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DNR enforcement actions, published 2/9/2023

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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.

Buchanan County
Boderic Higgins
Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Clinton County
Joe Brandenburg/Brandenburg Drainage, Inc.
Cease illegal disposal and open burning of solid waste, including waste tires; comply with applicable law in the future; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.