Grove, IA - Scott County

Cease open burning and open dumping of solid wastes, properly remover all remaining solid waste from property, and pay $10,000 penalty
08/15/2017
Administrative Order - 6842
Contact: Anne Preziosi
DeVries, John
Prairie City, IA - Jasper County

Cease open burning of solid wastes and pay $2,000 penalty. $1,000 of penalty payment to be made to Jasper County Conservation Board, to be utilized pursuant to the terms of its Supplemental Environmental Project agreement with DNR
08/09/2017
Consent Order - 6851
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lemer, Brant
Ames, IA - Story County

Cease open burning activities, comply with all asbestos-related regulations, provide proper disposal of remaining solid waste and pay $10,000 penalty.
08/07/2017
Administrative Order - 6887
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Allison
Allison, IA - Butler County

Compliance schedule to upgrade wastewater treatment facility
08/02/2017
Consent Order - 6835
Contact: John Crotty
Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency
Clinton, IA - Clinton County

Comply with solid waste rules governing operation at the facility and pay $10,000 penalty
08/01/2017
Administrative Order - 6882
Contact: David Scott
City of St. Donatus
St Donatus, IA - Jackson County

Amended compliance schedule for wastewater treatment facility improvements
07/31/2017
Amendment to Consent Order - 6786
Contact: John Crotty
Macumber, Michael
Sac City, IA - Sac County

Submit complete manure management plan and overdue fees and pay $10,000 penalty for history of noncompliance with Iowa's manure management plan requirements
07/31/2017
Administrative Order - 6886
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Recycling Services, LLC
Atlantic, IA - Cass County

Conduct site assessment and remediation as necessary, properly dispose of all remaining solid waste and contaminated soil and pay $7,000 penalty
07/24/2017
Administrative Order - 6875
Contact: David Scott
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