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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.

Dubuque County

James and Joseph Schieltz

Cease operations of open feedlot, remove all manure from the feedlot, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,047 and an administrative penalty of $2,000


Administrative Orders

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

Sioux County

Todd Van Middendorp

Comply with manure application and manure management plan requirements and pay $5,000 penalty

Johnson County

Global Masters Investment LLC, dba Johnson’s Dry Cleaners

Comply with air quality requirements for dry cleaners and pay $10,000 penalty