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DNR enforcement actions, published 1/19/2023

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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.

Johnson County
Hightower Development, Inc d/b/a Park Place Northwest, LLC
Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.

Administrative Orders

Responsible parties have 60 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Benton County
Brad Zieser
Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Grundy County
Nolan Junker
Submit 2022's manure management plan update and fee and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Washington County
Kevin C. Flynn
Obtain the services of a permitted asbestos abatement company to supervise cleanup of the site and properly dispose of all asbestos-containing waste; submit an asbestos notification to the DNR prior to starting the cleanup; submit landfill receipts after completing the cleanup; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Grundy County
Steve Nelson d/b/a Nelson Construction, LLC 
Send at least one primary employee to a three-day Asbestos Inspector course and submit proof of completion to the DNR and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.