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.

DNR Document Search (direct link)
To view the enforcement orders, on the DNR Document Search page, select "Administrative Orders" from the program dropdown.

Program: Administrative Orders
Facility Name: Party Issued
Project Number: Order Number

For more information, please contact Kelli Book at Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-210-3408.

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Mason City Community School District
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo 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.
08/05/2022
Consent Order - 7368
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Horras, David
Brighton, IA - Washington County

Properly dispose of solid waste remaining on site at a sanitary landfill; comply with all solid waste and open burning laws in the future; and pay a $6,400 administrative penalty.
08/03/2022
Consent Order - 7409
Contact: David Scott
Newt's Cafe LLC
Nichols, IA - Muscatine County

Submit all required monthly operation reports; maintain a nitrate level below 10 mg/L in the finished drinking water; conduct monthly nitrate and coliform bacteria testing of the finished drinking water and submit test documentation; post a public notice of the violations detailed in this Order; retain a certified drinking water operator; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
08/02/2022
Administrative Order - 7396
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Emmetsburg
Emmetsburg, IA - Palo Alto County

Complete improvements to the water treatment facility by December 21, 2026.
08/01/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6810
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Maxwell, Thomas
Central City, IA - Linn County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
07/21/2022
Consent Order - 7392
Contact: Kelli Book
Concrete Technologies, Inc.
Grimes, IA - Dallas County

Comply with all air quality requirements, particularly those related to fugitive dust and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
07/19/2022
Consent Order - 7393
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Roorda Dairy, LLC
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Comply with construction permit regulations in the future and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/13/2022
Consent Order - 7360
Contact: Kelli Book
Meadowvale Dairy, LLC
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Comply with construction permit regulations in the future and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/12/2022
Consent Order - 7351
Contact: Kelli Book
Bomgaars, Tim
Orange City, IA - Sioux County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
07/01/2022
Administrative Order - 7370
Contact: Kelli Book
Ellsworth, Scott
Lakota, IA - Kossuth County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/01/2022
Consent Order - 7310
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Maanen, Terry
Rock Valley, IA - Lyon County

Comply with all provisions of the construction permit for the anaerobic digester system and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
06/30/2022
Consent Order - 7379
Contact: Kelli Book
Feltz, Thomas
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Cease and prevent the illegal disposal of solid waste; comply with all applicable solid waste disposal laws in the future; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
06/29/2022
Administrative Order - 7385
Contact: David Scott
Gold Bond Building Products, LLC
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Comply with the compliance schedule from a prior administrative consent order; submit an Operation and Maintenance Plans for approval and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
06/24/2022
Consent Order - 7334
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Martin, Benjamin
Charles City , IA - Floyd County

Submit a written plan of silage runoff management; immediately implement said plan upon approval; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty
06/22/2022
Consent Order - 738
Contact: Kelli Book
Lynch, Jeff
Bernard, IA - Jackson County

Amending 2022-AFO-04 to impose a $2,000 administrative penalty.
06/20/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7323
Contact: Kelli Book
Wessels Oil Company, Inc.
Lake Park, IA - Dickinson County

Comply with Iowa's hazardous condition and spill reporting requirements; comply with Iowa's water quality regulations; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
06/20/2022
Consent Order - 7395
Contact: David Scott
Benjegerdes, Craig
Manly, IA - Worth County

Apply manure at rates consistent with the facility's manure management plan; submit an updated manure management plan that reflects the application of commercial nitrogen; sample the manure at the facility on an annual basis for the next four years; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
06/16/2022
Consent Order - 7376
Contact: Kelli Book
Wiese Industries Inc.
Perry, IA - Dallas County

Timely obtain construction permits; comply with all air quality construction permit requirements, especially the maintenance of required records; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
06/14/2022
Consent Order - 7367
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Parks Marina, Inc.
Okoboji, IA - Dickinson County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
06/08/2022
Consent Order - 7314
Contact: Aaron Brees
Opal Eggs LP
Iowa Falls, IA - Hardin County

Pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
06/03/2022
Consent Order - 7365
Contact: Kelli Book
Whitaker, David
Huxley, IA - Story County

Cease and prevent illegal open burning of combustible material in the future; cease and prevent the illegal disposal of solid waste in the future; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
06/02/2022
Consent Order - 7377
Contact: David Scott
DGG Farms, L.L.C. and DLJ Farms, L.L.C.
Neola, IA - Pottawattamie County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
05/26/2022
Consent Order - 7363
Contact: Kelli Book
City of La Porte City
La Porte City, IA - Black Hawk County

Comply with the consent order's construction and installation schedule to ensure upgrade of the wastewater treatment facility by July 2025 and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
05/26/2022
Consent Order - 7315
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hanson, Che Hanson & Sons Tire, LLC
Clarion, IA - Wright County

Remove tires located at the business and McCormick Farm and submit receipts of proper disposal; implement a tire inventory and storage process and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
05/26/2022
Consent Order - 7388
Contact: David Scott
City of Grimes
Grimes, IA - Polk County

Update the city's website regarding its intent to connect to the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) and the timeline to do so; develop and submit a plan for limiting new loadings to the wastewater treatment plant until WRA connection is complete; conduct an industrial waste survey to identify industrial contributions that may be inhibiting the wastewater treatment process; eliminate the discharge from the wastewater treatment facility to Little Beaver Creek; submit quarterly reports until WRA connection is complete detailing the city's progress; and pay a $9,000 administrative penalty.
05/26/2022
Consent Order - 7328
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Spees, Rick
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Cease illegal solid waste disposal and illegal open burning of combustible materials; comply with all disposal and open burning laws; collect, containerize, and dispose of all solid waste materials on site and provide receipts of proper disposal; and pay a $3,400 administrative penalty.
05/26/2022
Administrative Order - 7330
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Everitt, Jerry
Strawberry Point, IA - Clayton County

