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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. 

Linn County
Interstate Power and Light Company
Amendment to Consent Order No. 1997-AQ-20:  Amend Compliance Schedule.

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

Henry County
Nile Buffington (Buffs Iris City Truck Plaza, Inc.)
Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2017-UT-01:  Pay $3,000 in past due tank management fees and a civil penalty of $500.  All UST system components at the facility have been properly removed.