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  • 8/1/2019 3:59:00 PM
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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.

Black Hawk County
Jon Matteson
Revoke Mr. Matteson's water treatment, drinking water distribution and wastewater treatment certifications and Mr. Matteson is not allowed to hold any DNR certifications in the future.

Clinton County 
Waste Management Agriculture Services LLC
Operate in compliance with the rules and regulations; Ddvelop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure to ensure proper land application; company on probation for 3 years; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Lucas County
Oleg Sharpelyuk
Stop all illegal open burning, properly dispose of solid waste in the future, submit disposal receipts for remaining solid waste on the property, and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.

Polk County
Airgas USA, LLC
Comply with all rules and regulations, implement a Plan of Action for tank monitoring and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Webster County 
New NGS, Inc. dba National Gypsum Company
Submit excess emissions reports, provide names of those responsible for recording excess emissions, provide training to those responsible for recording excess emissions. Develop and submit preventative maintenance plan, submit air quality construction permits, submit progress report on replacement activities, complete installation of burners by June 1, 2020. Conduct all required stack testing; If stack tests indicate emissions over the Title V limits, submit a Title V operating permit application, and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Wright County
Daybreak Foods, Inc
Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state, comply with permit and laws, and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.


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

Dubuque County 
Massey Properties, LLC dba The Wharf
Amendment to Administrative Order 13-WS-02.  Rescind the penalty assessed in the order.

Grundy County 
Strickler Farms Ltd
Operate facility in compliance with rules and regulations, construct shutoff port and shutoff device, and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.