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  • 6/20/2019 11:31:00 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 www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions

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.

Adair County
Orient Area Betterment and Improvement Corporation
Dispose of all demolition waste as asbestos containing material at a designated landfill or if the testing indicates less than 1% asbestos, then the material can be disposed of as construction waste, submit testing and disposal receipts, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of 5,000.

Greene County
Neese, Inc.
Operate in compliance with applicable DNR rules and regulations; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper applicator certification; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $500.

Louisa County
Cat-Nip Ridge Manure Application, Inc
Ensure proper transportation and application of manure; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure for equipment inspection and maintenance; and submit discharge reports.

Webster County 
Michael Pearson
Cease all illegal discharges, Obtain an NPDES permit, Install sediment and erosion controls, Obtain NPDES permits for all construction activities in the future, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000.

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

Muscatine County 
Vitalix, Inc
Cease illegal discharges; Comply with wastewater and stormwater regulations; Submit a written plan to prevent future releases; and Pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,500.

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