Amending 2022-SW-13/2022-AQ-11 to remove the requirement to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
05/23/2022
Amendment to Consent Order - 7389
Contact: David Scott
Steffen, Ray
West Union, IA - Fayette County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty
05/23/2022
Administrative Order - 7383
Contact: Kelli Book
RAM Nutrient Applications, LLC
Iowa Falls, IA - Franklin County

Ensure that all handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner that does not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure detailing a plan for ongoing employee training related to manure handling, transferring, and land application.
05/12/2022
Consent Order - 7356
Contact: Kelli Book
William Kimberley Development Corporation
West Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
05/12/2022
Consent Order - 7337
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Muth, David
Dougherty, IA - Butler County

Pay a $3,000.00 administrative penalty.
05/12/2022
Consent Order - 7362
Contact: Kelli Book
Delaney, Jason JR Recycling LLC
Cascade, IA - Iowa County

Rescind and replace 2022-SW-07 with the following: comply with Iowa laws governing tire disposal and recycling; maintain accurate disposal and recycling records; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
05/11/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7306
Contact: David Scott
Everitt, Jerry
Strawberry Point, IA - Clayton County

Cease and prevent the illegal open burning of combustible material, including waste tires; comply with all applicable air quality regulations; apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and comply with the waste tire storage limit.
05/05/2022
Consent Order - 7389
Contact: David Scott
Allen, Dan
Winterset, IA - Madison County

Comply with all requirements of the Iowa floodplain regulations and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
05/05/2022
Consent Order - 7371
Contact: David Scott
Southeast Polk Community School District
Altoon, IA - Polk County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the stormwater pollution prevention plan; hire qualified personnel to inspect disturbed areas of the construction site; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
04/22/2022
Consent Order - 7350
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Feinberg, Phil S.E. Iowa Metals Recycling, Inc.
Lockridge, IA - Jefferson County

Remove and properly dispose of waste tires; cease improper handling and storage of appliances and cathode ray tubes; cease and prevent the illegal open burning of combustible material; comply with all requirements of the facility's National Pollutant Disposal Elimination System permit and stormwater pollution prevention plan; remove and properly dispose of all vehicle fluids prior to storing for scrap; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Administrative Order - 7354
Contact: David Scott
Wiebers, Jason
Schleswig, IA - Crawford County

Obtain certifications prior to handling, transporting, or applying manure and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Consent Order - 7345
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Waardhuizen Inc.
Oskaloosa, IA - Mahaska County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Consent Order - 7341
Contact: Kelli Book
Pork 360 East, Inc.
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Ensure that all employees are properly certified before handling, transporting, or applying manure and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Consent Order - 7340
Contact: Kelli Book
Brookstone Specialty Services, Incorporated
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Properly dispose of all wastewater and cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; maintain a wash log; train employees regarding the proper disposal of wastewater and submit proof of training to the DNR; remove all bedding material from Chelsea Creek within 30 days; televise the storm sewer line between Chelsea Creek outfall and the manhole east of the facility within 30 days and submit a recording of the televising to the DNR; remove any residual bedding material observed in the sewer line during the televising; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
04/15/2022
Consent Order - 7285
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sitruc Pork, L.C.
Waverly, IA - Bremer County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
04/13/2022
Consent Order - 7344
Contact: Kelli Book
Ecosystems, Inc.
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Comply with all laws applicable to discharging pollutants into a water of the state; comply with all laws applicable to the land application of sewage sludge; implement the Department-approved Corrective Action Plan; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
04/08/2022
Consent Order - 7317
Contact: Zander Rachel
Lawler, William and Jeff
Peosta, IA - Dubuque County

Amending unilateral order 2022-AFO-03; operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with applicable laws; pay $1,138.28 in fish restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
04/06/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7237
Contact: Kelli Book
Hageman, Milan
Ossian, IA - Winneshiek County

Hire a licensed engineer to inspect the below building pits at the facility to determine structural integrity; cease storing soil condition in the below building pits unless secondary containment is constructed; pay $10,778.87 in fish restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $7,500 administrative penalty
04/05/2022
Consent Order - 7299
Contact: Kelli Book
NLC Energy Riceville LLC
Riceville, IA - Howard County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; submit a written plan to properly dispose of the material in the filter bags; assess and remediate soil or groundwater contamination caused by the leaking containment area; timely report all discharges to waters of the state; pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
03/31/2022
Consent Order - 7266
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sunset at the Oasis
Onawa, IA - Monona County

Comply with all laws related to the construction of wastewater and drinking water systems; cease operation of the campground facility until a construction permit has been issued; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
03/28/2022
Consent Order - 7353
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Reschly, Terry Reschly Metals, Inc.
Washington, IA - Washington County

Cease improper handling and storage of appliances and comply with all applicable laws in the future; cease and prevent open burning of combustible materials and comply with all applicable laws in the future; comply with all requirements of the facility's stormwater pollution prevention plan; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
03/25/2022
Consent Order - 7333
Contact: David Scott
Digital Print Enterprises LLC
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Submit a renewal application for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit or immediately cease all discharges from the facility; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
03/23/2022
Administrative Order - 7382
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Regancrest Holsteins, LLC
Waukon, IA - Allamakee County

Comply with all laws governing animal feeding operations and water quality standards; develop a standard operating procedure to ensure operational or maintenance failures involving the manure pumping system do not cause manure releases; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
03/22/2022
Consent Order - 7069
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Wagoner, Jacob Wagoner Construction, LLC
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Submit a plan on asbestos demolition compliance and on asbestos-containing demolition debris disposal; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
03/22/2022
Consent Order - 7319
Contact: Kelli Book
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