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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.

Crawford County
Harold Chapman
Follow all laws and regulations related to the discharge of pollutants to waters of the state; and pay a $1,350 administrative penalty.

Dallas County
Keystone Equity Group, LLC
Cease all illegal construction; obtain proper permits prior to commencing any future construction; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.

Linn County
Tyler Bauer
Revocation of all certifications for drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment; and prohibition against holding any such certifications in the future.

Polk County
Des Moines Area Community College
Submit its Minor Source Emission Inventory within the next 14 days and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.

Scott County
Joint Use of Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal Facilities: City of Davenport, City of Bettendorf, City of Riverdale and City of Panorama Park 
Complete construction of disinfection outfall #001 by Feb. 28, 2022; commit to annual improvements to the inflow and infiltration of the collection system of an average of $3,000,000 annually from 2020 to 2026; between 2021 and 2034, submit yearly progress reports to the Department by April 1; provide the Department with construction documents by Jan. 1, 2023 of a flood mitigation project for the water pollution control plant, and meet other specified construction deadlines; complete the flood mitigation project by Nov. 1, 2026; submit a report to the Department by July 1, 2030 detailing the feasibility and reasonableness of disinfection for outfall #801 and the feasibility and reasonableness of treatment of wet weather flows; and complete construction of disinfection outfall #801 by July 1, 2034.