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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. 

Allamakee County
Interstate Power & Light Company – Lansing Generating Station
Amendment to Administrative Consent Order No. 2016-WW-08: Amended compliance schedule to eliminate discharge of certain pollutants from wastewater treatment facility.

Muscatine County
Hilltop Road Association #1
Consent Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2016-WS-06: Amended penalty payment of $1,500.

Story County
Harvester Land Holdiings, LC
Cease illegal discharges to waters of the State, comply with storm water permit (NPDES General Permit No. 2), and pay $3,000 penalty. 


Administrative Orders

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

Woodbury County
Gary & Robin Holtz
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2017-UT-02: Payment of $500 penalty and outstanding tank fees of $1,060 in recognition of good faith efforts to remove UST system at facility.

Kossuth County
Joel McNeil
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2005-AFO-24: Order rescinded administrative penalty. All other parts of order remain in effect.

In a separate action for Joel McNeil: Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2010-AFO-40: Order rescinded administrative penalty; minus what had been paid. All other parts of order remain in effect.