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DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/28/2021 11:30:00 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.

Clarke County
Cory Schaff and Sharane Brown
Cease and prevent illegal open burning and solid waste disposal; and pay a $4,135 administrative penalty.  

Hardin County
Andrew Vorwerk d/b/a Vorwerk Custom Pumping
Ensure that all employees are properly certified prior to handling, applying, or transporting manure; develop a Standard Operating Procedure for the land application of manure and submit the procedure to the Department for approval; and pay $2,284.64 in restitution and a $5,000 administrative penalty.