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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at

Consent Orders
A consent order is issued 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. 

Hardin County
Seaboard Foods of Iowa, LLC
Comply with air quality requirements, including excess emissions requirements, and pay $5,000 penalty. 

Sioux County
Greenway Farms, Inc
Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes, properly dispose of remaining solid waste, and pay $5,000 penalty.


Administrative Orders
Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Humboldt County
Douglas Sandven
Address non-compliance with 2011 construction permit requirements and pay a $6,000 penalty. 

Fremont County
Matt McCollum
Remove and properly dispose of solid waste and pay $1,845 penalty.