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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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
Martin, Alvin and Cleon
Osage, IA - Mitchell County

Construct and maintain a waterway at the animal feeding facility to divert process wastewater from the tile intake and pay a $500 administrative penalty.
06/07/2021
Consent Order - 7260
Contact: Kelli Book
Gelita USA Inc.
Sergeant Bluff, IA - Woodbury County

Complete construction of Phase 1 by October 2021 in accordance with its wastewater construction permit; submit a construction permit application for all remaining upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility by May 2022; complete construction of the wastewater treatment facility by April 2024; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty
06/07/2021
Consent Order - 7231
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Ballhagen, Rodney
Parkersburg, IA - Butler County

Properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste and immediately cease illegal open burning of solid waste; properly dispose of all solid waste on the property, including ash from open burning, and provide disposal receipts; and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.
06/03/2021
Consent Order - 7275
Contact: David Scott
ReNew Trient I, LLC dba NuOrganics, LLC
Clarion, IA - Wright County

Comply with all conditions of its storm water National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit No.1 and No. 2; cease all illegal discharges and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
05/11/2021
Consent Order - 7259
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Koenen, Greg
Hawarden, IA - Sioux County

Develop a plan of action for irrigation events to prevent future manure releases and submit to DNR for approval; once approved, immediately implement said plan and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
05/11/2021
Consent Order - 7249
Contact: Kelli Book
West Union Branch of Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc.
Arlington, IA - Fayette County

Comply with laws and regulations applicable to discharging pollutants into a water of the State and pay $2,299.37 in fish restitution and investigation costs; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
05/06/2021
Consent Order - 7255
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Smidt, William
Titonka, IA - Kossuth County

Withdraw appeal of permit denial; move the dike out of the floodway and reestablish original site conditions; if sufficient area outside of the floodway exists, work with a professional engineering firm to design a new pond layout and submit a joint application to DNR and the US Army Corps of Engineers for approval.
05/04/2021
Consent Order - 7276
Contact: David Scott
Main Voyage, L.L.C. dba All Iowa Pool and Supply, Inc.
West Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Cease all illegal discharges and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2021
Consent Order - 7123
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
DeJong, Larrell
New Prague, IA - Palo Alto County

Operate and maintain the facility and all other animal feeding operations in compliance with applicable law; develop and implement a plan of action approved by the DNR to prevent all future releases of manure; and pay a $4,000.00 administrative penalty.
04/14/2021
Administrative Order - 7109
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Mel's Pit Service, LLC
Lucan, IA - Osceola County

Refrain from conducting business in the state of Iowa unless both the business and employees are properly certified as a commercial manure service; and pay a $500 administrative penalty.
04/12/2021
Administrative Order - 7135
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Global Fiberglass Solutions, Inc.
Newton, IA - Jasper County

Immediately cease speculative accumulation of wind turbine blades; and properly dispose of in, or remove from, the state all blades currently stockpiled.
04/12/2021
Administrative Order - 7273
Contact: David Scott
Larabee, Jason
New Market, IA - Taylor County

Apply manure in compliance with all applicable laws; develop and implement a plan of action approved by the DNR that will prevent future non-permitted discharges to a water of the state; and pay a $7,500.00 administrative penalty.
04/12/2021
Administrative Order - 7157
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
May, Thomas Timber Industries, LLC
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Develop a plan of action to prevent future prohibited discharges to a water of the state and submit the plan to the Department for approval; submit a complete application for a stormwater discharge permit within 30 days; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
04/08/2021
Administrative Order - 7164
Contact: Kelli Book
Zieser, Brad
Center Point, IA - Benton County

Submit a complete Iowa Phosphorus Index Manure Management Plan (MMP) to the Department; pay $144 in overdue MMP fees; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
04/08/2021
Administrative Order - 7217
Contact: Kelli Book
North Iowa Custom Finishing, Inc.
Bode, IA - Kossuth County

Pay the remaining $2,250.00 penalty assessed by Administrative Consent Order 2019-AQ-10; and pay a $4,100 administrative penalty.
04/08/2021
Administrative Order - 7207
Contact: Kelli Book
Savage Sanitary District
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Upgrade its wastewater treatment facility by August 31, 2022 so as to bring the facility into compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
04/02/2021
Consent Order - 7187
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
RAM Development, LLC
Waukee, IA - Dallas County

