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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.

Dallas County
Ram Development, LLC
Immediately cease operation and, within 30 days, request rescission of its air quality and Title V construction and operation permits; cease all illegal solid waste disposal activities and illegal open burning and comply in the future with applicable laws; remove and properly dispose of all solid waste currently on-site; pay an administrative penalty of $2,500, with $2,000 of said penalty going towards a supplemental environmental project in Dallas County. 

Linn County
Perfection Property Restoration, Inc.
Pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.

Webster County
Savage Sanitary District
Upgrade its wastewater treatment facility by Aug. 31, 2022 so as to bring the facility into compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.