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  • 12/31/2020 11:19:00 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.

Poweshiek County

Fremont Farms of Iowa, LLP

Operate and maintain all structures at its animal feeding operation in compliance with law; install and maintain retaining walls at the front edge of manure storage buildings; load all trucks inside of the manure storage buildings; construct two new manure storage buildings; use temporary stormwater controls and best management practices in the event of stormwater contamination at the facility; test the stormwater runoff for ammonia in five locations at the facility; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.