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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City of Wapello
Wapello, IA - Louisa County

Amendment to Consent Order
01/18/2022
Amendment to Consent Order - 5553
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Corydon
Corydon, IA - Wayne County

Amendment to Consent Order
01/14/2022
Amendment to Consent Order - 5919
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Miller, Bradley and Brenda
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Cease the illegal storage and disposal of waste tires; comply with all waste tire disposal laws; and properly dispose of all waste tires on site and provide the Department with receipts of disposal.
01/05/2022
Consent Order - 7355
Contact: David Scott
Snyder, Mark
Red Oak, IA - Montgomery County

Cease illegal disposal of solid waste; comply with all solid waste laws; properly dispose of solid waste and provide the Department with receipts of disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/04/2022
Administrative Order - 7312
Contact: David Scott
Peters, Tim TNT Disposal, LLC
DeWitt, IA - Clinton County

Immediately cease the hauling and open dumping of waste tires; comply with applicable waste tire hauling and disposal laws; properly remove and dispose of all waste tires and provide proof of proper disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/03/2022
Administrative Order - 7318
Contact: David Scott
Mercado, David Omar
DeWitt, IA - Clinton County

Immediately cease the hauling and open dumping of waste tires; comply with applicable waste tire hauling and disposal laws; properly remove and dispose of all waste tires and provide proof of proper disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/03/2022
Administrative Order - 7327
Contact: David Scott
Wilson, Brad
Peosta, IA - Clinton County

Manure applicator and commercial manure service manager certifications are revoked for a period of two years.
12/29/2021
Consent Order - 7261
Contact: Kelli Book
Armstrong, Leigh
South English, IA - Keokuk County

Serve a one year probation for all water and wastewater treatment and water distribution licenses and pay a $500 administrative penalty.
12/29/2021
Consent Order - 7313
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Seelye, Steve
Van Cleve, IA - Marshall County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity; cease all illegal open burning and pay a $750 administrative penalty.
12/29/2021
Administrative Order - 7278
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Gold-Eagle Cooperative
Galt, IA - Wright County

Cease operating feed mill equipment when control equipment is not functioning properly; comply with its air quality construction permits; populate the daily compliance form with the gallons of oil applied to the grain; inspect equipment for leaks and for general structural and operational integrity; and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
12/17/2021
Consent Order - 7262
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Danielson, TImothy
Otho, IA - Webster County

Serve a one year probation for all water and wastewater treatment and water distribution licenses and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
12/16/2021
Consent Order - 7326
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Interstate Power and Light Company
Lansing, IA - Allamakee County

Order rescinded.
12/09/2021
Recission - 6749
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Geisler, Jacob JDG Pork Enterprises, L.C.
Gowrie, IA - Webster County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty
12/03/2021
Consent Order - 7322
Contact: Kelli Book
LCNJ Farms, L.L.C.
Remsen, IA - Plymouth County

Clean manure from the basin and properly land apply it; submit a written Plan of Action for basin pumping and submit for approval, and immediately implement upon approval; and pay $3,349.82 in fish restitution and a $5,500 administrative penalty.
12/01/2021
Consent Order - 7288
Contact: Kelli Book
Cedar Rapids Community School District
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Comply with all asbestos regulations during future restorations, renovations, and construction projects; require future contractors and subcontractors to submit a full scope of work for each project; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
12/01/2021
Consent Order - 7244
Contact: Kelli Book
Abbas, Dustin LJ Unlimited, L.L.C.
Iowa Falls, IA - Franklin County

Replacing LJ Unlimited, LLC with Dustin J. Abbas, the prospective new owner of the facility; all manure shall be removed from the facility within three years of the sale unless the facility has been repopulated; and alternatively, if the sale to Mr. Abbas is not finalized, all manure must be removed from the facility prior to its sale to any future owners.
11/12/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 5935
Contact: Kelli Book
Dietrich Hauling & Fence Building, LLC
Keswick, IA - Keokuk County

