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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Farmers Feed & Supply, Inc
Boyden, IA - Sioux County

Cease construction and testing until construction permits are issued, cease operation of any unpermitted equipment, provide initial NESHAP 7D notifications, and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
09/04/2019
Consent Order - 7078
Contact: Anne Preziosi
White Construction, LLC
Saint Ansgar, IA - Mitchell County

Shall not unlawfully burn combustible material, shall comply with all solid waste and open burning laws and regulations, remove all solid waste and properly dispose of it, and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
09/04/2019
Consent Order - 7045
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Tompkins, Richard & Dorothy
Conesville, IA - Muscatine County

Remove all solid waste and properly dispose of it, cease all illegal solid waste disposal and opening burning in the future, comply with the asbestos regulations, and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
09/04/2019
Administrative Order - 7100
Contact: David Scott
Carstensen, James
Preston, IA - Jackson County

Operate feedlot in compliance with regulations; Develop and Implement a Plan of Action to address land application and removal of trench or submit a NPDES permit application; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $10,000
08/28/2019
Consent Order - 7094
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Banowetz, Darryl
Charlotte, IA - Clinton County

Prevent future discharges; submit and implement a corrective action plan to prevent future discharges; submit monthly freeboard reports; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty
08/26/2019
Administrative Order - 7085
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Iowa Fertilizer Company LLC
Wever, IA - Lee County

Amends the compliance schedule for meeting permit limit
08/16/2019
Amendment to Consent Order - 7007
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Murphy, Brent
Bradgate, IA - Humboldt County

Operate in compliance with regulations; Submit Manure Management Plan (MMP); and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000
08/16/2019
Consent Order - 7090
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Freese, Rick Rick Freese Well Drilling, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Comply with remediation plan; comply with laws, rules, and permits; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000
08/14/2019
Consent Order - 7031
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Conrad Lundsgaard, Inc
Cherokee, IA - Cherokee County

Cease all illegal open burning and illegal solid waste disposal and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000.
08/14/2019
Consent Order - 6991
Contact: Anne Preziosi
New Fashion Pork, LLP
Estherville, IA - Emmet County

Operate in compliance with regulations; Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for land application; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $4800
08/08/2019
Consent Order - 7060
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Swanson, Andrew
Nevada, IA - Story County

Cease all illegal open burning and solid waste disposal; dispose of all solid waste at property within 30 days; and pay an administrative penalty in amount of $1,546.00
08/08/2019
Consent Order - 7087
Contact: David Scott
Budde, Thomas
LaMotte, IA - Dubuque County

Operate facility in compliance with regulations; Remove and land apply manure within 6 months; Conduct a tile line investigation; if re-populated, comply with regulations; pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,000
08/05/2019
Consent Order - 7089
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Engel Agri-Sales Company
Sac City, IA - Sac County

Cease any open burning; properly dispose of all remaining solid waste at the property; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $6,000
08/01/2019
Consent Order - 7088
Contact: David Scott
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
Daybreak Foods, Inc.
Eagle Grove, IA - Wright County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; comply with permit and laws; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $7,000
07/23/2019
Consent Order - 7064
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Massey Properties, LLC dba The Wharf
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Rescind the penalty assessed in the order
07/23/2019
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6436
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Strickler Farms LTD
Grundy Center, IA - Grundy County

Operate facility in compliance with rules and regulations; Construct shutoff port and shutoff device; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $4,000
07/19/2019
Administrative Order - 7062
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Waste Management Agriculture Services LLC
Peosta, IA - Clinton County

Operate in compliance with the rules and regulations; Develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper land application; Company on probation for 3 years; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $10,000
07/18/2019
Consent Order - 7047
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
New NGC, INC. dba National Gypsum Company
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Submit excess emissions reports, provide names of those responsible for recording excess emissions, provide training to those responsible for recording excess emissions; Develop and submit preventative maintenance plan; Submit air quality construction permits; Submit progress report on replacement activities; Complete installation of burners by June 1, 2020; Conduct all required stack testing; If stack tests indicate emissions over the Title V limits, submit a Title V operating permit application; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $10,000
07/18/2019
Consent Order - 7050
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Sharpelyuk, Oleg
Russell, IA - Lucas County

Stop all illegal open burning; Properly dispose of solid waste in the future; Submit the disposal receipts for the remaining solid waste on the property; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000
07/18/2019
Consent Order - 7081
Contact: David Scott
Airgas USA, LLC
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Comply with all rules and regulations; Implement a Plan of Action for tank monitoring; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000
07/18/2019
Consent Order - 7046
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Matteson, Jon
Hudson, IA - Black Hawk County

Revoke Mr. Matteson's water treatment, drinking water distribution and wastewater treatment certifications and Mr. Matteson is not allowed to hold any DNR certifications in the future
07/18/2019
Consent Order - 7083
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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
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