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  • 11/22/2017 11:26:00 AM
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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. 

Plymouth County
Kingsley Sow, L.L.C.
Develop and implement plan of action to ensure no further manure discharges at the facility.  Order also requires payment of $3,000 penalty.

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

Carroll County
Jason Wenimont
DNR has deemed this facility to be a medium Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO).  Facility must submit appropriate permit applications or comply with alternate options provided by DNR. Must also pay $6,000 penalty.

Sioux County
Kenneth Kline
Pay $1,500 penalty for late submittal of manure management plan with an Iowa Phosphorus Index.