Handle, transfer, and land apply manure in a manner that does not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state; develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for proper manure transportation and land application and submit for approval; immediately implement the SOP upon approval; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
11/03/2021
Consent Order - 7290
Contact: Kelli Book
Gavilon Grain, LLC
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Comply with all laws and regulations applicable to discharging pollutants into a water of the State; pay $18,283.19 in fish restitution and investigative costs; pay $244,704.92 in mussel restitution; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
10/25/2021
Consent Order - 7222
Contact: Zander Rachel
Even, Chad
Jesup, IA - Black Hawk County

Pay 2020 and 2021 compliance fees and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
10/18/2021
Consent Order - 7304
Contact: Kelli Book
Castaneda, Alberto Tello
Auburn, IA - Sac County

Submit a complete original manure management plan; submit filing fee, indemnity fee, and compliance fee; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
10/18/2021
Administrative Order - 7293
Contact: Kelli Book
Larsen, Shane and Michelle
Lone Rock, IA - Kossuth County

Submit a complete Iowa Phosphorus Index manure management plan (MMP); pay 2021 MMP fees; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
10/18/2021
Administrative Order - 7291
Contact: Kelli Book
Krebsbach, Jon
Stacyville, IA - Mitchell County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
10/11/2021
Consent Order - 7292
Contact: Kelli Book
Wright Materials Company
Clear Lake, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Pay a $2,500.00 administrative penalty.
10/11/2021
Consent Order - 7256
Contact: Anne Preziosi
A to Z Drying, Inc.
Osage, IA - Mitchell County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the State; conduct training to all employees regarding how to legally manage wastewater and stormwater associated with industrial activities; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
10/07/2021
Consent Order - 7296
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Three Rivers FS Company
Elkader, IA - Clayton County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the State; provide documentation that all storm water was legally disposed of from the Elkader Three Rivers; and pay a $6,000.00 administrative penalty.
10/01/2021
Consent Order - 7239
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Schroeder, Malachi
Schleswig, IA - Crawford County

Submit an original manure management plan; submit filing fee, indemnity fee, and compliance fee and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/29/2021
Consent Order - 7294
Contact: Kelli Book
Roane, Fred Feedlot Service Company
Neola, IA - Pottawattamie County

Submit a list of liquid and solid material sources prior to land application; discontinue the land application of all petrescrible products; cease illegal disposal of solid waste and comply with all solid waste and land application laws in the future; ensure all trucks used to haul bi-products are properly equipped and maintained to prevent leachate leaks; do not stockpile paunch manure without prior approval; construct total containment for the open cattle feedlot; utilize a nutrient management plan for the manure produced at the feedlot; maintain land application records of all solid and liquid manure produced at the feedlot; and pay a $9,000 administrative penalty.
09/29/2021
Consent Order - 7295
Contact: David Scott
City of Osceola
Osceola, IA - Clarke County

Comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; complete construction of the wastewater treatment facility upgrades necessary to comply with its permit by January 1, 2024; submit a construction progress report by December 1st of every year until the facility upgrades are complete; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
09/28/2021
Consent Order - 7267
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C.
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the State and pay a $4,000.00 administrative penalty.
09/23/2021
Consent Order - 7279
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
JNB Oak Park, LP
Mud Creek, IA - Scott County

Cease all illegal discharges to a water of the State; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
09/21/2021
Consent Order - 7131
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Hardt, Roberta
Swea City, IA - Kossuth County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/21/2021
Consent Order - 7297
Contact: Kelli Book
Gehling, Chad
Dedham, IA - Carroll County

Submit a complete original manure management plan for approval; submit filing fee, indemnity fee, and 2020 and 2021 compliance fees; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/15/2021
Administrative Order - 7250
Contact: Kelli Book
Precision Pumping, L.L.C.
Algona, IA - Winneshiek County

Submit for approval a written plan with Standard Operating Procedures for land application methods; upon approval, immediately implement the Standard Operating Procedures; pay $5,962.88 in fish restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty
09/13/2021
Consent Order - 7277
Contact: Kelli Book
Chamness Technology, Inc.
Eddyville, IA - Wapello County