Immediately cease operation and, within 30 days, request rescission of its air quality and Title V construction and operation permits; cease all illegal solid waste disposal activities and illegal open burning and comply in the future with applicable laws; remove and properly dispose of all solid waste currently on-site; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,500, with $2,000 of said penalty going towards a supplemental environmental project in Dallas County
03/30/2021
Consent Order - 7193
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Perfection Property Restoration, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
03/30/2021
Consent Order - 7245
Contact: Kelli Book
Frank's Auto & Truck Salvage, LLC
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Submit an application for a storm water permit and refrain from operating until a storm water permit is obtained; submit an application for an appliance demanufacturing permit (ADP) and refrain from accepting or processing any appliances until the ADP is obtained; post signs on the property until the ADP is obtained that notify the public that appliances cannot be dropped off; and pay a $6,625 administrative penalty.
03/22/2021
Consent Order - 7230
Contact: David Scott
Kohlwes, Amy
Colo, IA - Story County

Affidavit operator statuses for the City of McCallsburg and City of Zearing's respective water and wastewater systems are revoked; and comply with terms of a one-year probation for all DNR-issued water treatment and/or distribution and wastewater treatment licenses.
03/18/2021
Consent Order - 7263
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Corydon
Corydon, IA - Wayne County

The City shall submit plans and specifications for upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility by August 30, 2021; shall issue a contract for the construction of upgrades by December 30, 2021; and shall comply with final limits in its most current National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit by December 21, 2022).
03/11/2021
Amendment to Consent Order - 5919
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Ven Green Land Development, LLC
Bettendorf, IA - Scott County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, to include the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
03/08/2021
Consent Order - 7215
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Chapman, Harold
Arion, IA - Crawford County

Follow all laws and regulations related to the discharge of pollutants to waters of the state; and pay a $1,350 administrative penalty.
03/04/2021
Consent Order - 7242
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Davenport, City of Bettendorf, City of Riverdale, and City of Panorama Park
Davenport, IA - Scott County

complete construction of disinfection outfall #001 by February 28, 2022; commit to annual improvements to the inflow and infiltration of the collection system of an average of $3,000,000 annually from 2020 to 2026; between 2021 and 2034, submit yearly progress reports to the Department by April 1st; provide the Department with construction documents by January 1, 2023 of a flood mitigation project for the water pollution control plant, and meet other specified construction deadlines; complete the flood mitigation project by November 1, 2026; submit a report to the Department by July 1, 2030 detailing the feasibility and reasonableness of disinfection for outfall #801 and the feasibility and reasonableness of treatment of wet weather flows; and complete construction of disinfection outfall
03/04/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6175
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Keystone Equity Group, LLC
DeSoto, IA - Dallas County

Cease all illegal construction; obtain proper permits prior to commencing any future construction; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
03/03/2021
Consent Order - 7223
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Submit its Minor Source Emission Inventory within the next fourteen days; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
03/03/2021
Consent Order - 7254
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Hemmingstad, Steven and Jane
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Reconstruct the dam on their property no later than June 1, 2021 and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
02/26/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7194
Contact: David Scott
Kilburg, Roger
Miles, IA - Jackson County

Operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with applicable law; plant trees and shrubs as required by the facility's construction permit and a prior administrative order no later than July 1, 2021 and maintain and replace as needed; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
02/25/2021
Administrative Order - 7265
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Bauer, Tyler
Lisbon, IA - Linn County

Revocation of all certifications for drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment; and prohibition against holding any such certifications in the future.
02/24/2021
Consent Order - 7248
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Comply with all laws and regulations applicable to discharging pollutants into a water of the State; apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit No. 1 for the Ankeny #1 store; conduct and document employee training on compliance and implementation of the NDPES permit; conduct a risk assessment of all Hy-Vee stores and develop emergency response plans and document the staff who are familiar with its implementation; pay fish restitution and investigation costs of $18,929.98; and pay a $5,200 administrative penalty.
02/19/2021
Consent Order - 7218
Contact: Zander Rachel
Tyler Investment Co., Inc.
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Maintain and operate all wastewater treatment and collection systems (systems) under its control in a manner that complies with applicable laws; cease all non-permitted discharges; obtain a professional evaluation of the integrity and operational capacity of its systems; timely complete any professionally-recommended improvements to the systems identified in the evaluation; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
02/16/2021
Administrative Order - 7188
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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