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  • 12/10/2020 11:55:00 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.

Buena Vista County
Kris Ehlers
Operate and maintain all structures in compliance with law; develop and implement a Plan of Action for regular inspections of manure storage structures at the facility to avoid future manure releases; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.

Cass, Hamilton, and Jasper Counties
Global Fiberglass Solutions, Inc.
Submit for DNR's approval a binding compliance schedule for the grinding and recycling of stored wind turbine blades (blades); submit to DNR for approval a financial assurance mechanism sufficient to cover the entire cost of removal and proper disposal of the blades currently stored; store no more than 40 additional blades in Iowa until after blade grinding and recycling has begun; and establish no new blade storage sites without DNR's approval.

Dallas County
K and N Holdings, LLC
Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, including its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.

O’Brien County
Rausch Feedlot Co.
Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Story County
Larry and Joyce Egemo
Cease illegal disposal of solid waste and illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.