Facility's sanitary disposal permit is revoked, subject to appeal rights; upon permit revocation, all solid waste and leachate onsite shall be removed and properly disposed of, consistent with facility's closure plan; and comply with all prior administrative orders.
09/13/2021
Administrative Order - 7309
Contact: David Scott
Holcim (US), Inc.
Mason CIty, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Rescission of Administrative Consent Order No. 2010-AQ-52.
08/19/2021
Recission - 6156
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Smith, Raymond
Burlington, IA - Des Moines County

Cease illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste in a manner consistent with state law; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
08/13/2021
Consent Order - 7284
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Geno Source, LLC
Blairstown, IA - Benton County

Obtain an animal feeding operation construction permit and make any necessary modifications to the facility to comply with the issued permit; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/29/2021
Consent Order - 7271
Contact: Kelli Book
Sletten, Tim Stephen Ezell
Marshalltown, IA - Marshall County

Cease illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste in a manner consistent with state law; and pay a $500 administrative penalty.
07/13/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7270
Contact: David Scott
McGinnis, Matt
Indianola, IA - Warren County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
07/12/2021
Consent Order - 7258
Contact: Kelli Book
Chamness Technology, Inc.
Eddyville, IA - Wapello County

Comply with suspension of composting permit by not bringing any feedstock material or bulking agent on-site through August 15, 2021; comply with existing operations plan and all applicable laws; certify to the Department on a monthly basis that all necessary equipment is functional and, as needed, either repair or replace functional equipment within 45 days; implement preventative measures to ensure drainage system is operational; patch or permanently repair pad to maintain its imperviousness; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
07/08/2021
Consent Order - 7289
Contact: David Scott
City of Alexander
Alexander, IA - Franklin County

Submit an alternatives implementation compliance plan by September 1, 2021.
07/08/2021
Amendment to Consent Order - 6637
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vorhes, Bill S&V LLC
Marble Rock, IA - Floyd County

Comply with all separation distance requirements for future land applications of manure and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
06/30/2021
Consent Order - 7264
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Keokuk
Keokuk, IA - Lee County

Properly operate and maintain the leachate tank system; maintain logs regarding leachate hauling dates and volume and, upon request, submit to the Department for review and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
06/30/2021
Consent Order - 7206
Contact: David Scott
City of Emmetsburg
Emmetsburg, IA - Palo Alto County

Complete construction of a well field, install piping, and discharge point by August 1, 2022.
06/30/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6810
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
MD Products and Solutions Inc.
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Cease all illegal discharges to Mason City's storm sewer system and to waters of the state and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
06/24/2021
Consent Order - 7274
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Eichelberger, Doug
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Cease illegal open burning; cease use of an unpermitted and uncontrolled incinerator; properly dispose of all solid waste on site, including burnt material and ash, at a permitted solid waste facility and provide disposal receipts to the Department; and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.
06/24/2021
Consent Order - 7282
Contact: David Scott
Donham, Tim
Winterset, IA - Madison County

Cease illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste consistent with Iowa law and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
06/21/2021
Consent Order - 7283
Contact: David Scott
City of Knoxville
Knoxville, IA - Marion County

Submit a facility plan for its wastewater treatment facility by December 31, 2024 and cease all bypasses by December 31, 2027.
06/18/2021
Amendment to Consent Order - 6428
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Eagle Grove
Eagle Grove, IA - Wright County

Comply with its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit; enforce its treatment agreement with local businesses; revise its treatment agreement and submit to the Department by July 1, 2021; complete the ongoing pilot study by November 1, 2021 and submit resulting data by December 1, 2021; submit wastewater construction permit applications necessary to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility by May 2022; complete construction of wastewater treatment facility upgrades by January 2023; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty
06/11/2021
Consent Order - 7253
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Drinkall, Tyson T&C Farms
McIntire, IA - Mitchell County

Ensure all employees are properly certified to handle, transport, and apply manure; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
06/11/2021
Administrative Order - 7246
Contact: Kelli Book
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