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DNR enforcement actions, published 11/10/2022

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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.

Dubuque County
John McDermott
Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.

Kossuth County
Cody Dornbier
Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Muscatine County
Northern Filter Media, Inc.
Submit air quality construction permit application(s); submit a complete list of equipment and control equipment that emit to the outside atmosphere; comply with applicable air quality construction permit laws in the future; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.